Councilmembers act as consultants to hundreds of clubs and assist them with organizing their budget and other supporting documents. The council also maneuvers line items to maximize the club's chances in getting fund.
Only Undergraduate Clubs can receive funding, meaning that the club must have five undergraduates as official officers for the club. However, the club can have as many graduate student or non-student members as it wants, so this really amounts to a meaningless restriction in many cases.
A message from the current Chair of CFC: Comments made below are all outdated and do not represent the efficiency and ease of navigating through CFC paperwork. Over 100 clubs applied and received funding in the academic years of 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. Over $80,000 were allocated in both of those years. This represents how informed most student organizations are about CFC and the unrestricted ease for applying for funds.
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
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