Council & Funding Boards

Click on the link below to view the Student Life OrgSync calendar. There you will find dates, times, and locations for each councils funding board and council meeting.

Vice President for Finance: Jorden Simmonds
Finance Assistant for the Office of Student Life: Jake Bax

Every Registered Student Organization (RSO) is assigned to a Student Organization Council. All Council correspondence will be sent to officers and advisors through OrgSync messages. The Councils will meet regularly throughout the year and every RSO should send a representative (this is mandatory in order to be eligible for funding). The purpose of the Council meetings is to:

  • Share important announcements and information
  • Get reports from member groups about their activities
  • Encourage the development of a programming calendar that coincides with the University Planning Calendar
  • Foster co-programming discussions
  • Provide funding to RSOs for campus activities

Active members of each Council are eligible to request funding from the Student Senate. To allocate funds, each Council has a Funding Board chaired by a member of the Student Senate Finance Committee. Funding Board meetings are scheduled as necessary for the Council to review requests. Requests are started by completing a Funding Request Form found in each organizations OrgSync page (officers can click on the more section, an then on "Treasury" to access).

All student groups are now eligible to request money for travel through a designated travel fund. This fund is divided into four quarters of the year and is used at a first come, first serve basis.

Please direct questions to the Student Senator chairing your funding board or to the Student Life staff member(s) advising your Student Organization's Council.  For more information on meeting dates, minutes, and funding procedures, check the respective council's page linked below or contact the Student Life staff member listed as your Councils advisor at (616) 331-2345. For further questions concerning your council's senator please contact Jake Bax. To view the date and time of a council's funding board or council meeting, follow this link and change the "all categories" drop down menu to the council of your choosing. 

Council

Budget

Senator

Primary Advisor

Secondary Advisor

Academic & Professional

$20,000

Jake Bax

Valerie Guzman

Brendan Gallagher

Club Sports

$358,000

Constance Turnbull

Eric Garvelink

Sports Student Assistant

Cultural

$85,000

Brian McAllister

Jeff Gibson

Kristie Scanlon

Faith-Based

$6,000

Tyler Tester

Todd Cox

Josh Lee

Graduate Student

TBD

Jorden Simmonds

Steven Lipnicki

Krista McFarland

Greek Life

$34,000

Rachel Travis

Alex Dudek

Santiago Gayton

Honor Society

$4,000

Jake Bax

Valerie Guzman

Brendan Gallagher

Media

$70,000

Jorden Simmonds

Bob Stoll

N/A

Performing Arts

$25,000

Benjamin Soltis

LeaAnn Tibbe

Nicole Wilson

Professional Fraternity

TBD

Rachel Travis

Santiago Gayton

Shannon Healy

Service & Advocacy

$50,000

Tyler Tester

Jeff Mutch

Laura Murnen

Special Interest

$35,000

Logan Wyatt

Fred Mooney

Sam Lampe

Campus Media organizations (GVTV, Lanthorn, WCKS) receive funding through the Media Advisory Board while Spotlight Productions receives an annual budget from the Student Senate.

PLEASE CHECK ORGSYNC MESSAGES FOR DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COUNCIL!

Direct questions to the advisor listed above, Student Senate Financial Advisor Bob Stoll, or Student Senate VP of Finance Jorden Simmonds.