The Financial Affairs Commission (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 academic year during the last half of the current academic year.  Throughout the course of every semester we also review any requests for additional allocations that student orgs may have.


The FAC consists of nine to ten members of the student body.  Several of these members are elected members of MCSG while the others are appointed from the greater student body through an application process.

  • Sydney Keiler '17 () - FAC Chair
  • Henry Kellison ‘17
  • Mary Fisher ‘18 
  • Taneeya Rele ‘19 
  • Jackson Ullmann '20

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.

Chair Office Hours
MCSG Office (Campus Center, 2nd Floor)

  • Sunday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 12:00 - 1:00 pm