Appropriations | UVA Student Council

STUDENT COUNCIL SAF APPROPRIATIONS

The purpose of the Student Activity Fee (SAF) is to provide financial support for student organizations that are related to the educational purpose of the University of Virginia. As a mandatory student fee, the monies collected by the University for funding student activities are public funds that must be administered in a manner consistent with the educational purpose of the University as well as with state and federal law.

The SAF Guidelines have been developed as a comprehensive guide to assist student groups that receive money from the Student Activity Fee.  This guide must be read before your group submits a budget applying for SAF funds. This is where you will find information on what is fundable and not fundable along with the basic distinctions among types of funding. Download the Board of Visitors SAF Guidelines.

Please read through all the Appropriations pages shared on this website for comprehensive information about the process. Should you have any questions regarding the Appropriations process after reviewing the content, please email cio-appropriations@virginia.edu. For all other VPO related concerns, please email studo-vpo@virginia.edu.


THE BASICS


SAF GUIDELINES

The SAF Guidelines are developed by the Board of Visitors and Student Council to outline what organizations are eligible for funding and what expenditures are not fundable by the SAF.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These are questions students often have after reviewing the SAF Guidelines and content shared on the Student Council website.

INTRODUCTION TO THE SAF

A brief history of the Student Activities Fee and its purpose.


THE APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS


THE TEAM

The SAF is allocated by the Student Council Appropriations committee, overseen by the co-chairs and the Vice President for Organizations.

ROLLING V. SEMIANNUAL FUNDING

Organizations have several opportunities to request funding throughout the year. Which option is best?

FUNDING CALENDAR

Dates for the Semiannual and Rolling Rounds.

APPLYING FOR FUNDING

Here’s how to get started requested SAF funding from Student Council

SUBMITTING A BUDGET

The first step to receiving funding is submitting a request.

RESTRICTIONS ON FUNDS

Find out what expenditures are not eligible for funding by the SAF.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS AND OTHER BUDGETING GUIDELINES

Learn more about the caveats to some of the funding restrictions, as well as caps on certain fundable expenditures.

REIMBURSEMENT POLICY

How to submit a purchase request for reimbursement for your approved SAF expenditures.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS


BUDGET REQUEST FORM

Please download, complete, and submit this document to atUVA as funding request.

GAS MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT FORM

Please download, complete, and attach this document to your purchase requests to be reimbursed for gas mileage.