Forum could spend more wisely
September 22, 2000
As with the beginning of every year, the Associated Students Federation
Forum will soon be announcing its budget for the upcoming year. With an
estimated $114,000 as the subject in question, a campus-wide concern should
be in order.
The Forum reserves the right to allot money in the same uniform fashion
it has for numerous years. Thousands go to formals, retreats, recreation
days and whatever the forum deems necessary.
Yet even with all of the programs, people and the plethora of orange
and green that will be distributed during Homecoming week by the Forum,
ASF misses one major one issue: the students are apathetic.
That and that alone should be the concern of the Forum. With a sizeable
budget at their disposal, ASF has the capability to alter the unprideful
course of enrollment at ULV.
First and foremost is the area of clubs and organizations. Students
who show the ambition to start a club at ULV are immediately limited to
their $150 activities grant from the forum.
ASF should consider increasing this amount, knowing that the existing
cost barely covers the expenses for one school-wide event. Additionally,
fundraising is a hopeless effort on the University of La Verne campus, as
the Forum should remember from their Winter Formal ticket sales.
With broader budgets, ULV clubs and organizations can offer more to
students, thus giving those students the opportunity to offer more to the
However that is just the beginning.
The Forum could organize rooter busses to sporting events, making commutes
to Redlands and Whittier a welcomed event.
ASF, with its diverse array of talents and monetary strength, has the
ability to make the University a place where one's college experience is
not limited to the diversity of their class schedule.