The Student Finance Committee is a Standing Committee of the ASNMU General Assembly. This Committee is responsible for allocating funds to registered student organizations for the purpose of sponsoring educational, cultural, and social programs for the students of Northern Michigan University. It is also responsible for oversight, review, and approval of Earmarked Funded Groups (EFG).
Eight steps to hosting a SFC-Funded event:
1. Choose a program or event.
If your program or event involves bringing in someone from off campus, the Center for Student Enrichment maintains a file of promotional materials on hundreds of speakers, bands, films, performers, and entertainers. Feel free to stop by and look through them. Make the necessary contacts to determine cost, availability, facility requirements, etc.
2. Select a facility.
Factors to consider are availability, the program/event being proposed, and the size of the audience that is anticipated.
3. Develop a promotional plan.
A promotional plan, with corresponding costs, should be developed around the targeted audience or audiences. Some promotional techniques are free and others have a cost. Most groups use a combination of the two. A complete list of promotional ideas can be found at the Center for Student Enrichment.
4. Identify production costs.
These include sound, lights, projectors, etc., that can be obtained through Audio Visual Services (227-2913) and anything else that may be required to produce the program or event.
5. Identify any additional expenses.
These may include transportation, lodging, meals, etc.
6. Complete a Student Discretionary Activity Fee funding request form.
This form can be picked up from the ASNMU office or downloaded here and will require you to provide a description of the program and a list of itemized expenses.
Important: Prior to returning the funding request form, please make sure your organization's advisor and the Center for Student Enrichment signs the request. Any budget request without these signatures will not be considered.
Once your funding request form is completed and turned in to the ASNMU office, you will be scheduled for a budget hearing with the Student Finance Committee, where your request for funding will be decided upon.
If you have any questions about the funding process, please contact the ASNMU Treasurer.
Please note: Do not make any commitments to a performer, speaker, or entertainer until after your program budget has been approved.
The Student Finance Committee requires student organizations receiving funding to include the Student Finance Committee and Student Activity Fee logo on relevant publicity materials, when possible (i.e. when a funding request is approved before publicity materials go to print). Student Finance Committee and Student Activity Fee logos can be found here.
8. Evaluate your program or event.
You will need to keep track of attendance and collect evaluative comments on things that went well with your program and recommendations for improvement on future events of a similar nature. Complete the evaluation form and turn it in to the Student Finance Committee.