The last allocations meeting of the fall semester is going to be Thursday November 30th. All requests for that meeting will be due on Tuesday November 28th at midnight!
What is the Allocations Committee?
We recognize that all student organizations on campus play a vital role in shaping the Pitt student experience. The purpose of the Allocations Committee is to provide financial assistance by equitably distributing a portion of the $3.5 million Student Activities Fund to student organizations in need. The Committee consists of 13 undergraduates responsible for the Allocations process.
Student Organizations may request money through supplemental requests reviewed each week by Tuesday at 11:59pm. The Allocations Committee then meets Thursday nights to hear short presentations from each group that submitted a request. For some requests, the Allocations Committee's decision is final; other requests, as determined by the Allocations Manual, are sent to the Board for further review at public meetings on Tuesday nights at 8:45 PM.
Supplemental requests are the main way organizations request money from the Allocations Committee and are reviewed on a weekly basis. Before submitting any request to the Allocations Committee, it is highly recommended that organizations reach out to their liaison. Contact information can be found lower on this page. To submit a request, please use the link below.
PLEASE NOTE: SGB has been experiencing an unprecedented high volume of Allocations requests in recent weeks. To allow an equitable distribution of funds to all organizations with our limited total budget, we will be strictly enforcing expectations of shared responsibility and will be heavily scrutinizing the cost/benefit analysis of every request. Generally, we look for a minimum of one dollar fundraised for every ten dollars we allocate, and expect to fund no more than around one hundred dollars per undergraduate student impacted by the request. Following these guidelines, SGB may only be able to partially fund requests that otherwise meet the specific requirements of the Allocations manual.
For more information on our standard decision making criteria, please see the Allocations manual. We also highly suggest that you talk with your liaison if you have any questions!
This year’s fall budget hearings will take place on November 9th. All budgets are due on November 2nd. As a reminder, Budgets are for long-term planning for student organizations and funding is for Spring Semester events.
To submit a budget:
- Please fill out the form called FY24 Budget Request Form for each event/general expense you are requesting.
- Then fill out the form called FY24 Fall Budget Summary Sheet which will be an overview of your budget, this will have the event title and its corresponding number.
Please remember to have accurate and complete documentation for all line items. Also note the new Allocations Bill that added a speaker event cap of $30,000 per student organization per fiscal year that will retroactively apply this year. The bill allows for student organizations to collaborate on speaker events and utilize both their caps with the permission of the Allocations Chair. For questions on these changes, please speak with your liaison.
If you would like to meet with your liaison prior to submitting please email them to set up a time!
The Allocations Committee
The Allocations Committee is comprised of a chairperson and twelve liaisons, whose role is to assist student groups in their utilization of the Allocations Process. The Chairperson holds ten office hours per week, and each liaison holds five office hours per week, during which they are available to answer questions, help with requests, and clarify policies and procedures. We strongly encourage every organization to consult their liaison before putting in a request. Please see below for a list of liaison group assignments and office hours.
It is highly recommended that organizations meet with their liaison before submitting a request. Please email your liaison if you are planning to attend their office hours. If you have any issues with submission or have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Position||Name||Liaison Groups||Office Hours|
|Committee Chair||Maddie McCann-Colvardemail@example.com||Governance Groups||Monday 3:20pm-5:15pm, Tuesday 1:50pm-3:25pm, Wednesday 3:20pm-5pm, and Thursday 1:50pm-3:25pm and 4:45pm-8:00pm|
|Committee Member||Obinna Ibekufirstname.lastname@example.org||#-A||Monday 11am-2:30pm, Friday 11am-12:30pm|
|Vice Chair of Engagement||Lily Schneideremail@example.com||B-Ch||Monday 4:15-6 pm, Wednesday 8-9am 4:30-5:45pm, Friday 8-9am,|
|Vice Chair of Logistics||Grace Wangfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ci-D||Thursday 2:30pm–5pm and Friday 9am–11:30am|
|Committee Member||Ryan Odomemail@example.com||E-F||Monday 10am-12pm, Thursday 10am-12pm, and Friday 10am-12pm|
|Committee Member||Colin Eccherfirstname.lastname@example.org||G-I||Monday 3:30pm-5pm, Wednesday 3:30pm-6pm, and Thursday 7pm-8pm|
|Committee Member||Abi Naidichemail@example.com||J-Me||Tuesday 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 4pm-6pm, and Friday 9am-10am|
|Committee Member||Aleksander Beardenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Mi-O||Monday 3pm-5:30pm and Wednesday 3pm-5:30pm|
|Committee Member||Stephanie Yauemail@example.com||P-Pitt||Monday 3pm-5:30pm and Wednesday 3pm-5:30pm|
|Committee Member||Nicole Zhangfirstname.lastname@example.org||Pittsburgh-R||Monday 6pm-7pm, Tuesday 12-2pm, and Wednesday 6-8pm|
|Committee Member||Dominic Victoriaemail@example.com||S||Tuesday 4pm-5pm and Thursday 4pm-8pm|
|Committee Member||Tiffany Homfirstname.lastname@example.org||T||Tuesday 4:30pm-7pm and Wednesday 12:30pm-3pm|
|Committee Member||Kyra Quigleyemail@example.com||U-Z||Wednesday 11am-2:30pm and Thursday 6:30pm-8pm|