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Doug hallenbeck: part of it is again, we will probably disagree on this, is that is it appropriate for us to spend significant dollars to buy a piece of equipment that we don’t control, maintain or have responsibility over? Are we spending a disproportionate amount of dollars on equipment like that when it could be used elsewhere? Those two things are going into the decisions of how the policy will move forward. That might be one of the things where we continue to evaluate the cost (in regards to their use of funds for boats and safety equipment) on a case-by-case basis. We will look at it and evaluate how those dollars are being allocated. My kitchen sink smells like mildew we don’t want to be in a position that would harm anyone.

We are concerned about the planning aspect of the document in terms of university power.


Our four show season is chosen by our faculty allowing them the freedom to choose controversial shows and topics. We are worried this would make it so that the university can keep us from picking controversial topics they don’t want us to cover and what material can be censored.

Doug hallenbeck: that is not our intent. It seems that you are already driven by your faculty. Our main idea is that we wouldn’t have to decide any of that. We would contract and would not be engaged in that process partly for that reason of censorship. It might get a little confusing with organizations considered to be with academic programs. If you are considered part of that, it creates a little change, but that is between the department and you.

Hallenbeck: FCA currently pays for a large portion of that. That allows you to continue to work with folks to do the things that you want to do in an appropriate way. All of this can be on a case-by-case basis. We will look back on the travel aspect. Y’all have done a good job of letting us know that. We will go and look at that to make sure we are being fair.

Doug hallenbeck: that is all based on the funding pieces it seems. The students will have the opportunity to meet with the funding board and that is where a majority of questions seem to be coming from. If you are looking at the policy (refers to the presentation clarifying relationships among the organizations to the university) procedures and how to administer them that seems to be where concerns are and this is where we will continue changing in how to adjust those procedures. We are trying to spread funding to more student organizations. Some will have to deal with reduction in funding and others will deal with changes to funding because of limited funds. We will continue to involve students with club sports to learn about those concerns and other areas.

Doug hallenbeck: all of this will be posted online. We will continue to set up opportunities for direct feedback in the process. We will also be setting up more of the conversations moving forward in groups. Especially with groups that don’t know where they would lie. The kitchen sink downtown I want to be honest, the policy about the relationships we have with the university and the organization has not been changed, how we go about funding procedures is what will change.

Doug hallenbeck: we don’t have an answer just yet about the insurance. $25000 will be the blanket. If something happened you could apply for the coverage as an org. This is an opportunity to protect you more than anything. Capitalized equipment, we are still working on that in terms of what is the university’s property and our responsibility for that and whether current inventory is student or state property. We are working with people on that. We would be checking up on them annually to see if it was in good enough condition. The university would not be responsible for any repairs but if it is unsafe they can tell them they are unable to keep using it. How to repair loose single handle kitchen faucet the repairs to these would be the organization’s responsibility. We have to have an inventory of all of it. The $25000 dollars will be out of the proposed allocation.

I found out I was no longer going to be on funding board when someone emailed me an application for the new funding board. I also learned new members would be paid for something I have done for free voluntarily. I have donated many hours because I see how passionate all students are and see how important it is to represent clemson to the best of its ability and spread tiger paw and get clemson sustainable. *refers to the percentage of allocations stated in the policy* this is an average from the last five years, how can you allocate these numbers when you don’t know what they are asking for the current year. You are asking them to request money for 10-18 months in advance which is very hard to do. There will be a greater reliance on emergency funding. How is this policy going to help that? How is the new payment to the funding board members going help this at all?

Myles surrett: the student funding board now will be handling the funding for this upcoming year, so you are not being displaced from your job. They will start in november and will handle funding for fiscal year 2020. The total amount ($14000) is going to the entire funding board for 14 people. We will be releasing the current draft friday. From a funding standpoint that it is hard for organizations to plan seven months in advance, is not based on hypothetical future projections. It is based on what they have done for campus in past and centered around that because it’s hard to project in the future. We want to validate the good work.

