fungible is a funny word.
i can't access the budget link.
1/2 because my understanding from 10 years ago was only half of the Fringe budget is from Student Activities Fees - they only match what you raise/cough up. Not half of the budget went to building Bonsai. That's the current allocation but there's rumblings in the Senate about reducing buggy support.
Frat finance and structural issues are full of interesting conundrums ... in-house/out of house members, alcohol and entertainment funds, budget meetings and alumni solicitation ... you dug your own holes there by being gender restrictive, can't you technically be open to women and just not vote any in? (soft ball for the gaybashers)
We've been complaining about SDC's budget forever. A friend of mine was big into SDC for everything else except buggy and said when they asked for money it was for flat fee of something like 10-20k and when someone asked what for there was some kind of hissy fit about secrecy (this is a seriously old memory about an anecdote from someone else, but i remember the contrast from our budget process at the time was distinct because we were required to line item expenditures for the build so we used code letters for the same reasons ... Material C was carbon, Material B was Bondo, Material D was duct tape etc). Rumors abounded about Rage's pan being ordered from NASA ... 15 years later its still rolling and rolling well.
So is it really true that SDCbuggy members don't spend a dime of their own money or have fundraising they have to personally perform? You mean I didn't really have to sell popcorn, run up my credit cards and walk liberty ave at 2am for this shit?