Treasurer John Paul Watson talks with other SGA representatives at the Jan. 19 SGA meeting.

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Student Development Services is hosting a budget management workshop on Thursday for all student organization leaders.

The workshop will provide an overview of the Student Government Association funding process for the spring semester. SGA has $55,000 to allocate to student organizations for the spring semester.

SDS will also provide helpful tips and resources for managing an organization’s budget. Ebony Rose, the director of student organizations, will talk with participants about successful organization structure and operations.

Student Body Treasurer John Paul Watson will also attend the workshop to answer any questions organization leaders might have about the funding application process.

“This is an excellent opportunity for student organizations to learn how to access and utilize SGA’s funding process,” said Watson. “I can also learn how to better serve campus organization members.”

The SGA funding application for the spring semester opened on Jan. 16, and closes on April 5. After filling out an application, organization leaders must make a short presentation to the SGA finance committee describing how they will use the allocated funds.

Watson recommends that organization leaders do the following:

  1. Read the SGA funding guidelines before the presentation.
  2. Have a clear breakdown of what funding they will need and how they will use it.
  3. Dress professionally.
  4. Be prepared for questions from the finance committee.

“Most importantly, don’t be nervous,” Watson said.

Organization members should know how much money they were allocated within 24 hours of their presentation.

Students are encouraged to fill out a checklist to make sure they are prepared for the funding process.

The event will take place in Rees-Jones Hall 112 from 4-5 p.m. Thursday.