Chi Alpha’s RSO funding request was shot down by The Associated Students of the University of Wyoming’s RSO funding board because there were concerns approval may violate ASUW’s financial policy. Chi Alpha will meet the ASUW senate to shed clarification on their event.
Chi Alpha would like to host a screening of “Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth” which is a documentary about sex trafficking in the United States. ASUW senators on the RSO funding board did not allocate the $975 Chi Alpha asked for because they feel ASUW funds were already allocated toward the same event. ASUW cannot allocate funds to two RSOs for the same event.
“They really are two separate events, but there both for the same cause,” Gabriel Maestas, a Chi Alpha and IJM member, said while representing Chi Alpha in the RSO funding board meeting. “Because they are so closely related, Chi Alpha and IJM feel like they should help each other.”
ASUW Senator Phil Abernathy said he feels the events don’t over-lap, time wise, but he still feels they are the same event.
“Same week, same topic, they are advertising with each other; I don’t see the distinction,” Abernathy said.
ASUW Senator Noah Hull agreed with Abernathy, but feels more clarification is needed.
Chi Alpha did not receive funding from the RSO funding board. However, Chi Alpha will be given a chance to address the ASUW senate tomorrow to explain how their event is different from IJM’s event.
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