Appropriations

The Appropriations Committee handles student organization funding requests.

 

Meetings:

First three Mondays of the block

Student Senate office @ 3:15pm

Open to Cornell community

Anyone can join! Contact the Chair of Appropriations if interested

 

Using your Senate-Approved Budget

Visit this tutorial for information about using a budget in community, including information on how to make transactions.

Types of requests:

Appropriations (asking for a new budget item)

Reallocations (moving unused funding, new budget item)

Reclamations (returning unused funding)

To submit a financial request, please fill out the Student Senate Financial Form.

The request must be completed by Sunday at 6:00pm before the subsequent meeting. You should always receive an email copy of the request. Email the Chair of Appropriations promptly if you do not get a copy.

 

What does Student Senate need to know?

Appropriations

discuss the request, in detail

show that you have achieved the lowest, effective cost

illustrate effective planning and leadership

explain how the event/item is open to the student body

Reallocations

combination of an appropriation and a reclamation

Reclamation

explain why the funds were left-over, not used, or unnecessary

 

What is the timeline for funding requests?

Reclamations require no further action besides the form

Appropriations & Reallocations require student representatives:

Appropriations Committee - first three Mondays @ 3:15pm, Senate office

General Assembly - first three Tuesdays @ 6:30pm, Commons Multi-Purpose room

For requests > $1,000.00, second visit to the General Assembly

 

What rules do we need to follow?

Student Senate follows its by-laws for approving funding requests

The current Appropriations By-Laws are available with all of the Student Senate documents online.

 

More questions or want to get involved?

Contact the Chair of Appropriations!