SGB reminds students about budget deadline

By Marissa Meredyth

Student Government Board issued a stern reminder about the looming spring budget deadline for… Student Government Board issued a stern reminder about the looming spring budget deadline for student organizations during last night’s meeting in Nordy’s Place.

Students must submit completed budgets to the SGB office at 848 William Pitt Union by 5 p.m. Oct. 29, allocation’s chair Matt Grau said. When dropping off the budget, organizations must also sign up for a budget hearing.

Budget hearings will begin on Nov. 4 and will continue over the following weekend.

Grau added that even if organizations are not planning on submitting a spring budget, they must take note of the moratorium period — Oct. 28 through Nov. 11 — during which SGB will not accept any supplemental requests for current budgets.

“The Allocations Committee will not be reviewing any supplemental requests during this period,” Grau said. “So if your organization has a request that would fall around that time, please make sure to get it in early.”

Today is the last day supplemental requests will be accepted, and any requests must be submitted by 5 p.m.

“The committee will not make exceptions for poor planning — only emergency situations,” Grau said.

The Board also continued discussion on the current process of revising the SGB constitution.

Judicial Chair Scott Krzywonos said students must vote into effect any change to the constitution during a general election.

The Constitutional Review Committee assigned to rewrite certain amendments will have to submit its revised constitution for an approval process before any general election vote.

Krzywonos said he was unsure of exactly who must make these approvals, but the Board is investigating the process.

Allocation Notes:

Campus Crusade for Christ requested $6,870 to attend a conference. This request was postponed as no members from the organization attended the SGB meeting last night.

Shotokan Karate Club requested $742.22 for materials. It received $450.95 and was denied $291.27.

Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity requested $1,960 to attend a conference. It received $1,723.40 and was denied $236.60.

Sports Business Association received the $750 it requested to hold an event at Pitt.

Red Eye Theater Project requested $3,293.12 to hold a workshop at Pitt. It received $1,586.06 and was denied $1,707.06.