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Sunday, February 25, 2024

SSFC grants funding eligibility to leadership, sexual assault awareness student groups

Two student organizations moved closer to receiving funding Thursday when the Student Services Finance Committee voted unanimously in favor of allowing both groups to submit their budgets for the committee’s approval later this year.

In hearings last Thursday, Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment and the Student Leadership Program made their cases to SSFC as to why they should be eligible to receive funding from student segregated fees.

The student groups said their organizations spent a majority of their time offering “direct services,” or unique and tailorable education services, to all students. Student groups must devote 51 percent of their time offering direct services to receive eligibility.

“While there are other health services that provide moderately similar functions, [PAVE] has demonstrated that their service is much more tailorable and requestable,” SSFC Rep. David Vines said. “They provide peer to peer counseling, which I think is not insignificant.”

SLP, a student organization devoted to increasing leadership skills in individual students and student organization leaders, also gained approval to submit its funding request.

Some SSFC representatives voiced their concern over the similarities between some SLP workshops and other programs provided by the university, however SSFC approved the group’s eligibility because more than 51 percent of SLP service hours directly serve students.

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