Who are we?

Who are we?

Our duty as a board is to allocate the student activity fund (SAF) to all the student organizations on our campus in a fair manner.  However, our ultimate goal is to promote student involvement and campus life at Illinois Tech. Finance Board (FB) is also responsible for making sure that student organizations are using the money allocated to them in a manner that does not go against the SGA constitution and bylaws as well as the FB Guidelines. We would like to help all organizations become comfortable with our proposal process so feel free to contact us at fb@iit.edu with any comments, questions or concerns. You can also reach out to your respective Finance Board advisor via email.

SAF

What is the Student Activities Fund (SAF)?

The Student Activities Fund (SAF) is a fund that is paid into by all students at the university. The Fund is for sponsoring student activities on and off campus. The charge of this account has been given to the Finance Board (FB) which handles the distribution, but dispensation is done by the Office of Campus Life.

Who is on FB?

Who is on the Finance Board (FB)?

FB consists of 9 regular voting members and a chair. The Chair is selected through elections by the general student body during the SGA Executive Board Elections. The rest of the board is nominated by the general student population (mostly student organizations) and confirmed by the SGA Senate through a slate put forth by the FB Selection Commission. If you are interested in joining Finance Board please email us at fb@iit.edu.

Mandatory Advising Dates

Mandatory Advising Dates

Finalized budgets must be submitted online here prior to time of advising. All advising sessions will be held 12pm-6pm in the SGA Office in MTCC 109.

 

  • First Advising (Spring 2019): February 4 – 8 ; Hearing: February 16
  • Second Advising: February 25 – March 1, Hearing: March 9
  • Third Advising : April 1 – 5, Hearing: April 13

Decisions will be released two weeks after advising.

Guidelines

Finance Board Guidelines

The FB Guidelines is a set of recommendations that the FB follows to help in the allocation of funds. This is made available in the form of a document to all students at request and during workshops. It can also be found under the related links tab on this website. It should be noted that the guidelines are in no way a binding document but are just in place to help clarify general practices of the board. The guidelines can be changed by the board at any point in time without prior notice. The most updated version is here.

 

FINANCE BOARD UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 2019

Under the recommendation of the current Finance Board Chair Jorge Morin, Finance Board will now institute a  limit of a cost per person at a cost of $600 for conference funding, and anything exceeding a conference cost of $600 per person, Finance Board reserves the right to temporarily suspend Article D Section 3 of the Finance Board Guidelines which is the “Conferences & Competitions” section. In the event that Finance Board suspends Article D Section 3 of the Finance Board guidelines in a simple majority vote, Finance Board reserves the right to:

  • Cut the budget if they feel that there is no reasonable way to lower the cost per person
  • Fund the budget at a percentage cost to ensure it meets the limit of $600 cost per person
  • Lump-Sum the budget and grant the student organization freedom to use the funds however they wish for only the conference they have been funded toward

 

FINANCE BOARD UPDATE AS OF APRIL 2018

Under the recommendation of Nina Tamras (Finance Board Chair for the academic year 2017-2018), Finance Board now approves for all student organizations active and in good standing with SGA Finance Board and Office of Campus Life automatic funding for General Body Meetings at $300 a semester and $120 for operational funding/internal marketing a semester.

Resources

Conferences

Conferences

All upcoming student organization conferences and their respective reports (i.e. presentation, TechNews article, WIIT Interviews, etc.) to the University will be listed below:

Organization Conference, Location Dates Number of Students Accountability
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers ASHRHE Winter Conference, Atlanta, Georgia Jan 12-14, 2019 8 TBD
Institute of Transportation Engineers  Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC Jan 13-17, 2019 4 TBD
Internship Academy  Global Artificial Intelligence Conference, Santa Clara, California Jan 23-25, 2019 16 TBD
 

Greek Council

 

AFLV Central Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana

Feb 7-10, 2019  

16

TBD
 

American Society of Civil Engineers

 

Regional Workshop for Chapter Leaders, Dallas, Texas

Feb 8-9, 2019  

6

TBD
 

Delta Tau Delta

 

Northern Division Conference, Muncie, Indiana

Feb 14-17, 2019  

8

TBD
 

Latinos Involved in Further Education

 

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Feb 14-17, 2019  

15

TBD
 

PRISM

 

MBLGTA College Conference, Wichita, Kansas

Feb 15-17, 2019  

12

TBD
 

Association for Computing Machinery-Women

 

Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Palos Hills, Illinois

Feb 16, 2019  

16

TBD
 

Association for Computing Machinery-Women

 

WeCode, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Feb 22-24  

8

TBD
 

Material Advantage

 

TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas

March 10-14, 2019  

8

TBD
 

Alternative Spring Break

 

Habitat for Humanity Spring Build, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

March 16-24, 2019  

14

TBD
 

Active Minds

 

Active Minds National Conference, Washington, DC

March 22-23, 2019  

12

TBD
 

National Society of Black Engineers

 

NSBE Annual Convention, Detroit, Michigan

March 27-31, 2019  

16

TBD
 

Undocumented Students and Allies

 

UndocuSTEM, San Francisco, California

March 29-31, 2019  

12

TBD
 

Society of Physics Students

 

Mid South Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference, French Camp, Mississippi

April 3-9, 2019  

10

TBD
 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

 

DBF Competition, Tuscon, Arizona

April 10-14, 2019  

12

TBD
Structural Engineers Association  

SEAOI Bridge Symposium, Chicago, Illinois

April18, 2019  

10

TBD
 

Society of Automotive Engineers

 

Formula Hybrid Competition, Louden, New Hampshire

April 29- May 2, 2019  

20

TBD
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Meet the Board

The people that help keep things fair. 

Jorge Morin
Finance Board Chair

Architectural Engineering

Armour College of Engineering

fbchair@iit.edu

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Nina Tamras
Finance Board Vice Chair

Business Administration

Stuart School of Business

ntamras@hawk.iit.edu

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Antonio Graziano
Finance Board Director

Business Administration

Stuart School of Business

agraziano@hawk.iit.edu

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Chimemezue "Clinton" Ezeani
Finance Board Recorder

Electrical Engineering

Armour College of Engineering

cezeani@hawk.iit.edu

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Zahra Khuwaja
Finance Board Recorder

Architectural Engineering

Armour College of Engineering

zkhuwaja@hawk.iit.edu

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Ka Hsel Nay
Finance Board Recorder

Civil Engineering

Armour College of Engineering

knay@hawk.iit.edu

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Chloe Rubinowicz
Finance Board Advisor

Electrical Engineering

Armour College of Engineering

crubinowicz@hawk.iit.edu

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Jared Knaub
Finance Board Advisor

Architectural Engineering

Armour College of Engineering

jknaub@hawk.iit.edu

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Kanishga Balamurrugarajan
Finance Board Advisor

Bioinformatics

College of Science

kbalamurrugarajan@hawk.iit.edu

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Anwesha Roy
Finance Board Advisor

Business Administration

Stuart School of Business

aroy17@hawk.iit.edu

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