RSO/Agency Budget Process

RSO Information

Timeline

  • Sunday, October 1st, 2023: Budget tool and guidelines become available on Campus Pulse

  • Monday, October 2nd, 2023: Fall Office Hours by appointment begin. Contact sgawaysmeans@umass.edu for an appointment.

  • October 2023: Budget Presentations and Workshops begin

  • Sunday, November 26th, 2023: All budgets must be submitted to their Advisor/Council through Campus Pulse by 11:59 PM EST

    *Please note that from November 28th, 2023 to February 1st, 2024, the Ways and Means Committee will be voting on Agency budgets and observing winter break. The Committee will be offering limited budget support at this time. We advise that you utilize office hours by appointment, budget workshops, and other resources offered by the Committee during the fall semester.

  • Wednesday, January 31st, 2024: All budgets must be approved through Campus Pulse by Advisor/Council Review by 11:59 PM EST.This is the Final Day for Council Review to meet. It is the responsibility of the RSO to communicate with their council advisor and ensure that the budget was submitted to the committee

  • Friday, February 2nd, 2024: Ways and Means Committee voting begins

  • Friday, April 12th, 2024: Ways and Means Committee concludes voting on budgets.

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 2024: Initial allocations will be sent out to RSOs, period to submit an appeal to the SGA’s Administrative Affairs Committee opens

  • Friday, April 19th 2024: Period to submit an appeal ends

  • Monday, April 22nd, 2023: the SGA’s Administrative Affairs Committee begins hearings on appeals

  • Friday, April 26th, 2024: Hearings on appeals conclude

Eligibility Criteria

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

  1. A member of the RSO must submit a budget request to the Ways and Means Committee by Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 @ 11:59 PM EST, hereafter to be referred to as “the budget request deadline”.

  2. The RSO must be listed by SEL/the SORC as “Active” by the budget request deadline.

  3. The budget request must include the full names and UMass student emails of at least ten (10) undergraduate student members by the budget request deadline (ex: Name: John Doe, Email: jdoe@umass.edu).

  4. Per the SGA Bylaws, Title XI, the RSO must not have a negative balance in their fee account by the budget request deadline.

  5. The RSO must not have line item requests in more than one budget request for Fiscal Year 2025.

  6. The RSO must have been active and completed all trainings in Fall 2023.

Agency Information

Timeline

  • Sunday, October 1st, 2023: Budget tool and guidelines become available on Campus Pulse
  • Monday, October 2nd, 2023: Fall Office Hours by appointment begin. Contact sgawaysmeans@umass.edu for an appointment.
  • October 2023: Budget Presentations and Workshops begin
  • Tuesday, November 21st, 2023: Office hours by appointment end
  • Sunday, November 26th, 2023: All agency budgets must be submitted to the Ways and Means Committee through Campus Pulse by 11:59 PM EST
  • Tuesday, November 28th, 2023: Ways and Means Committee begins voting on Agency budgets
  • Friday December 8th, 2023: Ways and Means Committee ends voting on Agency budgets.
  • Tuesday, April 16th, 2024: Initial allocations will be sent out to RSOs, period to submit an appeal to the SGA’s Administrative Affairs Committee opens
  • Friday, April 19th 2024: Period to submit an appeal ends
  • Monday, April 22nd, 2024: the SGA’s Administrative Affairs Committee begins hearings on appeals
  • Friday, April 26th, 2024: Hearings on appeals conclude

Eligibility Criteria

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

  1. A member of the Agency must submit a budget request to the Ways and Means Committee by Sunday, November 26th, 2023 @ 11:59 PM EST, hereafter to be referred to as “the budget request deadline”.

  2. The Agency must not be in debt by the budget request deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions?

For any additional question or concerns, please contact Ways & Means.