The haves and have-nots: SFAC releases recommendations for FY16
The majority of fee-funded organizations and services were approved for their requests in the Student Fees Advisory Committee report, which was released on Dec. 8.
The recommendations will now go up to President Renu Khator and Vice President for Student Affairs Richard Walker for their final approval.
Note: *** denotes organization/service also had a disapproval.
Fiscal Year 2016 Request Approvals:
- Activities Funding Board: Fiscal Year 2016 base budget of $159,890
- Blaffer Art Gallery: Base budget of $21, 500
- Campus Recreation and Wellness Center: Base Budget $474, 154; they were also approved to provide Wi-Fi throughout the Center.
- ***Center for Diversity and Inclusion: One-time funding of $74,200
- A. D. Bruce Religion Center: FY 2015 one-time funding of $7,771; these funds will go toward upgrading the Religion Center’s sound system.
- Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life: Base augmentation funding of $34,786 will go toward the position of Office Coordinator.
- ***Center for Student Involvement: FY 2016 base augmentation of $16,129 will go toward the commons staff; FY 2016 one-time funding of $62,147 will be provided for the Clinton Global Initiative, Student Organization Spring Leader Conference and the Registered Student Organizations Weekend.
- Center for Student Media: FY 2016 base budget funding of $259, 003
- Center for Students with DisABILITIES: Base budget of $425,564
- Children’s Learning Centers: Base budget requests of $113,329
- ***Council of Ethnic Organizations: Base augmentation request of $5,535; these funds will go toward the Social Media Chairperson as well as the reclassification of Chair of Membership Development to Director of Membership Development; FY 2015 one-time request will also go toward the Social Media Chairperson as well as the reclassification of the Chair of Membership Development.
- ***The Cougar: FY 2015 one-time request for marketing, readership expenses, and student-leader stipend; FY 2016 requests for the same have been approved.
- Cougars in Recovery: FY 2015 request of $63,364; the base augmentation for in the amount of $63,364 will go toward the Program Director position’s salary.
- Counseling and Psychological Services: Base augmentation request for two new counselors; both counselors will provide services on the main campus, with the exception of one serving a total of four hours at the Sugarland campus.
- Homecoming: Base budget of $70,879
- LGBT Center: Base augmentation of $20,030 as well as the one-time FY 2015 request of $11,803; both requests will go toward new student staff.
- Metropolitan Volunteer Program: FY 2015 one-time request of $18,629; FY16 base augmentation of $4,369 for a stipend extension concerning the marketing chair; FY 2016 OT request of $13,780 pertained to marketing, volunteer fair and MVP service nights; base budget of $66,765
- Speech and Debate: FY 2015 one-time funding request of $30,000; FY 2016 base request of $39,992
- Student Affairs Information Technology: Base budget of $814,849.
- Student Government Association: Base budget of $147,373; one-time request of $12,160
- Student Video Network: Base budget of $78,378
- University Career Services: FY2016 base augmentation of $78,685 for a career counselor on the main campus as well as the Sugarland campus; the BA will also provide a .5 FTE Alumni Career Counselor.
- University Center: An amended base budget of $901, 656; the allocation was reduced from FY 2015 base budget of $1,070,916.
- Urban Experience: Base budget of $131,602; one-time request of $24,284 will go toward a graduate assistant position
- Veterans’ Service Office: Base budget of $168,546; one-time programming allocations of $26,500
- UH Wellness: FY 2016 base budget of $287,858
Fiscal Year 2016 Request Denials:
- Center for Diversity and Inclusion: One-time fund of $74,200 to base funding
- Center for Student Involvement: Funding for the Cougar Connection program
- Council of Ethnic Organizations: Funding of cultural excursions and Cooglympics
- The Cougar: Funding for The Cougar’s street team