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The SGA Finance Committee (FC) is charged with fairly allocating and managing the Student Activities Fee (SAF).

In particular, the FC aims to partner with student organizations, unofficial groups of students, and individuals to enliven the campus with rewarding extracurricular activities, programs, and resources.

 

We look to make the funding process as simple as possible while still giving time for proper planning. As a part of the SGA, we answer to the elected student representatives and the larger needs of the student body.

So, you need funding? Identify yourself:

I represent a Student Organization

Get started here.

Most student organizations are eligible to receive an annual budget from the SGA Finance Committee (FC). Those organizations apply and receive a budget each Spring for the following academic year. Organizations are allowed and encouraged to come back to the FC during the academic year for more money on a case-by-case basis, often for specific initiatives or events beyond the scope in the annual budget.

Organizations are encouraged to work together but should always look first to the FC and then to others for funding.

Speakers are funded through the MCAB Speakers Committee.

I represent an unofficial group of students

So you have an idea that you want to see happen? If you're idea is to bring a speaker, all students (related to student organizations or not) can apply to bring speakers through the MCAB Speakers Committee.

For other initiatives, we realize there are many groups of students out there that are not official, registered student organizations. Groups range from a casual group of friends to a large body of motivated and active students that meet regularly but don't want to become an official organization. You may have a name for your group or you may not. In many ways, your position is the most difficult because there is no pre-defined path for funding. But your flexibility means you may have multiple sources of support.

If you are looking to become a student organization or think you may want the resources of a student organization, talk to the SGA Constitution Committee.

Good places to start: Student Activities and your Commons Council (AtwaterBrainerdCookRossWonnacott). Many unofficial groups often obtain support for programming by partnering with official student organizations, academic departments, and other college offices. For event programming, many partner with the Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB).

I represent myself

So you have an idea that you want to see happen? If you're idea is to bring a speaker, all students (related to student organizations or not) can apply to bring speakers through the MCAB Speakers Committee.

For other initiatives, the usual first place to look for funding is your Commons Council (AtwaterBrainerdCookRossWonnacott). If your initiative is small (under a few hundred dollars), your Commons Council can provide funding and assistance for community events and individual student initiatives. The purpose is not to go ask for money at all five commons but rather to become actively involved in your own commons as a resident. That said, regulations on funding differ by commons so it's best to contact your Commons Co-Chair for more information.

If you have a larger initiative, we recommend that you first visit the Center for Campus Activities and Leadership (CCAL) located in McCullough Hall. They will be your first resource determining how to tailor your needs to accomplish you want. Some options might include: partnering with a student organization or a committee of the Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB).

Nah, I just want to bring a speaker

That's easy! Go here: MCAB Speakers.