SASA reaches fundraising goal after Student Association slashed budget

Students Against Sexual Assault reached their fundraising goal of $1,500 just days after setting up the online campaign.

SASA requested $1,500 from the Student Association senate for next academic year’s budget, but they were allocated $360.

A post on SASA’s Facebook page thanked donors and said the contributions will help leaders “spend next year supporting survivors and educating our community, rather than worrying about funds.”

This year, the group had an SA allocation of $390. SASA requested an increased budget in order to cover costs of events like bystander intervention training and activities during Take Back the Night week.

The SA senate had passed the funding budget in an emergency session Friday, overriding former SA President Nick Gumas’ veto of the same budget earlier in the week. Gumas said he vetoed the budget because he believed many student organizations, including SASA did not receive enough funding in the plan.

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