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SAAC offers funding for student activities

Published: Sunday, January 26, 2014

Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014 22:01

The Student Activities Allocations Committee is now accepting applications from university departments and organizations that wish to receive a portion of the $400,000 allocated for the funding of student activities.

To be eligible to receive funds from the SAAC, a department or organization must benefit the entire student body.

Department or organizations interested in taking advantage of the funding opportunity should fill out the SAAC funding application listed at http://www.etsu.edu/students/currentstudents/forms.aspx. In addition to this application, applicants must submit a budget outlining the department or organization’s financial needs for the 2014-15 academic year as an email attachment to the Office of Student Affairs at gilberjs@etsu.edu by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28.

Applicants should receive a confirmation email within two business days of receipt.

If an applicant does not receive confirmation within two business days, a representative of the department or organization should contact the Office of Student Affairs at 423-439-6129.

A budget preparation workshop is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Jan. 29 in Meeting Room 3 of the D.P. Culp University Center.

SAAC Chairman Joe Sherlin said that the workshop is designed to answer questions concerning the completion of the budget and application.

Sherlin said that once the application period concludes, applicants will have an opportunity to address the committee.

“Everybody gets an opportunity to justify their request in person before the committee,” Sherlin said. “Then, the committee makes its decision.”

Once the committee hears from the applicants and makes its decision, the committee sends its final suggestions to ETSU President Brian Noland for his approval.

After Noland approves the committee’s suggestions, the allocations are placed into an account, to which the applicants will not have access until the next fiscal year, Sherlin said.

Anyone needing additional information about the SAAC should contact Sherlin in person in the student affairs office, located in Room 352 in the D.P. Culp University Center, or call 423-439-6129.

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