The funding process for major student organizations and university departments was recently announced by the Student Activities Allocations Committee.

The committee expects to allocate about $400,000 to fund student activities for the 2015-2016 academic year. To be eligible to receive funds from the SAAC an organization or department must provide significant benefits to the entire student body.

Groups receiving SAAC funding are not eligible for Student Government Association BUC funds except in special circumstances when there are unforeseeable campus opportunities or emergencies.

Applications will be available online the week of Jan. 26, 2015. To apply for SAAC funds, a representative of the organization or department should go online to complete an application. A budget outlining financial needs for the coming year must accompany the application. Please save the document in your files and email it as an attachment to the Office of Student Affairs at by 4:30 p.m. on March 6. You will receive a confirmation email within two working days of receipt. If you have not received confirmation within that time please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 439-6129.

“Everybody gets an opportunity to justify their request in person before the committee,” SAAC Chairman Joe Sherlin said. “Then, the committee makes its decision.”

A budget-preparation workshop is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the East Tennessee Room, located on the third level of the D.P. Culp University Center.

The workshop is open to all organizations and is designed to answer questions concerning the completion of the budget and application, Sherlin said.

The committee is comprised of ETSU faculty and students. Final recommendations are sent to ETSU President Brian Noland for his approval. After the final allocation of funds, the money is placed into an account but is not available until the next fiscal year beginning in July, Sherlin said.

Anyone needing additional information should contact Sherlin in the Student Affairs Office on the third floor of the D.P. Culp University Center or call 439-6129.