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.
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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.
These are questions students often have after reviewing the SAF Guidelines and content shared on the Student Council website.
A brief history of the Student Activities Fee and its purpose.
THE APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS
The SAF is allocated by the Student Council Appropriations committee, overseen by the co-chairs and the Vice President for Organizations.
Organizations have several opportunities to request funding throughout the year. Which option is best?
Dates for the Semiannual and Rolling Rounds.
The funding process can be confusing. Make sure you understand how much money your organization can spend.
Here’s how to get started requested SAF funding from Student Council
The first step to receiving funding is submitting a request.
Once an allocation has been made, you may file an appeal of specific expenditure approvals.
Organizations may reallocate approved funds from one approved expenditure to another at the discretion of Student Council.
Find out what expenditures are not eligible for funding by the SAF.
Learn more about the caveats to some of the funding restrictions, as well as caps on certain fundable expenditures.
How to submit a purchase request for reimbursement for your approved SAF expenditures.