What is the Allocations Committee?

We recognize that our student organizations on campus play a vital role in shaping everyone’s Pitt experience. The purpose of the Allocations Committee is to provide financial assistance by equitably distributing a portion of the $3.5 million Student Activities Fund to student organizations in need. The Committee consists of 13 undergraduates responsible for the Allocations process.

Student Organizations may request money through supplemental requests reviewed 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.

Click Here to Submit a Supplemental Request

As the 2022-23 school year comes to a close, the committee is limited on the number of requests we are able to review at this time and some (especially large expenditures) may be postponed until the committee for the 2023-24 academic year is assembled and accepting requests. If this is the case for your request, you will receive an email elaborating on the timeline of your request shortly after submission.

Want to learn about how the Allocations Committee spends our portion of the student activities' fee? Check out this report: Fall 2022 Spending Report

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. If you have any issues with submission or have any questions please contact us at

Position Name Email Liaison Groups Office Hours
Committee ChairCarson
(412) 889-8532
Governance GroupsMonday/Wednesday 12:00-3:00, Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-2:30
Committee MemberGrace Monday 1:00-3:00, Wednesday: 10:00-1:00

Committee MemberNeha Murthynrm62@pitt.eduB-Ch Tuesday: 10:00-11:00, 12:30-2:30, Thursday: 12:30-2:30

Vice Chair of LogisticsLuke Reinhardlar154@pitt.eduCi-DMonday: 2:00-3:00, Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00-2:00, Wednesday: 2:00-4:00

Committee MemberMaddie McCann-Colvardlmm290@pitt.eduE-F Tuesday/Thursday: 2:00-4:30
Committee MemberAbi Naidichahn21@pitt.eduG-I Wednesday/Friday: 9:00-11:30 AM
Committee MemberLily Schneiderlks51@pitt.eduJ-MeMonday-Friday: 8:00-9:00 AM
Committee MemberMary Omermeo69@pitt.eduMi-OMonday: 2:00-4:00, Wednesday 2:00-5:00
Vice Chair of EngagementLexi Distefanoand203@pitt.eduP-PittMonday: 12:00-3:00, Friday: 10:00-12:00

Committee MemberSarah Mayersjm189@pitt.eduPittsburgh-RMonday: 4:00-5:00, Tuesday: 5:00-6:00, Wednesday: 3:00-4:00, Thursday: 6:30-8:30
Committee MemberNick Cassanonfc17@pitt.eduS Monday/Wednesday: 12:00-2:30

Committee MemberTiffany Maotim55@pitt.eduT Monday: 12:00-3:00, Wednesday: 12:00-2:00

Committee MemberNini Wongkaw271@pitt.eduU-Z Monday: 2:00-4:00 PM, Tuesday: 2:15-2:45 PM, Wednesday: 12:30-2:30 PM, Thursday: 2:15-2:45 PM