Every undergraduate student at the University is charged a Student Activity Fee of $85 per semester. This money generates the ASUP Budget. $70 goes towards the ASUP Budget and $15 goes towards the major event fund. With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, this fee produces a budget of over $210,000 per semester.
ASUP allocates this money to clubs & organizations through several different processes. Each semester, the ASUP Finance Committee (appointed by the ASUP Treasurer) constructs a proposed budget based upon the current Finance Committee Policy and interviews that are offered to the requesting clubs & organizations. It is the goal of the Finance Committee to create a proposed budget that will maximize opportunities for student involvement, support as many clubs & organizations as possible, and only fund activities that will actually happen and be successful.
The committee submits their proposal to the Senate where it is then debated. Senate can either pass the budget as is, or make amendments to it and then pass it. All students and contacts from clubs & organizations are encouraged to participate in the debate. Only officially recognized clubs & organizations that are in good standing are capable of requesting funds through the budget process.
At the end of each semester, all of the remaining money that had been allocated to clubs & organizations is rolled over into the ASUP Endowment.
This information is meant as a brief overview of the budget process. Further resources are available on this page that offer more specific information. If there is any information that is not available, please contact the ASUP Treasurer.