Demand 9b: Student Org Funding

via community letter, Nov. 11, 2015: RESOLVED Spring, 2019

"Black student organizations are underfunded and over-policed. Forcing black organizations to collaborate with predominantly White organizations that are interested in surface level interactions and superficial celebrations of diversity is violent to the Black community at Emory University. Black student organizations are often told that their events are exclusive. These claims are unfounded because events are created specifically for Black students because they do not exist anywhere else on campus. Therefore, Black student organizations need more funding in order to help accomplish Emory University's mission to create a "community of care". Also, throughout Black organizations have been severely policed which has led to their expulsion from Emory University's campus for reasons that most organizations on campus are guilty of. We demand that there is a fair trial with a jury consisting of faculty, staff, and administrators of color, for each Black organization that may be suspended or expelled from campus. We also demand that there be a press release given to the entire Emory community (affiliates with email addresses) after a Black organization is suspended or expelled from Emory University."

  • College Council approved language in the monetary code that allows funding for community of care “closed-access” or “invitation only” events open to specific student populations. College Council serves a vast majority of chartered student organizations, so the priority was to focus on the language change for this particular council.
  • The BBA (business) Council gives a blanket $250 to each chartered organization and distributes the remaining allocation as needed throughout the year. The Emory Student Nursing Association (ESNA) has a surplus of funds for student organizations.
  • The new student activity fee approved by the student body this past spring increased the student activity with a 1 percent increase each additional year in perpetuity.

Updated: July 2020