Selah Vetter / Staff Writer
Numerous student organizations at Samford recieve SGA funding each year to carry out activities and other functions.
Every semester, SGA chooses organizations on campus to help fund. Both the SGA Student Senate and the SGA president have to approve an organization for it to receive funding.
“SGA helps fund any campus organization, excluding Greek life, that has been approved by the Senate,” SGA treasurer Anna Hill said.
SGA receives money from the student life fee that students are required to pay each semester totaling $43,000. SGA allocates this money each year to fund campus activities, events and organizations.
“We want to always remember that our peers are helping to pay for everything we do, and we want to be good stewards of this money so that students receive a full return on their investment,” SGA President Heath Padgett said.
The SGA has three principles for funding. These three principles are thoughtful planning, impact and stewardship.
“We want to stretch each dollar as far as it can go and ask questions like ‘will the program/project have a lasting impact?’ ‘will the program/project positively impact Samford’s campus?” Padgett said.
The organizations on campus that have been approved for funding are the Samford Gamers, Equestrian Team, Sigma Tau Delta, Ultimate Frisbee, Samford College Republicans and the Chinese Student and Scholars Association.
There are organizations that have applied for funding, but have not been
approved yet. These organizations are DREAM, Association of Nursing Students, Alpha Psi Omega, German Club, International Club, Samford Crew, RUF, Body Positive, The Samford Crimson, French Club, Film Club and Air Force ROTC.
Organizations at Samford can apply for funding during the semester.
They can apply for up to $2,500 per semester. Student organizations can apply by submitting a financial form on OrgSync.
“We receive the bulk of our requests at the beginning of the year, but re-
quests can be processed at any time in the semester,” Hill said.
Editor’s note: The Samford Crimson is in the process of requesting funding