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RSO/Fraternity & Sorority Life Money Matters
What you need to Know:
RSOs will routinely submit requests to the Appropriations Board for money to fund an on-campus event, out-of-state travel, in-state travel, and/or conferences/lodging. There are certain rules and regulations we must follow in regards to appropriating funds. The Appropriations Board plays a crucial role in your organization. Learning their policies and procedures will assist your club in obtaining your club's goals.
Appropriations Board Policies & Procedures
The Appropriations Board [+]
The Appropriations Board is one of the “Big 6” groups at Salisbury University. The Board is charged with oversight responsibility for activity fee money paid by Salisbury University students. Additionally, the Appropriations Board serves as a guarantor for Registered Student Organizations (RSO) accounts, as well as resource for organizations seeking funding support of programs and/or events that contribute to student development and the spirit of community at Salisbury University.
Goals of the Appropriations Board:
Assist in managing accounts for all Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
Manage deposits submitted by RSOs and to conduct routine audits to ensure accurate RSO account balances
Provide supplement funding to RSOs for events that contribute to the growth and development of Salisbury University students and community
Provide oversight and management for Salisbury University Student Activity fees
Requesting Funds from the Appropriations Board [+]
If an RSO would like to be funded for an event by Appropriations, they need to fill out a Request for Funding form at least two business weeks prior to their event. An RSO needs to have at least 10% of the amount that they are requesting in their own account.
When you turn your request in, please sign up for a time slot during our weekly meetings.
The time slot sheet is located at our door (125 N) in the Office of Student Activities. A member from the RSO must attend our meeting to receive funding.
After the meeting, a board member will e-mail the RSO with our decision and remind them that their next step is to come into the Student Activities office to continue planning their event.
RSOs approved for funding from Appropriations will have expenses related to the funded event debited from their accounts first, and then Appropriations will reimburse club accounts based on submitted receipts.
DO NOT FORGET: Your club will need to turn in ALL receipts in order to receive funding reimbursements from the Appropriations Board.
Restrictions on Funding [+]
The level of funding Appropriations provides an RSO is based on whether the RSO is charging a fee for their event.
It is okay for the RSO to accept and/or request money from members to help offset costs related to particular events
i.e., If an organization is going out of state and needs their members to pay a portion of their own expenses, that is allowed and encouraged in order to keep the RSO from depleting their funds
Such events may include, but are not limited to: Conferences, Traveling, T-Shirts
Appropriations will NOT fund T-Shirts or Flyers requested for an RSO
ALL T-shirts or Flyer requests/designs MUST go through the Publications Office
To make a deposit into your RSO account, bring the money you wish to deposit to the Appropriations office during their office hours.
You will need to know and document how the money was raised (i.e., bake sale, selling t-shirts, etc.)
The Appropriations Board will count the money and then provide a receipt for your records
The Appropriations Board will take the deposit to the Cashier’s Office
If you would like an official receipt from the Cashier’s Office, you simply need to request one and the Appropriations board will place a copy in your folder for your RSO to pick up after the official deposit has been made.