What is the Allocations Process?
We recognize that our student organizations on campus play a vital role in shaping everyone’s Pitt experience. The purpose of the Allocations Process is to provide financial assistance by equitably distributing a portion of the $2.7 million Student Activities Fund to student organizations in need. The group responsible for the Allocations process is the Student Government Board Allocations Committee.
Student Organizations may request money through an annual or semesterly budget or they can submit supplemental requests each week by Wednesday at 5pm. The Allocations Committee then meets Thursday nights to hear short presentations from each group that submitted a request. For some requests, the Allocations Committee decision is final, Other requests, as determined by the Allocations Manual, are sent to the Board for further review at public meeting on Tuesday nights at 8:45PM.
While the university is sheltering in place, Allocations will be entirely remote and all student activities will be expected to abide by University policies. All liaisons will be available for office hours via zoom. Please contact your liaison at least 24 hours before you plan on meeting with them so that they have time to send you a zoom link. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
The Allocations Committee
The Allocations Committee is comprised of a chairperson and twelve liaisons, whose role it is to assist student groups in their utilization of the Allocations Process. The Chairperson holds ten office hours per week, and each liaison holds five office hours per week, during which they are available to answer questions, help with requests, and clarify policies and procedures. We strongly encourage every organization to consult their liaison before putting in a request. Please see below for a list of liaison group assignments and office hours.
Please email your liaison if you are planning to attend their office hours. They will send you the Zoom information to join! If you have any issues with submission or have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Position||Name||Liaison Groups||Office Hours (Remote)|
|Committee Chair||Isabel Weiremail@example.com(412) 648-7965||Governance Groups||By Appointment|
|Committee Member||Jhanvi Dasakafirstname.lastname@example.org||#-A|| Monday/Wednesday: 2-4pm
|Vice Chair||Alexis Distefanoemail@example.com||B-Ch|| Monday: 12-3pm
|Committee Member||Luke Reinhardfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ci-D|| Monday/Wednesday: 12:30-1:30pm
Tuesday: 11am-1pm; 3:30-4:30pm
|Committee Member||William Beddickemail@example.com||E-F||Monday-Thursday: 11am-12:15pm|
|Committee Member||Benjamin Nguyenfirstname.lastname@example.org||G-I||Tuesday/Thursday: 11:30-2pm|
|Committee Member||Rahmat Obanikoroemail@example.com||J-Me|| Thursday: 2-5pm
|Committee Member||Mary Omerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Mi-O||Monday-Thursday: 11am-12:15pm|
|Committee Member||Nathan McLaughlinemail@example.com||P-Pitt|| Monday: 11am-1pm
|Committee Member||Carson Hawkfirstname.lastname@example.org||Pittsburgh-R|| Tuesday: 3-5:30pm
|Committee Member||Mike Zangusemail@example.com||S|| Wednesday: 4-5:45pm |
|Committee Member||Nicholas Cassanofirstname.lastname@example.org||T||Monday/Wednesday: 1:30-3pm
|Committee Member||Jonathan Xiongemail@example.com||U-Z|| Monday: 12:30-3pm
The IRS moving rate has been changed to $0.16 per mile for 2021. Please use this rate for all requests involving personal vehicles.
The Governing Code and Allocations Manual have been revised. Please review the changes to the process prior to submission.
If you have received approval on your activity plan from Student Affairs, please submit it as documentation with your request submission.
Quick Reference Guide
Looking to submit an allocations request?
- We suggest reaching out to your liaison prior to submission- they can help you put together the best request possible.
- The link to the supplemental form can be found above.
- Allocations hearings take place on Thursday nights for requests submitted by 5pm the Wednesday prior. Certain requests will also be reviewed by the Board on the following Tuesday during Public Meeting.