FUSG approves budget for fall semester


Franciscan University Student Government approved the proposed budget for the fall 2019 semester during its formal meeting on April 17.

Fifteen student organizations had their respective budgets passed, coming to a total of $29,896. The amount is almost $10,000 less than the fall 2018 budget that was approved one year ago.

As usual, Student Government received the largest amount of any of the organizations at $8,122. Students for Life also received a hefty sum of $6,500, most of which will be used for the university’s annual trip to the March for Life that Students for Life organizes. The Student Creative Arts Network was allocated $4,400 for equipment and various student projects.

Other groups receiving funding included: the Veritas Society, $1,984; the Chesterton Society, $1,600; Young Americans for Freedom, $1,550; the Outdoors Club, $1,320; the Baron Pep Band, $1,315; the Coffee Club, $750; Latinos for Christ, $700; The Gadfly, $600; the Board Game Association, $410; Faith, Family and Smash Bros, $320; the Knitting Nook Club, $175; and the Red Cross Club, $150.

The budget process, which has been regarded as tedious, tense and time consuming until recently, went fairly quickly, Vice President Kyle Aubert said. He thanked Sen. Athanasius Sirilla, chair of the Finance Committee, for the committee’s work with all the clubs.

Student Government will next meet April 24 at 11 a.m. in the St. Leo Room.