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Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee

How 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 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 safac@snc.edu. 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 safac@snc.edu.

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 seventy 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 safac@snc.edu.

Important Dates and Information

Treasurers Meeting
The Annual Treasurers Meeting will take place in early September.  If you are a treasurer for a student organization that has requested SAFAC funding, you should attend this training.  You'll learn how to read budgets, fill out forms and get other SAFAC policy information for your organization.

End of the Fiscal Year
All purchases must be completed and invoices turned in by May 31 of the current budget year. Any unspent SAF dollars will be rolled over but must be accounted for when applying for your Annual Allocations for the following fiscal year.

Weekly SAFAC Meetings
The SAFAC meets as needed on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.  If you would like to request funding for your organization, please email safac@snc.edu 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 the end of February of the current budget year.

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.  The following are the important dates for annual allocation requests:

  • Annual Allocations Workshop: February 29, 2024: 2:30-3:30pm or 5:30pm- 6:30 p.m. Cofrin 11
  • Allocation Requests Due by 12pm (Noon) on Thursday, April 4, 2024.  Allocation forms will be done via Google Spreadsheet. Sign up information will be determined later.
  • Allocation Hearings: April 9, 2023 between 8:30am - 4:30pm.  The hearings will be done virtually.
  • Treasurer training information.
  • Annual Allocations Training
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