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Councils & Funding Boards

Click on the link below to view the Student Life OrgSync calendar. There you will find dates, times, and locations for each councils funding board and council meeting.

Vice President for Finance:  Jeremy Turnbull
Finance Assistant for the Office of Student Life: TBA

Every Registered Student Organization (RSO) is assigned to a Student Organization Council. All Council correspondence will be sent to officers and advisors through OrgSync messages. The Councils will meet regularly throughout the year and every RSO should send a representative (this is mandatory in order to be eligible for funding). The purpose of the Council meetings is to:

  • Share important announcements and information
  • Get reports from member groups about their activities
  • Encourage the development of a programming calendar that coincides with the University Planning Calendar
  • Foster co-programming discussions
  • Provide funding to RSOs for campus activities

Active members of each Council are eligible to request funding from the Student Senate. To allocate funds, each Council has a Funding Board chaired by a member of the Student Senate Finance Committee. Funding Board meetings are scheduled as necessary for the Council to review requests. Requests are started by completing a Funding Request Form found in each organizations OrgSync page (officers can click on the more section, an then on "Treasury" to access).

All student groups are now eligible to request money for travel through a designated travel fund. This fund is divided into four quarters of the year and is used at a first come, first serve basis.

Please direct questions to the Student Senator chairing your funding board or to the Student Life staff member(s) advising your Student Organization's Council.  For more information on meeting dates, minutes, and funding procedures, check the respective council's page linked below or contact the Student Life staff member listed as your Councils advisor at (616) 331-2345. To view the date and time of a council's funding board or council meeting, follow this link and change the "all categories" drop down menu to the council of your choosing. 

Appropriations - Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.




Primary Advisor

Secondary Advisor

Academic & Professional



Eric Stevens

Josh Lee

Honor Society




Nicole WilsonBrendan Gallagher




Bob Stoll

Bobby Nielson

Performing Arts



LeaAnn Tibbe

Kara Jacoboni

Service & Advocacy



Liz Collver

Nicole WilsonBrendan Gallagher

Special Interest



Ryan Neloms

Megan Ellinger

Additional Funding Boards - Meetings vary




Primary Advisor

Secondary Advisor

Greek Life /Professional Fraternity



Alex Dudek

Santiago Gayton / Chelsea Hummel

Club Sports



Eric Garvelink


Cultural & Interfaith

$80,000 / $8,000


Kristie Scanlon

Kellie Pnacek-Carter

Finance Committee - Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.



Travel Requests


Campus Media organizations (GVTV, Lanthorn, WCKS) receive funding through the Media Advisory Board while Spotlight Productions receives an annual budget from the Student Senate.


Direct questions to the advisor listed above, Student Senate Financial Advisor Bob Stoll, or Student Senate VP of Finance Jeremy Turnbull.