Budget and Finance Committee

The Budget and Finance Committee has a responsibility and stewardship over student fees set aside for Student Association uses. These funds are divided between the various committees that make up SUUSA, and are used for various activities, clubs and organizations, and publicity, as well as various SUUSA Senate initiatives. The Budget and Finance committee is also able to approve funding requests made by students and clubs under $200 and give recommendation to the SUUSA Senate for any other student or club funding requests.

Requesting Money

Policies and the like can be quite confusing. Here is a general breakdown of what the SUUSA Funding Policy means:

  • All registered students, student clubs, and non-USO student organizations can request money from SUUSA. Staff and Faculty members, as well as university departments do not qualify. Students can receive up to $150 per year, and clubs can receive up to $2000 per year.
  • These requests must be submitted through T-Bird Connections on the Funding Request form, and adhere to the conditions and criteria set in this policy
  • Requests should be submitted to the Budget and Finance Committee four [4] weeks before they are intended to be used.
  • Those requesting must be able to finance equal or greater amount to what they receive from SUUSA.
  • Money received from SUUSA cannot be used to pay for coursework or related. It should be used for co-curricular or extracurricular activities.
  • Requested funds can be used for:
    • Meals and/or food (See Article III, Section 7)
    • Recreational Expenses (See Article III, Section 5)
    • Uniforms and/or other clothing and apparel (See Article III, Section 6)
    • Cost of Travel (See Article III, Sections 3 & 4)

SUUSA Money Allocation

As a part of Student Fees for the 2018-2019 academic year, the SUU Student Association is allocated $10.75. These fees are then divided between 6 budgets. These budgets are then used for various events and initiatives on campus. These include events such as monthly Meet Your SUUSA, monthly Campus Connect events, various SUUSA or Student lead initiatives, which could include things like the campus smoking and tobacco policy discussions, green initiatives, etc. A large portion of the money is also held in the SUUSA Senate budget, of which a very large amount is used for Student and Club Funding Requests. That means that means that money goes directly back to the students!