Junior Lyndsey Wajert, The Hatchet’s opinions editor, calls on the Student Association to allocate more funds to smaller student organizations this year.
If money is power, then the Student Association has a lot of power at its disposal this year.
Because of an increased student fee and leftover allocation money, the Student Association has more than $1.1 million to dole out this year for University-wide events and student organizations. This money gives the SA more power than ever, but it should remember to give more to smaller student organizations.
All students can and should benefit from this money, but the SA needs to ensure that the largest student orgs don’t automatically see more funding. If this money is to benefit the most students, then the SA Finance Committee should allocate more money to smaller orgs that have received fewer funds in the past.