By Vanessa Herb
Director of Finance
vanessa.herb@asu.edu

As many of you know, one of the several uses for the student fee budget that we have is for travel – for both individuals and organizations.

USGD and the Budget Allocations Committee enjoys seeing students succeed and take their Sun Devil spirit, pride and tradition to places outside of campus. We enjoy it so much, that we have a new addition to our BAC bylaws that allows us as your Student Government to know exactly how your trip benefitted you and will benefit the ASU Downtown Campus.

Here is the excerpt from article 2 of the BAC Appendix in our USGD bylaws, regarding those who are traveling using student fee dollars:

RSOs and individuals that request funding through the allocation of Student Fee Dollars are required to attend the immediate Senate Meeting that follows the completion of their event or travel.

  • Failure to attend may result in future funding requests being tabled indefinitely.
  • Changes to future funding requests will be left to the discretion of the Director of Finance.
  • RSOs and individuals must present a compelling case that illustrates how their use of Student Fee Dollars directly benefited Arizona State University students and promoted Sun Devil spirit, pride and tradition.
  • If they fail to do so, to be decided at the discretion of the Director of Finance, future funding requests may be jeopardized and may be tabled indefinitely.”

So what does this mean for you?

If you are traveling or planning on traveling using student fee dollars, we are requiring that you come back to the senate meeting following your trip to present to us about how it went, explain just how you showed your Sun Devil spirit, pride and tradition, and how you will use your new knowledge to benefit our campus. We as USGD and the BAC care immensely about your success, and we hope to see some of you in our future meetings.

If you have any questions regarding funding or the new bylaws, feel free to contact me at any time via email or phone.

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