Doug hallenbeck: we may be at an impasse at that point. It is hard for them to base these decisions if they have to go to funding board every time. Give them opportunity in advance to make an actual plan as opposed to ‘I hope this will work I will hope I get the money’ and that is a matter of interpretation of whether that will work or not. The students will ultimately make the decision on who makes the decisions. If funding board decides travel is okay in some circumstances then the university is okay with that. Our intention is not for the university to make the decisions, we want that to be student driven and lead in these guidelines at the start of this conversation.

Doug hallenbeck: there are very specific things when you talk about leadership that companies are asking us about. Replace moen kitchen faucet cartridge 1225 it is important for us to provide you with the best opportunities. I get that you are busy, we can share exactly what we are looking at and the flexibility. Some things you already do in your organization may qualify or meet the requirements already. This is not cut and dry and we will continue to work with you. As an institution we are charged with providing leadership and to be able to provide that through student organizations makes sense to us.

Doug hallenbeck: the most recent draft will be released this friday and the power point too. The policy is that two paragraphs. The entire document is not the policy. Most of that is procedures and is not being voted on. The procedures are those that define the relationship (classifications of the organizations) that is what the exec team will review. The rest is making sure we manage it well. My guess is yes, but we do not have a set date yet.

Doug hallenbeck: we are already working with creative services and others to work with current organizations to see if their brand standards fit with the institution. [there are] 70 or 80 organizations we have met with and continue to do that. You don’t have to change everything from before, but moving forward things will need to be changed. Installing a sink strainer basket that is regardless of the policy. We are trying to work with you and get clarifications whether or not it is allowed to be in use. We will work with everyone.

Doug hallenbeck: you are affiliated through the contract and there is that relationship there. That contract clearly defines what the relationship is. If we said all student organizations are a close part of this institution then we would hire coaches, go to your parties, go to events and manage those, which I don’t think anyone wants. You all want to be independent and represent the university through the contract. That is the current way we operate but we are trying to make that clear.

Myles surrett: exact parameters of that will be determined by student funding. It is intended to incentivize student leadership. The number of people and leaders is up to student funding. They decide. This is a one time commitment. You will need it done by the end of november 2019 at no cost and it is very, very common. They do not have to be on exec board. One student can count for many organizations for up to three exec boards. We are not saying that every organization has to have “x amount” of leaders in training.

In terms of the structured tier program, you have already picked the top seven who is tier one. How to repair kitchen sink drain pipes I would love to see students have more involvement about what tier we should fall under. The university is the one who decides right now about who benefits the most at clemson as an organization and that doesn’t seem fair to smaller organizations that are impacting the community in a way that they don’t see. More involvement in this process would have been a lot better.

Doug hallenbeck: you’re right, these are programs the administration deems as things we would do anyways but we choose to do so as an avenue in the student org. The idea of the groups chosen for the most part has been long standing. Understanding from student body about the big six or seven is not a new concept. Everything and the kitchen sink the idea allows for CISO (contract independent student organizations) to have more flexibility for small groups to be able to move into that.

Doug hallenbeck: if you want to call them a tier call them a tier. What we are saying is that it is not the language we are using now. My point is that there are certain groups that have university staff members that we pay to be a part of. It goes back to funding and how its been allocated in the past. The other thing we are gonna do is manage them on a monthly basis so if they ask for money and they don’t spend that, then we will reallocate that money to work elsewhere. We had a tier system because that is how virginia had it and we have gone away from that.

Myles surrett: the intention of the new funding board is not a reaction to old funding board. We are not trying to fix problems. I appreciate your work. I have had conversations with student treasurers and what they will tell you is that the way the process works is saturated. It is very hard to get funding. Only 30 percent of student organizations get funding with this money.

Myles surrett: I would love to sit down and talk more about potential solutions. Another thing is, the one problem this fixes is that you should not have been doing that much work and not be paid for it. It should not require you to do that. We can create a structure through that process that will allow students to have a more balanced process of handling things.