Center for Student Involvement Role

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is responsible for the general oversight of student organization financials. CSI acts as a liaison between student organizations and other areas of the University (such as procurement and accounts payable) to ensure proper processing of financial transactions through the state’s payment system. Additionally, CSI assists organizations in identifying and working with vendors, as necessary.

The financial partnership between CSI and student organization leaders relies on each party meeting its responsibilities. A non-exhaustive list of responsibilities is below.

Responsibilities of CSI

Responsibilities of Organization Officers

  • Provide training to organization officers
  • Enforce financial policies consistently
  • Process transactions along published timelines
  • Maintain financial data (such as budgets, finalized amounts and internal transactions) in OrgSync
  • Work with other campus offices on behalf of organizations
  • Advise allocating bodies
  • Communicate with group leaders and advisors about deadlines, trainings, and issues that arise.
  • Ensure transparency of funding use and appropriate use of funds.
  • Attend trainings and work to understand materials.
  • Adhere to financial policies
  • Enter payment requests into OrgSync promptly and along published timelines
    • Four weeks in advance for most
    • Six weeks in advance for travel
  • Keep officer and membership information up to date on OrgSync
  • Read and respond to communications from CSI
  • Use funds in an appropriate and transparent manner.

Announcements

Supplemental Funding
Due to changes in the level of funding available this year, the process was delayed while Allocations Board and Funding Oversight Committee examined the issue. The deadline for supplemental requests will be extended. We are in the process of updating the website to reflect these changes. Information will be emailed to org leaders the week of Oct 16-20.

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Helpful Links

Reallocation Request Form
Student Org Funding Portal
General Org Resources/Handbook
Center for Student Involvement
UB OrgSync

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