Bowdoin’s Student Activities Funding Committee (SAFC) has spent just under half of its funds for the year, according to a report given at the last Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) meeting of the semester this week.
BSG Vice President for the Treasury Megan Massa ’14 reported that, after accounting for the SAFC’s seasonal operating budget, the organization has $134,000 to spend on funding student activities this academic year.
As of the end of the first semester, the organization has spent $58,000 of that amount, leaving $76,000 available for the spring semester.
The SAFC is spending at a similar rate as it did last year. With a budget of $154,000, the SAFC spent $61,000 in the first semester and $70,000 in the second.
Massa said she believes that, given the previous spending trends, SAFC is on track to stay within its goals for the year.
According to Massa, the differential in the SAFC’s outlays between the two semesters is a result of an increase in club programming during the second half of the year.
In the only other substantive business of the day, Vice President for Student Organizations Danny Mejia-Cruz ’16 announced the re-chartering of the Bowdoin branch of the national Society of Physics Students.
According to Mejia-Cruz’s description, the society seeks to “provide a greater feeling of community within the physics department and increase interest in the physics department across campus.”