Category S Designation Eliminated

September 14, 2018: Service Group Categorization (Cat S) Eliminated: Prior to the 2017/2018 school year, service groups were funded by a separate board called the "Service Group Funding Board." Each semester, UFB would allocated $5,000 to this board, which would then allocate the money to service groups that were categorized as Category S by the Undergraduate Council of Students (UCS). However, in the fall of 2017, UCS eliminated this board, putting all service groups under the responsibility of UFB. During the 2017/2018 school year, UFB attempted to maintain the Category S designation by establishing a new set of policies that would allow service groups to receive money for things specific to service groups that Category III groups were not granted (such as money to hold fundraisers). UFB also expanded the cap to $7,000 per semester during that year. However, we found that this system was unnecessarily complicated, frustrating for Category S groups, and challenging to enforce. As a result, UFB has eliminated the Category S designation. Effective September 14, 2018, Category S groups will be moved to either Category II or III groups, as determined by UCS.