Allocation’s Day coming up for clubs

Elizabeth Hjelm, Staff Writer

Allocation hearings are coming up and this is what you need to know!
Allocation hearings will be held Tuesday, April 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in room 16 of the Conn Library, or Tuesday, April 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in room 16 of the Conn Library.
Before arriving at the hearings, a club member must email Blake Aspen.
Why is it important to attend Allocation’s Day?
“The allocation’s process is critical for clubs of this campus,” Aspen said.
“As part of our Wayne State College Student Senate, we guarantee the Student Activity Board, Wildcat Wheels, Intramural and Club Sports, and Spirit and Traditions a specific cut of the Student Activity Fund (SAF).
“Other clubs, that are student-led, participate in a process known as Allocation’s Day.
“Here, student leaders from all the clubs seeking SAF dollars make the case in front of a committee led by the Student Senate called the Allocations Committee.”
Allocations is how clubs and organizations on campus earn their funding for the upcoming year.
“As far as advice goes, I would recommend that club leaders come prepared with some simple statistics about their club, or estimations,” Aspen said.
“Clubs should be prepared to answer for how they have spent their money for the previous school year,” Aspen said. “Likewise, they should make mention of any events, attendance, and how they plan to grow their impact on campus.”
“The allocations process is critical for clubs on our campus,” Aspen said. “Some clubs have grown to the point where they are privately fundraising thousands of dollars, but they got their start through simple funding through the Student Senate allocation’s process.”
The list of questions clubs should be prepared to answer reads as:

What is your name and the name of your club?
How many dollars has your club been allocated for the current academic year?
What amount of dollars did you ask for (from the Allocations Committee)?
Why did you ask for that amount?
What have you been spending your allocation dollars on and why?
What does your club plan to spend your remaining allocations on this year?
Do you have a club budget?
Did you run any fundraisers?
What are your membership numbers compared to previous years?
Have you collaborated with other clubs? If so, which clubs and what events have you held? Are you planning to hold more?
How has COVID-19 impacted your club?
Any other club specific information the committee should be informed of?