THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 350 Ferst Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 894-2814
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Student Government Association Communications Board
June 30, 2010
BI-WEEKLY NEWSLETTER BY Vice President of Communications, Brooke McDaniel
Fellow Yellow Jackets, Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing summer at home, vacationing, studying abroad, or studying at Tech, your Student Government Association wishes you a great two months before Fall semester. Whatever you’re doing, know that SGA is working hard to prepare for a productive year of serving you. Listed below are a few things that we’re working on.
FASET: Summer time means FASET time at Tech for all the incoming freshmen. Summer FASET was held on June 24, and upcoming dates are July 11, 15, 25, 29, August 12 and 18. SGA will be at each session, so look for us at the Involvement Fair, and various other events during the programming.
SLAB Funding: The Student Life Allocations Board is accepting proposals for the upcoming year. Applications are due by 5 PM on July 2. Please see the bottom of this briefing for more information about the funding and how to request it.
New Dining Options: Waffle House opened in Tech Square earlier this summer and has received a tremendous welcome from the Tech community. After SGA worked with Dining Services last year, more options are headed to the Student Center as well. Taco Bell, Subway, and a full Chick-Fil-A will open in the Commons on the first week of July.
Jacket Pages: Tech’s website for Student Organizations, Jacket Pages, has now moved to www.jacketpages.gatech.edu. Jacket Pages is your hub for all involvement
opportunities at Tech, including submitting SGA bills for funding requests. Change your bookmarks to get ready for a great year!
Collaborative Emergency Response Taskforce: Recently created under the Director of External Affairs, a new position on Executive Cabinet, is the Collaborative Emergency Response Taskforce (CERT). The purpose of CERT is to encourage communication and collaboration between student organizations and individual students in the event of a disaster to create unified marketing materials, a consolidated emergency relief calendar, and an organized forum for collaboration between organizations. Please contact Elle Creel, email@example.com, for information.
Redevelopment of SGA: In addition to becoming more “student friendly”, SGA is revamping our image this summer. We’re collaborating on a Mission Statement to follow, as well as a vision specific to this year. Be on the look out for a redesigned Facebook Fan Page, a new logo, and new features on the website (http://sga.gatech.edu).
Student Government is here to serve you, so please know that we are always willing to hear from you. Your executive branch is hard at work this summer, and legislative representatives are eager to begin work when fall semester begins. Please feel free to contact me at any time with concerns or questions that you may have, or if you’re interested in getting involved in what we’re doing!
Best wishes, Brooke McDaniel firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President of Communications Student Government Association
Information about SLAB Funding: Introduction The Student Life Allocations Board is in the process of accepting proposals for the Student Life Fund for Fiscal Year 2011, which begins on July 1, 2010. We are pleased to announce the total amount available in 2010 – 11 will be $125,000. These funds are allocated from the Parents Fund and the Office of the Provost. The intent of this fund is to promote interaction among members of the campus community, provide programs of entertainment to the Institute’s students, and encourage cross-cultural and artistic awareness with high-impact, highvisibility projects that would otherwise have little chance of success.
Process and Guidelines These funds will be allocated by the six-person Student Life Allocations Board (SLAB) composed of four students nominated jointly by the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Body Presidents of the Student Government Association and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. The following general guidelines will be used by the SLAB to determine which proposals should receive support: • •
Is the project high-visibility and high-impact? Does it reach at least 1,000 students in a significant way?
Is it of sufficient need to merit use of the Student Life Fund? Does it require significant funds (generally $5000 or more)?
Does it focus on any or all of the Fund target intents? • To promote interaction among the campus community (students, faculty, staff, alumni) • To supply recurring and consistent programming • To encourage an appreciation of the arts • To advance cross-cultural awareness • To provide entertainment outlets
All proposals for the 2010-2011 academic year are to be turned into the Vice President for Student Affairs Office (Rm 204, Student Services Building) by 5:00 P.M., July 2, 2010. The proposal should be completed in a separate document according to the outline provided in this application.
Comprehensive Proposal Outline • • • • • • •
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Presenting Organization/Department Contact Information • Contact Name, Phone Number, Email, Campus Mail Code Total Amount of Funding Requested Description of the Project • What is the event? • Where will it be? Proposed Date and Time of the Event Target Audience • Who will the project appeal to? Estimated Attendance • How many students do you expect to participate? • Why do you think it would attract an audience of this size? • If held previously, what have past attendance records shown? Project Impact/Benefits • How many students will the project reach? • How will the Tech community benefit from the project? Detailed Budget • Itemized budget including projected expenses and revenue sources Additional supplementary information (if Necessary)
Disclaimer The SLAB is under no obligation to allocate the entire yearly budget in the first allocation process. If there is any sizeable portion of the funds available after the first proposal session, a second session will be scheduled during the 2010 – 11 academic year to receive additional proposals. Funds may not be requested for a program that is defined as a fundraiser. It should be further emphasized that this Fund should not be looked at as merely another method of funding traditional programs. Instead, the community should see it as an impetus to devise, develop, and retain more revolutionary, highimpact projects for the benefit of Georgia Tech’s students, even if at significant financial cost. The Student Life Allocations Board looks forward to receiving your creative proposals!