What is the Allocations Committee?
NEW: *THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION WILL BE MOVING TO SUNDAY AT 11:59PM STARTING FEBRUARY 25TH.*
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 undergraduate liaisons responsible for the Allocations process. To contact your liaison for help with a request, see the bottom of this page.
Student Organizations may request money through supplemental requests reviewed each week by Tuesday* at 11:59pm. Only a limited number of requests may be heard each week, and submission by the deadline does not guarantee a hearing that week. However, the Allocations Committee will try to work with organizations to meet deadlines as appropriate. The Committee 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, usually those over $2,000 and as determined by the Allocations Manual, are sent to the Board for further review at public meetings on Tuesday nights at 8:45 PM.
The Allocations supplemental request form has moved from Jotform to the ExperiencePitt platform! Please click the “supplemental request” link to visit ExperiencePitt to submit any requests. For more information about ExperiencePitt, including instructions for submission, see here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any feedback for SGB about ExperiencePitt, please submit it here!
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.
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 email@example.com
|Monday/Wednesday: 11am-12:15pm Tuesday/Thursday: 2pm-5:45pm
|Vice Chair of Engagement
|Vice Chair of Logistics
|Monday 1-3pm, Wednesday 1-3pm, Thursday 7:30-8:30pm
|Monday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Monday 12:30-2:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3:15pm
|Monday and Wednesday 10am-1pm
|Tuesday 2:15pm-4pm, Thursday 4:30pm-8:15pm
|Tuesday/Thursday 2:15pm-3:45pm, Monday 4:30-6pm
|Wednesday 2-5:30pm. Thursday 2:15-3:45pm
|Tuesday 2:30pm-6:30pm and Thursday 7pm-8pm
|Wednesday 11am-2pm and Thursday 6pm-8pm