While snagging shirts and free food from numerous campus events, you may not consider how much it costs to fund university attractions. Every year, the Student Life & Services Fee Allocation committee gathers to see what Student Life groups request in funding and vote on allocations.
The Department of Diversity Initiatives requested $13,350, with their Diversity Gala event priced at $7,050.
With multiple events that draw big crowds, the Women’s Center anticipates needing $37, 640. The center is specifically requesting $3,300 for Take Back the Night, $8,960 for the Celebration of Women in the Arts event, and $14,500 for the Women in STEM Conference.
The Intercultural Center for Peace is requesting $12,890. The center is requesting $3,750 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, which hosted Carlotta Walls LaNier and sold out of student tickets this year.
The Interfaith Center requested $20,700, with $9,150 for Interfaith Week.
Housing requested $7,535 for the Week of Welcome Event.
The International Center requested $44,000. The center requested $32,000 for the International Dinner Dance, a 28-year-old event, and asked for $12,000 for the World Fest Village.
The LGBT Resource Center requested $20,150, with $9,000 for Coming Out Week and $10,000 for Pride-U-Cation.
The Military & Veterans Resource Center requested $750 for a Photo Fun Booth.
The RecWell department asked for $18,100, with events ranging from Harvest Fest to Swoopocalypse to the Love Your Body Fashion Show.
Spinnaker Meda is requesting $8,000 for advertising.
The John A. Delaney Student Union is asking for $9,905 for the Game Room.
The Taylor Leadership Institute is asking for $30,050, wanting to apply $12,800 to the Student Leadership Summit, and $13,800 to the Leadership Speakers Series. The institute also hosts UNF’s Taylor Talks.
Volunteer Services requested $22,960, hoping that $8,000 will go towards OPS wages. They also fund charity resources like Supplies for Soldiers and Lend A Week with Lend-A-Wing.
In total, SLS requests added up to $246,030. The committee is responsible for allocating the $176,333 they have to work with.
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