Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) approved tier requirements for the Red Brick Rewards funding system at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Red Brick Rewards is the system that determines the amount of funds student organizations are allowed to request each semester. Implemented last spring, the system offers four tiers of rewards, with a set list of tasks organizations must complete to reach each tier.
Tier one is the minimum, requiring only that the president and treasurer attend training each semester, complete an annual registration and keep their hub page up to date. Tier two requires that organizations meet with a Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) ambassador annually, attend one SEAL workshop and keep their roster updated on the Hub.
Obligations for the third tier include attending a leadership training session, registering all events on the hub, attending three SEAL workshops, nominating someone for the Student Engagement and Leadership awards and attending three SEAL workshops.
To be placed in tier four, organizations have to attend five SEAL workshops each semester, hold events in conjunction with other groups, fill out an evaluation at the end of the semester and keep a binder to help the transition between leaders go more smoothly.
One of the main issues senators had with the document was that the ability to request diversity funding is reserved for those in tier three.
Some senators said this could alienate people from a minority cultural group that may not have as many members and would be unable to advance that high in the tier system. While the senate acknowledged this issue, they voted to implement the Red Brick Rewards system anyway and to reexamine individual requirements for each tier at a later date.
Senators also voted to approve funding requests from the first round of organizations, whose representatives met with groups of senators last Monday.
Later, they held elections for the Student Life Council (SLC). Senior psychology major Monica Venzke ran unopposed and was elected to the council. Senior political science major Megan Roberts was also nominated and approved for a position on SLC.