The Student Government Association discussed special allocations in light of budget differences at their regular meeting Dec. 4.
Near the beginning of the semester, SGA reported they had $3,900 in special allocations to student organizations, but recently realized they have $11,805 remaining.
The difference was brought to the table when Dance Marathon, which raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network, asked for $3,500 in special allocations to pay for the performing band.
“It was just kind of lost in the mix. We were given the wrong number,” Senator Kara Fischbach said. “We have this bigger pie now, and I think that we should use it.”
Emergency legislation was suggested, with ideas including funding the previous three requests to their full amount, cutting the amount of money Dance Marathon would receive and allowing the three organizations the opportunity to reapply for more funding.
SGA Vice President DJ Smith said that the number was most likely lost in transition between the last presidency and the term of himself and President Alissa VanMeeteren.