Financial Affairs Committee

The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) manages MCSG's money (i.e. the student activity fee). We work with student organizations to efficiently and responsibly allocate money for events and programs in and around the Macalester community. We review budget submissions for the upcoming semester during the last half of the current semester.  Throughout the course of the semester we also review any requests for additional allocations that student orgs may have. 

The FAC consists of nine members of the student body.  Five of these nine members are elected members of MCSG while the other four are appointed from the greater student body through an application process.

The goal of the FAC is to have members that represent various backgrounds and viewpoints on campus.  

The FAC and MCSG can only allocate money through official student organizations.  The FAC through our own review process can allocate requests of up to $500.  Any requests greater than $500 will be reviewed by the FAC and will then proceed to a vote by the full Legislative Body with the FAC's recommendation.  All FAC decisions can be appealed to the Legislative Body at their weekly meetings held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

2014-15 Academic year: FAC Liaisons

Introducing FAC Liaisons! Each student org has been assigned a liaison to the FAC. Email your liaison with any questions, comments, or concerns about requests or budgeting, or events in general. If you choose to come to an FAC or MCSG meeting, your liaison will help make introductions and guide you through the meeting and the process of approval at the MCSG meeting. Find your org liaison here.

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2014-2015 Budgeting Deadlines

Budgets for the 2014-2015 school year are due Friday, April 4, 2014 at midnight.  Please attend our budgeting workshop on March 11, 11:45-1:00pm in the Leonard Center's Hall of Fame Room.  Please email your FAC Liaison if you have questions.