Certain I-Fee funded organizations, including ASUO Recognized Student Organizations, Department-Based Programs, and EMU-Based Programs, are eligible to request funds from the I-Fee Surplus account. This five-step process allows qualifying organizations to seek financial support for expenditures beyond what their organization was allocated during ASUO’s annual budget process.
Any requests which result in surplus allocations to ASUO-Recognized Student Organizations must be spent prior to June 30 (fiscal year-end).
The surplus request process is coordinated by Student Senate with the assistance of ASUO Finance.
How to Request Funds from I-Fee Surplus
1. Complete and Submit a Surplus Request
Officers from ASUO Recognized Student Organizations, Department-Based Programs, and EMU-Based Programs are eligible to seek surplus funding. Once received, ASUO Finance will review submissions. Requests with insufficient or unclear data will be returned to the sender for correction. Requests submitted by ineligible organizations or individuals not listed as officers within their organization will be rejected.
2. Discuss Request with an ASUO Officer
- ASUO-Recognized Student Organizations requesting more than $999
- EMU-Based Program requests (these requests must also be approved by EMU Director)
- Department-Based Program requests (these requests must also be approved by DFC Officer)
Requestor must meet with an ASUO Senator to review and discuss their request. It is the requestor’s responsibility to coordinate this meeting. This step must occur before 6:00 p.m. on a Monday for placement on that week’s Senate agenda.
3. Testify in Support of Request
Requestors will be notified by email when their request is scheduled for a hearing. During the academic year, Student Senate meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. Requestors should be prepared to speak in support of the request at the date and time outlined in the email. Requestors are welcome to bring representatives.
4. Receive a Senate Ruling
At the hearing, Student Senate may vote to support, deny, modify, or table your request. Senate action in support of a request is communicated post-meeting to the ASUO President, who will review it. This may take several days to a week’s time. Requestors are welcome to reach out to the ASUO President with information in support of their request.
5. Final Action
Any senate action approved by the ASUO President is immediately transferred to ASUO Finance, who bears responsibility for executing the fund transfer. This may take up to five working days.
Any senate action denied or vetoed by the ASUO President will pend for five days. In the event that Student Senate overrides the action vetoed by the President, this action will be communicated by Senate directly to ASUO Finance, who bears responsibility for executing the fund transfer. This make take up to five working days.