A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote by the voting members of the existing Committee may amend, create, or repeal portions of these bylaws, unless doing so would materially and adversely affect the mission of the CSF.
Section 6.1 – SAF Reapplication
The CSF Coordinator & Committee Chair will determine a budget request and budget questionnaire for the SAF Committee that is in line with CSF’s mission and requirements (Reference Section 4.2). The Committee must approve the proposed budget and questionnaire language before their submission to the SAF Committee. The CSF Coordinator and Committee representatives will be responsible for attending the SAF orientation and budget hearings. They will be jointly responsible for advocating for the CSF budget and mission statement.
Section 5.1 – Accountability to the Student Body
The CSF shall be accountable to the student body to the greatest extent possible, and therefore shall:
Make its records available to the public, including project funding decisions;
Utilize creative mechanisms to engage the larger student body in setting funding priorities; and
Publicly post the end product of the Biennial Evaluation Process.
Section 4.1 – Allocation of Funds by the Committee
As noted in Section 1.1, all allocation of funds to submitted projects must be decided by a simple majority vote of the voting Committee membership. The Committee may elect to fund only a portion of a proposal.
Section 4.2 – Project Requirements
Projects requesting funds will be evaluated based on the how they address the following:
Section 3.1A – Operational Budget for Fund Coordination
The Committee, UW Sustainability, and the two staff members shall strive to keep administrative and coordination costs below 20% of the CSF’s total budget. Spending within the budget allocated for Fund coordination must be approved by the CSF Coordinator (after the Committee has approved the budget); spending above that limit must be approved by the Committee. All spending must be done in accordance with all Finance & Facilities, University of Washington, and Washington State protocols and regulations.
Section 2.1 – Duties of the CSF Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator
One 0.80 FTE Professional Staff CSF Coordinator will manage the operations of the CSF. The CSF Coordinator exists to meet the needs of the Committee and the CSF, and to ensure the prudent management of the monies allocated by the SAF Committee. The CSF Coordinator reports to the UW Sustainability, but will also take substantial direction from the Committee.
The general function of the CSF Coordinator is to:
Assist in project implementation;
Section 1.1 – Powers and Voting
The CSF Committee (hereafter, “the Committee”) has authority over the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF). A simple majority of the Committee’s full membership is required to allocate funds and make any other official decisions, except as provided for elsewhere in these bylaws.
Section 1.2 – Member Number & Representation
The Committee shall consist of seven student voting members and at least three (3) ex-officio, non-voting advisors, as follows: