Rebecca Shaar (Co-Chairperson)
Aseem Kumar (Co-Chairperson)
Adrian Ashley (Union Treasurer)
Vidit Dhawan (Senate Representative)
The Brandeis University Student Union Allocations Board is the branch of the Brandeis University Student Union that is responsible for the distribution of the Student Activities Fee (SAF) to clubs and organizations on campus. Along with the Senate, Executive, Judiciary, and Treasury, A-Board is committed to serving the undergraduate student body at Brandeis.
A-Board is comprised of 11 elected representatives: the Two-Semester Representatives, the Three-Semester Representatives, the Racial Minority Representatives, the Senate Representative, and the Union Treasurer.
The Student Activates Fee (SAF) is collected as 1% of tuition. It is also includes rollover funds that were not spent in the previous fiscal year. For the fiscal year 2018-19, the Allocations Board is responsible for budgeting $2.1 million. Only secured and chartered organizations are eligible to request and receive funds from the Allocations Board.
The Allocations Board strives to ensure that all funding is distributed with transparency, equitability, and accountability. Our policies are outlined in the Allocations Board Funding Scope.
The Allocations Board holds a funding marathon each semester for the distribution of funds. There are two types of marathons based on the accreditation of a club. Secured Club Marathons takes place in the Spring and Secured Clubs are allocated funds for the fiscal year as a whole. Chartered Club Marathons on the other hand, take place in both the Spring and Fall and chartered clubs are allocated funds on a semesterly basis.
Although, majority of funding happens during marathons, clubs are also allowed to request for additional funds during the semester though emergency requests. Clubs can also request for reallocation of funds if they would like to use the funds for something other than what they are designated for. Both Emergency Requests and Reallocations are evaluated based on the criteria outlined in the Funding Scope. In order to request an emergency or reallocation please refer to the Allocations Board Funding Scope.
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