Budget Committee

In addition to Student Senate’s yearly budget, students and organizations may request funding from Budget Committee throughout the academic year. All meetings are on Sunday nights at 6pm in GSC 200. Please not that any requests not submitted within the 48 window will not be heard, and any approved requests will not be honored following the 21 day period.


Getting approved for Funding

Please follow the steps below to access funding through Budget Committee:

  1. Submit a request form: use the form linked below to submit a request at least 48 hours prior to the meeting (Friday at 6pm). If you submit it late or cannot attend the upcoming meeting, you can simply show up at a later meeting without having to submit another request (providing it is within the same semester). Requests can be submitted from an individual or on behalf of a Pitzer or 5C organization.

    • Please note that Budget Committee does not fund money for events; all requests should go to the Pitzer Events Board.

    • For individual requests, the maximum amount that Budget Committee can fund a student is $300 per academic year.

  2. Attend a meeting: Budget Committee meetings are held every Sunday while school is in session in Room 200 of the Gold Student Center. Meetings start at 6pm, and requests are heard in order of submission. After all requests are heard, the committee moves into a closed session to discuss and vote upon all requests heard.

  3. Hear back: within 24 hours of the meeting, the Treasurer will email each student with the decision of Budget Committee. Please note that all decisions are final and will not be reconsidered.

  4. Access funding: Budget Committee only approves funding to be spent, but does not immediately give students funds. For instructions on how to access approved funding, please see here. Every approved request expires after 21 days following its approval; after this time frame, unused funding will be re-distributed by Budget Committee.


Important Dates

Below are important dates for the 56th Session (2019-2020 Academic Year).

  • First meeting of the fall session: Sunday, September 22, 2019

  • Last meeting of the fall session: Sunday, December 8, 2019

  • First meeting of the spring session: Sunday, February 2, 2020

  • Last meeting of the spring session: Sunday, April 26, 2020


Budget Committee Members

The Budget Committee is composed of 10 members: the Vice President of Finance, the Treasurer, the 4 class representatives, and 4 rotating senators. The permanent members of Budget Committee for the 56th Session are listed below:

  • James Karsten, Vice President of Finance & Chair of Budget Committee

  • Sam Ruiz, Treasurer & Secretary of Budget Committee

  • Senator Matthew Brunstad, Senior Class Representative

  • Senator Spencer Pletcher, Junior Class Representative

  • Senator Diego Flores, Sophomore Class Representative

  • Senator Michelle Muturi, First Year Class Representative