During the fall semester of 2015 the Student Senate Finance Committee awarded $16,000 of funding to organizations and award an additional $5,250 during the spring semester.
Before filling out an application, the Senate encourages that all participants in student organizations be more engaged with the Student Organizational Suite and Student Senate. The Student Organizational Suite and its coordinator, Kasey Nikkel, provide excellent services to student organizations; however, they cannot provide services to organizations who have not informed them of their new leadership and contact information. Before you apply for funding from Senate, we expect that your organization update its contact information. We also encourage all students to engage with Student Senate—we meet weekly during the school year, and our meetings are open to all students to air their comments and concerns. If you don’t make your voice heard, we can’t represent you!
This year, funding requests have been divided into three different categories: (1) Funding for Organizational Continuity, (2) Funding for On-Campus Events and Activities, and (3) Funding for Conferences and Other Off-Campus Activities. Our first priority when looking at requests will be those requests that allow student organizations to operate. A close second priority is helping organizations provide events and activities to the Luther community. Third will be allowing organizations attend conferences and other off-campus events that further their goals and mission.
When applying for funding, we ask that organizations consider the mission and values of Luther College. Please also ensure that requests are appropriate and will not violate any rules or expectations set by the college.
The Finance Committee would especially like to call your attention to the criteria by which we are evaluating proposals so organizations can keep this in mind when they are working on their applications.
All applications must be received by Monday, February 29th at 10pm. Funding interviews will be held March 8 & March 9. A representative from each organization applying for funding must be present at the interview in order to advance in application process.
Should you have any questions, please email Shari-Anne Pan-Oy, Finance Committee Chair.