Student Activity Fee Allocation CommitteeHow the Student Activity Fee Works
All St. Norbert College students are assessed a student activity fee which appears on their tuition bills. The Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC), a committee of the Student Government Association, in conjunction with the vice president for mission and student affairs, is responsible for disbursing the collective student activity fee (SAF). Funds are distributed to eligible St. Norbert College student organizations and student affairs departments in an effort to enhance the co-curricular life on campus.
SAFAC members embrace the principles of honesty, fairness, and integrity. They protect the interests of all student organizations by ensuring that the decisions they make are in the best interests of all parties involved, especially St. Norbert College students. Members do not make arbitrary judgments. They look at the big picture and make decisions that will benefit the entire college community.
SAFAC meets on an as needed basis beginning in September and continuing throughout the academic year. Allocation requests are heard during these meetings. To request a program allocation, submit an student activity allocation request form to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be contacted to present your request at the next Allocation Committee meeting. If you have any questions please email the SAFAC Chair at email@example.com.
What the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee Does
SAFAC members review annual allocation requests each Spring in an effort to fairly disburse student activity fee funds. This funding serves as the primary operating budget for over fifty groups and organizations on campus. The committee also hears special allocation requests, which provide funding for special events not anticipated during the annual allocation process, throughout the academic year.
The committee chair is responsible for correspondence between students and the SAFAC. If you have any questions or would like assistance in understanding the SAFAC process, do not hesitate to contact the committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates & Information
End of the Fiscal Year
All purchases must be completed and invoices turned in by May 31, 2014. Any unspent SAF dollars will revert back to the general fund following the end of the fiscal year and organizations will no longer have a right to use the funds allocated for the 2013-14 academic year.
Weekly SAFAC Meetings
The SAFAC meets as needed on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. in Campus Center room 210. If you would like to be heard by the committee, please email email@example.com with your special allocation request.
SGA Capital Endowment
The SGA capital endowment request must benefit the entire campus community, and any equipment must be accessible to all students, faculty and staff. Request are due by Feb. 8, 2013.
Annual Allocation Requests
Please be aware that annual allocations occur each spring and need to be submitted by any group wishing to receive funding the following academic year. All organizations must submit an up to date ledger with their request and should be updating this ledger throughout the academic year. Following are the important dates for annual allocation requests:
- Annual Allocations Workshop: April 1, 2014, 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m. in Campus Center 210
- Allocation Requests Due in the Department of Leadership, Student Engagement and First Year Experience by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Sign up for a hearing time when you drop off your allocation. No online applications accepted this year.
- Allocation Hearings: April 22 and April 24, 2014, 3-10 p.m. in room 340AB of the Campus Center, each hearing will last 15 minutes. Turn your request in early to sign up for the time you want!