The University of Massachusetts Amherst

FY22 RSO Budget Process

Winter Moodle Training Dates

Moodle trainings are open for currently inactive RSOs.  For any questions/concerns please email: jdodds@umass.edu for SOMD & cgaw@umass.edu for SR

  • Trainings opened: Monday, Dec. 7
  • Trainings close: Thursday, Dec. 24
  • Grading will be completed: Friday, Jan. 8
  • Trainings will open for new RSOs/GSOs: Monday, Feb. 1

Budget Information at a Quick Glance

Please refer to the official FY22 RSO Funding Guidelines for more detailed information.

Spring 2021 Budget Dates

  • Friday, January 22, 2021: All budgets must be approved through Campus Pulse by Advisor/Council Review by 5:00 PM ET. This is the Final Day for Council Review to meet. 
  • Monday, January 25, 2021: Ways and Means Committee voting begins
  • Friday, March 12, 2021: Initial allocations will be sent to all RSOs; Period to submit an Appeal begins
  • Monday, March 22, 2020: Period to submit an Appeal ends at 11:59 PM ET; Appeals are scheduled and begin to be heard by the Administrative Affairs Committee
  • Friday, April 2, 2020:  Hearings on Appeals conclude

Budget Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for funding, your RSO must meet the following criteria:

  1. A member of the RSO must submit a budget request by Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET (“the budget request deadline”);
  2. It must be listed by SEL/SORC as an “Active” RSO by the budget request deadline; 
  3. The member of the RSO that submits the budget request must hold Signature Responsibility (SR) by the budget request deadline;
  4. The budget request must include the full names and student IDs of ten undergraduate members by the budget request deadline; and  
  5. The RSO must not be in debt (have a negative balance in the RSO’s fee account) by the budget request deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

More FY22 Budget Resources

More resources for the budget process including checklists, examples, and the Budget Workshop presentation:

Email Updates from Ways and Means

View email updates that have been sent via email to RSOs over the past year:

Questions?

If you have an unanswered question or concern, please contact the Ways and Means Committee.

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