Allocations

Remaining Allocation Balance: $ 40,000

Student Government works to support the work of Morningside Organization through various avenues, including financial assistance.

 

The Student Government Allocation Fund is a financial resource available to those seeking to create a college-wide impact through campus improvement projects, social events, educational causes, and educational conferences. It is the purpose of the Allocation Fund to be used in a way that promotes the interests of the student body and ensures that the needs of Morningside students are met. 

 

All new and current groups registered with Student Government are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 in allocation money.  This funding can be utilized for various group events, conference fees, activities on campus, and more.  

For questions or more information regarding allocations, please contact Treasurer Mara Brown at mjb024@mornignside.edu.

 

Allocation Process

 

 

 

 

1. Ensure that your student organization is registered with the Student Government organization.

2. Complete the Allocation Request Form via the link above.  This form will collect the email addresses and names of various group members and advisors, information about your allocation request, and the date of signatures.  

3. After the completion of your Allocation Request Form, you will receive an email that states your form is being processed. Your form will then be reviewed by the finance committee. 

4. Once reviewed, you will be notified whether your Allocation Request Form has been approved or denied. A follow up email will then be sent. If approved, the email will ask what date you would like to present for your allocation. If denied, the email will state why and what can be done to correct the form.  

 

5. After a date has been decided for your group's Allocation Request, you will present to the Senate. The Senate will then vote as to approve or deny your allocation. If denied, you can request a different date and revise your presentation.

 

6. If approved, the Interdepartmental Transfer Form will be filled out by the Treasurer and the requested allocation funds will become available. Please send Mara Brown an email confirming the funds have been received.

7.  Following the use of allocation funds, student groups must return all unused funds to Student Government via Interdepartmental Transfer.  An allocation follow-up form will be sent via email and must be completed. All receipts from the trip must be given to and reviewed by Mara Brown.  

 

Guidelines for Allocation Requests

  • All organizations/individuals must follow up on their allocated funds by reporting back to the Budget Committee, including turning in receipts, to ensure that the money allocated was spent appropriately. All excess money allocated will be returned to the Student Government.

  • Groups presenting for Morningside Student Government allocations must turn in a request for monetary allocations prior to a Budget Committee meeting. If the allocations are approved through the Budget Committee, the group/individual may present at the following Senate meeting. 

  • Any group of 2 or more students requesting funds for an overnight event must have a faculty/staff member as a chaperone. 

  • Groups/individuals cannot request monetary allocations from the Student Government for fundraising efforts.

  • All allocation requests and follow-up forms must be endorsed by both a student and the organization’s faculty or staff adviser.

 

Additional information regarding Allocation Request Guidelines can be found in the Student Government Bylaws.  

Senate Presentation

During their presentation to the Senate, student groups are often asked a variety of questions regarding their organization and the event the allocation is being requested for.  Below is a list of commonly asked questions by the Senate which may be helpful when preparing for your group's allocation presentation.​

  • How does this allocation benefit our campus as a whole?

  • Can you provide specific breakdowns of your costs?

  • What is your mission statement?  How does this allocation further your group's mission statement?

  • Have you asked for assistance elsewhere, or fundraised to attend this event/conference/activity/etc.?

  • What you something new this event may help you bring to campus?

  • How many students are involved in your group?  How many students will this allocation impact?

Frequently Asked Questions