SGA Funds

Capital Investment Fund (CIF)

The Capital Investment Fund was created by the four undergraduate student councils (ESC, CCSC, GSSC, SGA) to address the needs of Columbia student groups who have difficulties securing funding for large-scale overhauls of equipment or supplies. CIF is an avenue that lends itself to meet club needs requiring larger budgets.

The group must prove that the grant will be used to benefit the undergraduate community, such as by elevating the level of event programming, providing academic resources, improving community, promoting wellness, or more. A Capital Investment grant is only awarded to a group once every 3 years, given that the fund is designed for groups who need injections of supplemental funds only every few years for revamping now-outdated equipment or technology in order to maintain modern, effective, and/or safe operations.

The CIF Application Form Spring 2018 includes of the following, ALL of which must be fully completed for funding consideration, by Friday, February 23rd at 11:59pm:

1. CIF Application Form Spring Google Form  

2. CIF Budget Spreadsheet (specific request details; link to template included within form of component 1) 

3. In-Person Presentation (Sunday, February 25th; link to time slot sign-ups included within form of component 1)

 

2017-2018 SGA Endowment:

Purpose: The SGA Endowment was created to finance projects that enhance the student experience for the largest possible number of Barnard students on campus. SGA invites all Barnard students to propose a project that reaches the broadest number of students as possible.

In the past, approved Endowment Fund proposals have included: new printers installed in residential halls, new seating for the Diana, opening the Diana roof to student access during lunches, and the purchase of reusable thermoses for the entire student body.

Parameters of the Fund: The SGA Endowment Fund provides funding for projects that reach the largest and broadest amount of students in a financial responsible way. All accepted projects should enhance the student life at Barnard and/or contribute to the overall academic community.

 

Endowment Timeline:

Applications will open on October 13th 2017. Please apply here

  • All applications should be emailed to the SGA VP of Finance, epm2139@barnard.edu by the above deadline in order to be considered for the endowment. No extensions will be granted and no late applications will be reviewed. The Financial Review Committee (FRC) will review applications until November 12th and will contact appropriate administrators when necessary.
  • All applicants will receive an email from FRC by November 15th as to whether or not their proposal fits the parameters of the endowment fund. Applicants whose projects are believed to be financially feasible and fit the guidelines of enhancing the student experience for the largest possible number of Barnard students on campus will be asked to make a presentation an SGA Representative Council meeting (date TBD) between 8-9pm.
  • The FRC will discuss the top proposals as voted on by SGA Representatives and coordinate with the administration to ensure the financial and logistic feasibility of the chosen proposals.
  • Approved proposals will be announced after the SGA Representative Council meeting on the evening of the proposal presentations.
  • Proposals will be implemented over Winter Break and during the Spring Semester depending on the scale of the proposal.

Any general questions should be directed to the Financial Review Council at epm2139@barnard.edu

 

The SGA Co-Sponsorship Fund

The SGA Co-Sponsorship Fund is a vehicle for direct impact on Barnard students and student groups. Though the fund is limited ($6,000 for the year, with roughly $3,000 to be distributed per semester) it is intended to provide necessary fund for initiatives that student groups, committees, and individuals design to impact the Barnard community. The application is available here, and there is no deadline to apply!

 

 

The Barnard Morningside Fund

The Barnard Morningside Fund provides front-end funding to student groups recognized by the Governing Board at Barnard (GBB), for Facilities and Security charges on Morningside Campus. The fund is supported by the Barnard College Student Government Association (SGA), and is available to all GBB-only recognized undergraduate student organizations.

The amount in the fund is reassessed after each year based on past data and it is important to note that the fund is capped and will not be limitless. Student group programming will be restricted by existing limitations on available space and student time.

The Barnard Morningside Fund is available only to GGB recognized groups, groups that are recognized by ABC, SGB, CSGB, IGC, CI, or are dually recognized, should apply to the Facilities and Securities Fund.

