by Kristen Swilley, News 20 at Five
Tallahassee, Fla. – Every spring, FAMU’s student senate is charged with the task of allocating about 3.5 million dollars. That money comes from activity and service fees, which are paid with tuition. The funds are supposed to go to clubs, organizations, and other things that benefit the student body. But some students like Amir Shabazz said the money is being mishandled.
“There’s a lot money being taken out of students pockets and not really being appropriately dispersed,” Shabazz said. “I really think it’s the students’ fault as far as not monitoring where the money’s going or not being conscious or asking that question, ‘OK, what can we do with the money?’”
An anonymous letter addressed to the university president prompted an investigation into allegations of misconduct. In response, the Office of Audit and Compliance released a report listing 14 allegations. Six of which were found to be at least partially substantiated.