Finance Board

Who Are We?

Our duty as a board is to allocate the student activity fund (SAF) to all the student organizations on our campus in a fair manner. However, our ultimate goal is to promote student involvement and campus life at Illinois Tech. Finance Board (FB) is also responsible for making sure that student organizations are using the money allocated to them in a manner that does not go against the SGA constitution and bylaws as well as the FB Policies & Procedures. We would like to help all organizations become comfortable with our proposal process so feel free to contact us at sga.finance@iit.edu with any comments, questions or concerns. You can also reach out to your respective Finance Board Advisor via email.

What is the Student Activities Fund (SAF)?

The SAF is a fund each students pays into alongside tuition (usually $125/semester/student). Finance Board along with the Office of Campus Life (OCL) carries out this process from reviewing your request to purchasing your requested products or services.

Finance Board is tasked with reviewing and determining if budget requests are in-line with the "spirit" of the SAF being equitable in opportunity and benefit for all students.

Once your budget is approved, you work with the Office of Campus Life by submitting a Purchase Request (PR) on HawkLink detailing very specifically what you which to purchase. OCL additionally works with you with any requests such as finalizing contracts, movie rights, traveling to conferences, etc.

Who is on Finance Board?

Finance Board consists of voting members and a chair. The Chair is selected through elections by the Student Body during the SGA Executive Board Elections. The rest of the board is nominated and confirmed by the SGA Senate through a slate put forth by Finance Board. If you are interested in joining Finance Board please email us at fb@iit.edu.

Meet the Board

FINANCE BOARD CHAIR

Chloe Rubinowicz

My name is Chloe Rubinowicz, I was born and raised in Chicago. I am a second year Electrical Engineering major at IIT. I am also currently on the Illinois Tech Women’s Basketball Team. My mission for Finance Board is to develop a stronger connection between students and our board. I hope to help grow and develop Finance Board during my time here.

FINANCE BOARD VICE CHAIR

Francisco Barba Cuellar

I am a 2nd year Computer Information System Major with a minor in Buisness. Wants to see changes made to benefit orgs.

ADVISOR

Carlos Vidaurre

Hi! My name is Carlos Vidaurre and I am a second-year Engineering Management student. I was born in Chicago but I grew up in El Salvador. In my free time, I enjoy practicing sports and listening to music. I am very happy to be part of the Finance Board and be able to work and help our community of students.

ADVISOR

Jared Wagler

Hi, my name is Jared Wagler, and I'm a third year Computer Engineering major from Charlotte, North Carolina. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, hiking, and working on programming projects. I'm excited to serve IIT's community of students via Finance Board.

ADVISOR

Juan Esteban Lopez

An Aerospace Engineering major and native to Bogota, Colombia, Juan showed a strong sense of belonging and leadership as early as his first week on campus he assumed the role of treasurer of the biggest project-based organization on campus Now eager to contribute, serve and promote equity among the community, he is one of our newest committee members for Finance Board.

ADVISOR

Maria Mahmood

Hi, My name is Maria Mahmood, I am a third-year undergrad at IIT, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. I am very passionate about sharing my financial literacy knowledge with others. I’m excited and thrilled to be a part of the Finance Board.

ADVISOR

Brandon Walsh

A 3rd year Computer Science Major