Office of Finance

At its core, the purpose of the Finance Commission is to safeguard the student activity fee.

Some methods we have to ensure that the student activity fee is allocated responsibly includes: our annual budgeting process for student organizations and our special project fund to cover unique events that can benefit the NDSU community as a whole.

The Executive Commissioner of Finance is charged with overseeing and distributing the $3.8 million student activity fee to various departments and student organizations in collaboration with the Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance and the Finance Commission. The Executive Commissioner of Finance chairs the Finance Commission and Finance Advisory Board. He/she also serves as a member on the Student Fee Advisory Board and Great Rides Bikeshare board of directors.

The Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance's main responsibility is to work with Tier II student organizations for their funding questions, requests and reimbursement. The Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance serves as secretary of both the Finance Commission and Finance Advisory Board and relays the minutes and documents to senators.

Commission Meetings 

Finance Commission Minutes

Contact Information 

George Kessel, Executive Commissioner of Finance
Laura Friedmann, Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance

George's Office Hours:
Monday: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Wednesday: 11:00AM-2:00PM 
Friday: 11:00AM-2:00PM

Laura's Office Hours:
Monday: 10:00AM-11:00AM and 2:00PM- 3:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM-11:00AM and 2:00PM- 3:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Please contact George and Laura at ndsu.sg.finance@ndsu.edu with any questions regarding finance and organization financial forms

Commission Minutes

Finance Code (Revised 11/2020)

Previous Finance Code 

Student Fee Advisory Board Minutes

FY20 Budgets 

FY21 Budgets

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