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 in the SGB office (848 William Pitt Union) to hear short presentations from each group that submitted a request. For requests $1,200.00 or less the Allocations Committee decision is final, requests over $1,200.00 are sent to the Board for further review at public meeting on Tuesday nights at 8:45pm in Nordy's Place.

If you would like to submit a supplemental request, it must be in by Wednesday at 5pm. Allocations Committee hearings will take place Thursday nights starting at 8:30pm.

Click Here to Submit a Supplemental Request

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 in the Allocations Office (located in 848 of the William Pitt Union) 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.

If you have any issues with submission or have any questions please contact Ethan Gertzman at

Position Name Email Liaison Groups Office Hours
Committee ChairEthan
(908) 892-1292
SAAGsBy appointment
Committee MemberJamie T 12-2:30, Th 12-2:30
Committee MemberStanley Umewenistu18@pitt.eduC M 2-4, W 2-4, Th 4-5
Committee MemberJoe Johnjtj18@pitt.eduD-G M 1-3, W 2-4, Th 2-3
Committee MemberJulia Leejul87@pitt.eduH-L W 10:30-2:30 & 4-5
Committee MemberMichael Grunenwaldmig71@pitt.eduM-O W 1-3, Th 11-2
Vice ChairBen Kingbwk13@pitt.eduP-Pa T 12:30-3, Th 12:30-3
Committee MemberAshima Agarwaiasa115@pitt.eduPb-Pitt K W 4-6, Th 12:30-3:30
Committee MemberMatthew Jankowitzmej75@pitt.eduPitt L - Pitt Z T 10-12:30, Th 4-6:30
Committee MemberNoelle Marousisnom21@pitt.eduPitta-Pz T 2:30-5:30, Th 2:30-4:30
Committee MemberSean Steinlests137@pitt.eduQ-Sp W 2-3, Th 12:30-2:30, 11-1
Committee MemberDaniel Zuninodjz17@pitt.eduSq-T M 2-4, W 2-4, F 2-3
Committee MemberAboli Kesbhataak97@pitt.eduU-Z M 5-6, T 5:30-7, W 4-6, Th 9-9:30

Important Updates

Requests involving costs for speakers, performers, etc. require contracts (through SORC) and must be submitted with enough time for an Allocations decision to be made at least 21 days before the event.

Important Resources

Quick Reference Guide

Looking to submit an allocations request?

  1. We suggest reaching out to your liaison prior to submission- they can help you put together the best request possible.
  2. The link to the supplemental form can be found to the left.
  3. Allocations hearings take place on Thursday nights for requests submitted by 5pm the Wednesday prior. Any requests greater than $1200 are also reviewed by the Board on the following Tuesday during Public Meeting.