The committee met for the final time in the fall semester Tuesday night. Representatives of several organizations headed to Gardner Hall to face the committee hoping to receive money to pay for planned activities for this semester.
The common theme for the night could be summed up in a few choice words by Student Congress Member Craig Amasya.
“I’d like to fund that, but we can’t,” Amasya said.
Josh Aristy, chairman of the committee, said the group’s allocable money ran out early for a few specific causes.
“We ran out of money quickly because we had a new committee,” he said. “And people typically spend more in the fall.”
In the Spring of 2014, Student Congress received requests from 70 student groups, allocating a total of $151,640-worth of student fees — the groups requested more than $217,000 in total.
According to analysis done by The Daily Tar Heel, only 22 groups received all of the funding they requested. Fifteen of the 70 groups got less than half of the money they requested from Student Congress.
The budget for the meeting was $19,800 — an amount that was lower than some of the organizations’ original budget requests.