The Board of Cooperative Activities approved a line item transfer of $4,913 Thursday for the Black Action Society to host a Black Arts Festival on April 18.
BAS President Donald Robinson said that the club has been able to save money on previous events, and wanted to transfer the money for artist fees, inflatable attractions, and carnival activities.
Co-op also approved the budget request for Phi Alpha for up to $50.
Phi Alpha, a Social Work Honorary, are planning on bringing in a speaker, in coordination with the women’s center, to talk on dating violence on college campuses, what to do on campus if friends are victimized.
The money allotted is for refreshments and supplies for the event, the Women’s Center will handle speaker/artist fees.
Co-Op approved the budget request for the Slippery Rock Pro-Life organization for up to $250.
Ben Motyl, Vice President of Financial Affairs, said the Pro-Life club asked for first time funding for supplies to receive 500 crosses. They are planning on creating a cemetery of innocence in the Quad, Motyl said, “representing those who never had a chance”.
The vote required a roll call vote and passed, but is contingent upon the event meeting legal requirements.
Zeta Phi Beta was approved for up to $310 to go towards campus programming.
Events Zeta Phi Beta is planning include a founder’s day event, open mic nights, black history month; a finer women don’t haze event, and a blue and white cookout with another fraternity. They also plan to have a party as a fundraiser and a social event for the campus.
Co-Op also approved the budget request for French Club for up to $249.
The money will be used for a French film festival presenting four French films during the course of the semester.
Motyl said the money is to be used for film rentals, and an artist’s fee during French week.
Co-Op for approved WSRU-TV up to $329 to go towards studio equipment.
Ryan Noblet, Vice President of WSRU-TV said they were looking for mostly studio equipment, because they received funding for field equipment last semester.
“The funding is for multimedia like a shot gun mic, a video and DSLR light, an Everready battery and charger,” Noblet said.
Co-Op approved two budget requests for the Football Club Thursday.
They approved up to $250 for league fees and refereeing fees, and another request for up to $180 for the Football Club’s four tentative spring games.
The budgetary reserves for Co-Op are currently at $134,196.93.