Student Federation passed a motion to give $3,500 to the Student Activities Board for food and catering costs at Centralhallapalooza.
At last year’s CHP, SAB ran out of food two hours into the six-hour event, so it requested $4,000 from the federation to ensure there will not be a repeat of last year. The total cost of CHP comes out to $33,000.
The federation does not normally give funds to SAB, since it is not a student club. Proposals from outside organizations require a month-long analysis by the finance committee and require a two-thirds vote to pass.
Recreational team leader senior Branden Bisher said he felt this partnership could serve to create a better experience for students; food at the event is a great attraction for many students.
“We believe that we share a common goal with Student Federation, and that is to serve the student body as best as we can,” Bisher said. “In going to the federation, we hoped to form a partnership in order to provide students with the best CHP experience possible.”
The federation approved a disbursement of $3,500 to SAB. Treasurer and senior Charles Adams gave the reasoning behind this decision in the meeting.
“Based on the unusually light funding requests to Student Federation this semester, the Finance Committee unanimously recommends $3,500 for CHP,” Adams said. “However, the Finance Committee recognizes this is as an exceptional circumstance and advises the SAB to do everything in its power to avoid asking the federation for funds in the future.”
Junior and Federation President Natalie Meckel also noted that the federation’s position at this time in the semester played a role in the decision.
The Federation is in a unique position financially this semester with unanticipated funds left over from spring spending proposals that fell through, Meckel said. The Finance Committee is confident they can support SAB without hurting other student organizations for which funds are intended.