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Recent Updates

General Allocations:​

  • The General Allocation due date is March 31st at 4:00 PM Eastern Time

  • SA recently updated funding policies. We encourage you to check out the General Allocation Handbook to prepare your application!

Co-Sponsorship Application Deadlines:

  • April 4th, 11:59 pm EDT: Last day to submit a co-sponsorship application over $7,500

  • April 18th, 11:59 pm EDT: Last day to submit a co-sponsorship application equal to or less than $7,500

Line-Item Transfer Application Deadlines:

  • April 4th, 11:59 pm EDT: Last day to submit a line-item transfer application over $2,200

  • April 18th, 11:59 PM EDT: Last day to submit a line-item transfer application equal to or less than $2,200

Committee Chairperson's Office Hours (Suite 427, Student Center or request Zoom link)

 

Greetings

Hello, Students!

The George Washington University Student Association is authorized to administer and allocate Student Association funds and recognizes that extracurricular organizations, events, and programs enhance the student experience, provide an outlet for student voices to be heard, and contribute to the GW community.

The Student Association, serves as the self-governing body of students, is responsible for promoting and supporting GW’s large and diverse population of student organizations which offers GW students greater opportunities to find their place in an organization that provides them with a sense of belonging and community. We are looking forward to serving students and student organizations to foster a vibrant GW community!

Raise High!

Sen. Yan Xu, ESIA-U, Senate Finance Committee Chairperson

Charles Aborisade, SA Treasurer

 

Financial Services and Allocations Committe

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The SA Code of Financial Policies (Bylaws Level 500) governs everything related to finance, from general allocations to co-sponsorships, to the organization of the Finance Committee.

Student Organization Handbook

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The Financial Services and Allocations Committee allocates more than $1.3 million in Student Association fees to over 600 undergraduate and graduate student organizations. In addition to allocations, the SA accepts funding requests in the form of co-sponsorships, and line-item transfers to support events and operational expenses for student organizations.

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Check out the Committee's announcements and statements here! We post latest policy updates, deadline reminders, and much more!

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The Finance  Committee holds regular meetings on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time in the Spring 22 Semester. During those meetings, the Committee reviews funding requests. The Committee also considers legislation during those regular meetings if legislation is referred to the Committee. The meeting schedule, agenda, and minutes are available to the public. You can click the buttons below to access those documents and files.

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Hearing is a meeting or session of the Committee to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, evaluate or oversee Student Association Fund activities or implementation of this Code, or provide testimony and data about topics of interest. Join our hearing to provide your insights!

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Hearing is a meeting or session of the Committee to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, evaluate or oversee Student Association Fund activities or implementation of this Code, or provide testimony and data about topics of interest. Join our hearing to provide your insights!

Financial Processes

 
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Student organizations submit to the Financial Services and Allocations Committee (Finance Committee) their proposed general allocation for the coming semester. The Finance Committee then deliberates on these budget requests and allocates no more than the cap determined in the annual budget bill. Typically, more than $7 million is requested by organizations for their initial budgets, so almost no organization ever receives 100 % of their general allocations request. The money in the budget account does NOT roll over to next year.

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A co-sponsorship is a request for funding of an on-campus event open to all GW students. Your request is considered by the Financial Services and Allocations Committee. All student organizations (including graduate umbrella organizations and their constituent student organizations) are eligible to receive a co-sponsorship from the Committee.
Co-Sponsorship Application Deadlines:

  • April 4th, 11:59 pm EDT: Last day to submit a co-sponsorship application over $7,500

  • April 18th, 11:59 pm EDT: Last day to submit a co-sponsorship application equal to or less than $7,500

Click here to view Co-Sponsorship Live Tracker!

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You can apply for line-item transfer at any time using this form: go.gwu.edu/satransfer. The Committee will review your request during every week’s meeting and there will be a result email sent to you after reviewing.
Line-Item Transfer Application Deadlines:

  • April 4th, 11:59 pm EDT: Last day to submit a line-item transfer application over $2,200

  • April 18th, 11:59 PM EDT: Last day to submit a line-item transfer application equal to or less than $2,200

Click here to view Line Item Transfer Live Tracker!

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The reclamation process is not to punish in any way, nor is any student organization guilty of any wrongdoing. Rather, the purpose of the Committee’s annual reclamation is to locate SA funds that were allocated to organizations to be used during the Fall semester, were not spent either in full or in part, and can now be returned to the Co-Sponsorship Fund to be re-allocated to organizations throughout the remainder of the semester.

 

Student Org Finance Resource

Contact Us!

We strongly encourage all student organizations to follow Committee’s Twitter and Instagram accounts (Twitter is more important). We will regularly post any updates from the Committee. This may include:

  • Temporary funding standards

  • Funding policy changes and explanations

  • Reminders for the upcoming deadline

  • Mistakes that are commonly seen by the Committee

  • Meeting schedule, agenda, and reports

Finance Committee's Social Media and Office Hours

Twitter @gwsafinance
Instagram @gwsafinance
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Email: safinance@gwu.edu
Committee Chairperson's Office Hours (Suite 427, Student Center)

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