Student Activities Funding Committee Moves Athletic Budget Decisions to Funding Council, Lowers Spending Cap

Beginning this semester, the Student Activities Funding Committee—responsible for allocating the budget to support more than 500 student organizations on campus—moved funding decisions for team sports to the Cornell Club Athletic Council with a reduced spending cap, complicating funding for equipment, uniforms and other essentials for the sports team.

The CSC announced this change in July so that the respective funding board would fund organizations within their scope and chief commissioners, who are more knowledgeable in their field, could review the budget.

The CSC has also said in the past that the clubs have not spent their full allocated funding. So the CSC said lowering the cap could promote funding flexibility and avoid some clubs hoarding funds that went unused. However, the CSC changes have hindered the ability of teams to replace equipment, pay for training grounds and hold or attend matches.

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