About the Finance Board
The Finance Board is part of the SGA’s legislative branch; we are a dynamic body that allocates funds to support student organization activities.The Finance Board consists of seven voting members: five at-large Finance Board Representatives (which include the Chair and the Vice Chair), the SGA Treasurer, and the SGA Vice President for Student Organizations. Members of the Finance Board will allocate $250,000 to student organizations over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information about how this money will be spent, read this year’s guidelines.
Finance Board Meetings
Our meetings are open to all UMBC students and take place every Tuesday (during the fall and spring semesters) at 5:30pm in Commons 318. The majority of work is done at our weekly meetings, in which voting members partake in extensive discussions to determine if funding particular activities on campus is an effective use of the student dollar. We spend a lot of time working with a variety of student organizations on campus and are constantly making an effort to increase transparency between SGA and student organizations.
Current Finance Board Representatives
Summer Chair: Carly Socha, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Vice Chair: Feyi Ojo, email@example.com
(The roles of Summer Chair and Summer Vice Chair are ceremonial. The Finance Board will be electing its Chair and Vice Chair at the first regular meeting of the Fall 2017 semester.)
First Year Ambassadors:
The Finance Board will be looking for three first year ambassadors for the 2017-18 Academic Year. Keep up to date with the Get Involved, First Year Ambassador, and News pages for updates!
Tips for Navigating the Allocation Request Process
Check out this presentation to learn more about how to request an allocation of funds from the Finance Board and to get some advice on submitting your request!