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.

Want to learn about how the allocations committee spends our portion of the student activities' fee? Check out this report: Fall 2021 Spending Report

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 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
Allocations Chair Carson Hawk Governance Groups Monday: 12:30-2:00, Tuesday: 11:00-2:00, Wednesday: 11:30-2:00, Thursday: 11:00-1:00, Friday: 12:00-1:00
Liaison Grace Wang #-A Tues/Thurs: 12:15–2:45pm
Liaison Neharika Murthy B-Ch Mo: 4:30-6pm; Thurs: 6:30-8:30pm; Fri: 9:30-11:00am
Vice Chair of Logistics Luke Reinhard Ci-D Mon, Tues, Wed: 11am-12pm
Thurs: 11am-12pm; 2pm-3pm
Liaison Lily Schneider J-Me Tuesday: 12-2, Thursday: 12-2 and 7-8
Liaison Mary Omer Mi-O Tues/Thurs: 12:30-3
Vice Chair of Engagement Alexis Distefano P-Pitt Tues: 1:00-3:00, Wed: 11:00-2:00
Liaison Sarah Mayer Pittsburgh-R Mon: 4:30 - 5:30 Tues: 4:15 - 6:15 Wed: 4:30 - 6:30
Liaison Nicholas Cassano S Mon/Wed: 2-3, Tues/Thurs: 1:30-3
Liaison Tiffany Mao T Wed: 12-2pm, Thu: 1-3pm
Liaison Kanney Wong U-Z Mo: 2-4pm
Tu: 2:45-3:45pm
Wed: 12:30-2:30pm

Important Updates

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.

Important Resources

Resources for 2022-2023 are not currently available. Please check back later and email your liaison or with questions.

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 above.
  3. 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.