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Office of Finance


 At its core, the purpose of the Student Government Finance Commission is to safeguard the Student Activity Fee. The commission prepares, administers, and supervises the distribution of the Fee; we audit those recipients of it; and they make recommendations to the Student Senate as to how they might go about allocating it in a manner consistent with the Fee’s mission of serving students in a responsible manner.

There are various methods of ensuring that the Student Activity Fee is allocated responsibly, including our annual budgeting process for student organizations, our contingency fund to ensure coverage of unforeseen expenses, our special project fund to cover unique events that can benefit the NDSU community as a whole, the temporary organization funding request to ensure funding for temporary organizations and the reserve fund to cover large-scale projects that will have a lasting impact on this University.

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 and serves as a member on the Student Fee Advisory Board and Great Rides Bikeshare Board of Directors. His or her main responsibilities include administering the Student Government Budget for all executives, the Student Court and Student Senate; and preparing and presenting the annual Student Activity Fee Budget, along with the Student Body President, for final approval by the University President.

The Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance works in tandem with the Executive Commissioner of Finance to oversee the proper allocation of the Student Activity Fee. Within that, the main responsibility of the Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance 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




Contact Information



    Jay Homan, Executive Commissioner of Finance
    Mason Wenzel, Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance
Please contact Jay and Mason at with any questions regarding finance and organization financial forms.

Commission Members




Jay Homan

About Jay: I was born in Hopkins, MN and attended Hopkins High School where I participated in baseball, basketball, and football. After one year away from home at Ripon College, I decided to transfer to NDSU. At NDSU I began studying Finance and Spanish and got involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life and Student Government almost immediately.

Hometown: Hopkins, MN

Major: Finance

Favorite Hobby: Playing basketball at the wellness center, trying to play guitar, and traveling!

Fun Fact: I speak Spanish.

Why you chose NDSU: I came to NDSU because I knew that it was an excellent and affordable education. Another huge factor for my decision was all of the opportunities to get involved on campus.

Why you are in Student Government: I love having the opportunity to give back to NDSU and its students.

Favorite Thing About NDSU: Bison Pride!

Organizations: Theta Chi Fraternity, Circle K International

Mason Wenzel

Hometown: Mitchell, SD

Major: Finance

Favorite Hobby: Traveling

Favorite Thing About NDSU: The 4 time national champion football team!

Why you chose NDSU: It was the one and only school I applied for because it is a great atmosphere with plenty of amazing people.

Why you are in Student Government: To make a difference on campus.

Fun Fact: Can solve a Rubik's Cube.

Organizations: Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Bison Fund, College Republicans.

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8460
Campus address: 128 Memorial Union
Physical/delivery address: NDSU Memorial Union, Fargo, ND 58105
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5360 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Executive Commissioner of Technology

Last Updated: Sunday, June 14, 2015 3:51:59 PM