By Julissa James
Editor in Chief
The Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) Organizations Commission on Sept. 16 approved a motion to close all inactive student club accounts, potentially returning thousands of dollars to the budget.
The motion will result in all inactive account funds being returned to the commission budget for still-active student clubs.
Student organizations inactive for three or more years are considered defunct. At that point the commission considers officially closing them.
When these inactive clubs close, any money in their accounts is then dispersed back into the commission’s budget to be used for funding other clubs on campus.
Potentially closing these clubs was on the most recent agenda. The action item called for a vote on closing clubs that reached their third year mark of inactivity this semester.
The combined amount of money in all inactive club accounts was approximately $12,000.
ASI Executive Director Rasheedah Shakoor read the list of inactive clubs to the group of students representing each of the 107 student organizations on campus, who are required to attend these meetings.
Student representatives either requested a hold on closing some of these accounts or claimed them, clarifying their organizations on going activity.
The motion to close all inactive clubs besides the nine that were put on hold per student representative requests was entertained by ASI Organizations Commissioner Kendrick Jones.
Since closing these inactive club accounts would mean more funding for clubs and organizations from ASI, the large majority of those present were in favor of passing this motion, with only two opposed.