The Finance Committee is responsible for initiating bills to allocate money to student organizations. The Finance Committee reviews funding requests from student organizations and makes recommendations to the Student Congress. After The Finance Committee has reviewed a request, it can
- amend it — committee modifies the request
- report it favorably — committee recommends that the Congress pass the request
- report it unfavorably — committee recommends that the Congress does not pass the request
- report it without prejudice — committee cannot reach a consensus
Does the Congress usually take the committee’s recommendations? In an overwhelming majority of the cases — Yes. We are here to assist you in any way we can.
The Finance Committee is chaired by Rep. Ben Albert (6 – Greek Housing). Six additional representatives sit on the committee, in addition to the Speaker and Speaker Pro-Tempore who serve as ex-officio members. The committee meets on alternating Tuesdays at 7:00pm.