Introduction to Budget Committee
Budget Committee is the CSA committee responsible for allocating all CSA funds. Each year, your student activity fee is combined with all other students’, resulting in a large pool of money that we are responsible for allocating. We review proposed budgets during Spring Allocations and continue to meet weekly throughout the year to review incidental requests for funds and events. Our meetings are every Thursday at 8 PM (in Sayles 251) and open to anyone who would like to come. We make a recommendation on each request and CSA Senate gives the final approval for each request at its meeting on Monday at 7 PM (in Weitz 236).
I want to...
...learn about CSA funds.
...request money from Budget Committee
...read the CSA Budget Committee Bylaws and Guidelines.
...understand the CSA reimbursment process, once I have received funding.
...learn about Spring Allocations, and how my organization can get funds from CSA for the entire year.
...read past Budget Committee meeting minutes.
Members of Budget Committee
Budget Committee is chaired by the CSA Vice President. The VP conducts the meetings and does not vote. The committee is composed of two Senator liaisons and 10 students-at-large. New members do not vote their first term unless a quorum (more than half of all members) cannot be met otherwise. Students-at-large keep their seats on the committee until they go off campus or graduate. BC meets every Thursday at 8:00pm in Sayles 251.
Carleton Student Association Budget Committee will use cost/benefit analysis to reach conclusions on how to fund opportunities for Carleton students in a way that most effectively benefits campus. All decisions regarding matters not related to the bylaws are at the discretion of the Budget Committee. The following guidelines are not rigid, but explain the tendencies and ideas for best practice and function of the committee. Budget Committee will enforce its bylaws as stated.
- Explanation and links to CSA funds.
- Funding guidelines as outlined by Senate Bylaws
- Procedures for reimbursement
- Minutes from Budget Committee Meetings
- Reports from the CSA Treasurer
- Guidelines and instructions for the annual funding process
- Budget Committee Evaluation Form, to be submitted after a requesting party has spent the money.
- A page for resources for Budget Committeers