Club Finance Council (CFC) is an ASUCD-funded program that provides grants to help pay for educational programs, guest speakers, conferences, performances, cultural shows, publications and other events that enrich campus life. Registered undergraduate student organizations in good standing with the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) are eligible to apply for funding.
The CFC Board consists of 13 dedicated undergraduate students who help support student organizations by allocating funding to their events, programs, and publications. Members gain experience in budget review, grant allocation, leadership, and group dynamics. The CFC Board is selected during Winter quarter each year to serve during the following year through a collaborative interview process with the Center for Student Involvement and ASUCD.
In 2015-2016, CFC allocated over $100,000 in funding to over 100 different student organizations.
2005-04-21 18:42:30 If you've ever wondered why people dislike ASUCD and/or SPAC, look no further than CFC. This program successfully scares people away from asking for funding simply by showing how much nonsense you have to go through to get even minimal funding. This is truly a level of bureaucracy that would make Big Brother jealous. —JonathonLeathers
2005-04-21 19:54:35 I second that. I looked into getting CFC financing for the Aggie Micro Aeronatuics club and fled in terror. —ArlenAbraham
2005-04-21 23:09:21 CFC is the biggest bureaucratic nightmare on campus. Its not worth the time spent trying to fill out one of their applications or attend their meetings/Inquisition to get money for your club. —AshleyOrsaba
Hi, I don't know you, but you're a public official and you're calling me names. Perhaps you should be removed from office. Why should I let someone who insults me spend my money? I did research getting funding, and I took the time to read over all the SPAC information and sat through and paid attention to the entire meeting with Steven. After reading through the material and sitting through the meeting, I decided that 1) SPAC wouldn't give the Aggie Microaeronautics team funding, and 2) Even if they were going to give us the $2000, it would be easier to seek department/corporate sponsorship than jump through their hoops. — ArlenAbraham
I could be wrong, but I believe the ASUCD Senate has the ability to remove CFC board members. —BrentLaabs
The CFC Statutes and Procedures only outline removal by a 2/3 majority vote of the CFC board. That's not to say that ASUCD can't lobby for the removal of specific members of CFC. ASUCD also has a role in the selection of board members (just like it has a role in the selection of Media Board members...) -PRH
2006-04-12 00:08:05 Could we get a list of CFC board members and officers? —PaulHarms
2006-04-12 00:18:28 A fair amount of bureaucracy is necessary in CFC; ASUCD expects the Club Finance Council to distribute ASUCD funds to student clubs in a fair and unbiased manner. ASUCD uses the CFC to avoid the problems faced by ASUC at UC Berkeley, where funds are distributed directly by the ASUC Senate.
That being said, CFC has a serious image problem in many circles. BOARD MEMBERS OF THE CLUB FINANCE COUNCIL SHOULD BE MORE DIPLOMATIC IN ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS OF CLUB LEADERS, ASUCD OFFICIALS, AND THE PUBLIC. IT IS, AFTER ALL, THEIR MONEY (FROM STUDENT FEES) BEING ALLOCATED.
I doubt anyone can argue with that, and I encourage to edit the above comment and bring a friendlier tone to this discussion. —PaulHarms, ASUCD Internal Affairs
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