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ASA Space Allocation Complete

By Marissa Vogt

The Association of Student Activities released the results of its 2005 office space allocations on Sunday, completing its first space allocations since the fall of 2001.

Nearly all of the groups requesting space that didn’t already have an office were granted space. The total amount of space available for allocation did not change greatly, but some groups did not renew their requests, thereby making space available for groups requesting space for the first time, said ASA President Jennifer D. Lobo ’07.

Michael Shaw ’07, ASA undergraduate member at large, said that some groups were not granted space because they had requested space not controlled by the ASA. Others did not qualify for space through the ASA because they are sponsored groups, he said. One group, Students for Labor Justice, was not granted space because it had not recently turned in a constitution or anti-hazing form, Shaw said.

Shaw said that in making its decisions, the ASA considered the times that groups use their offices, the types of activity, the amount of square footage, and any special needs for privacy. “Essentially every question on the original application came into play,” he said.

Earlier in the fall, the ASA had categorized groups by priority in receiving office space. Groups were then allowed to appeal their prioritization before final allocations were made. At this point, Shaw said, the ASA is no longer accepting appeals, though if a group has serious demonstrated need for a reallocation, the group is encouraged to approach the ASA. “We’ve had groups requesting the logistics” of why they received their allocation, Shaw said.

Office moves will take place in January, and the ASA will be handling moves on a case by case basis, Shaw said. He said that the ASA will be working with the Campus Activities Complex to ensure officers gain card access at the appropriate time.

For a complete list of allocations, seek page 14.