Inquiries about the Facilities and Securities Fund can be sent to treasurers@columbia.edu

All charges to the Barnard Morningside Fund must be made within the fiscal year in which the event occurred (July 1st through June 30th) and the fund will only cover events that occur within the academic term. Charges made to the fund afterwards will be charged against the student group account. Newly recognized student groups will be added to the roster of approved groups the semester following their recognition.

 

How to apply:

For facilities and security charges of $600 or less send a request to SGA Bookkeeper Maria Pasquali at mpasqual@barnard.edu

For facilities and security charges of more than $600 send a request to the SGA Financial Review Committee at epm2139@barnard.edu

All requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

 

What is covered by the Barnard Morningside Fund:

  • Custodial Assistance
  • Cleaning before/during/after the event
  • Trash removal
  • Waste containers
  • Ground Assistance
  • Gates open/remove posts/chains around lawn
  • Installation/removal of lawn decking
  • Labor assistance
  • Set up/breakdown of furniture
  • Erect risers
  • Supply stanchions
  • Carpentry Assistance
  • Hang/remove banners
  • Electrical and Plumbing Assistance
  • Provide extension cords and electrical hook ups, turning on power and voltage monitoring
  • Turing on water, providing hoses and spigots

What’s not covered by the Barnard Morningside Fund:

  • Equipment and external labor costs
  • Coat checks and attendants
  • Linens
  • Tables, chairs, and other furniture rentals
  • Tents and associated labor costs
  • Staging and associated costs
  • Events that happen during times when school is not in session
  • Events scheduled after regular student event hours. Regular event hours are: M-W 5:00 pm - 1 am; Th - F 5:00 pm - 3:00 am; Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 am and Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Events co-sponsored by administrative offices
  • Events that feature 50% or more non-CUID and generate revenue (prior approval required)

 

The Student Government Facilities Fund

The Student Government Facilities Fund is a front-end payment to cover student group Facilities expenses for events outside of Lerner Hall. The fund was established in 2004 and is supported by the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC), Barnard College Student Government Association (SGA), the Engineering Student Council (ESC) and the General Studies Student Council (GSSC). The fund is a resource to encourage a vibrant campus life. It is available to recognized undergraduate student organizations on the Morningside campus.

The amount in the fund is reassessed after each year based on past data and it is important to note that the fund is capped and will not be limitless. Student group programming will be restricted by existing limitations on available space and student time.

The Facilities Fund is available to all groups recognized by ABC, SGB, CSGB, IGC, GBB, or CI. All charges to the fund must be made within the fiscal year in which the event occurred (July 1st through June 30th) and the fund will only cover events that occur within the academic term. Charges made to the fund afterwards will be charged against the student group account. Newly recognized student groups will be added to the roster of approved groups, the semester following their recognition.

 

What’s covered by the Facilities Fund?

  • Custodial Assistance
  • Clean before/after/during event
  • Trash removal
  • Waste containers
  • Ground Assistance
  • Clean before/after/during event
  • Trash Removal
  • Waste Containers
  • Gates open/remove posts/chains around lawn
  • Installation/removal of lawn decking
  • Labor Assistance
  • Set up/breakdown of furniture
  • Erect risers
  • Supply stanchions
  • Carpentry Assistance
  • Hang/remove banners
  • Electrical and Plumbing Assistance
  • Provide extension cords and electrical hook ups, turning on power and voltage monitoring
  • Turning on water, providing hoses and spigots

What’s not covered by the Facilities Fund?

  • Events in Lerner Hall
  • Equipment and external labor costs
  • Coat Checks and attendants
  • Linens
  • Tables and Chairs and other furniture rentals
  • Tents and associated labor costs
  • Staging and associated costs
  • Events that happen during times when school is not in session
  • Events scheduled after regular student event hours. Regular event hours are: M –W 5:00 pm to 1:00 am; Thurs & Fri: 5:00 pm to 3:00 am; Sat: 7:00 am to 3:00 am and Sun: 7:00 am to 1:00 am
  • Events co-sponsored by administrative office
  • Events that feature 50% or more non-CUID events and generate revenue (prior approval required)