Restrictions on SAF Funds | UVA Student Council

Restrictions on SAF Funds

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What cannot be funded using SAF funds? All allocations to students from SAF are subject to applicable restrictions as established by the Board of Visitors, the Student Activities Committee, and Student Council.

The Board of Visitors and Student Council have prohibited the use of student activities fees for the following purposes:

  1. Religious ceremonies
  2. Social entertainment or related expenses
  3. Philanthropic contributions and activities
  4. Political activities, including political lobbying and electioneering
  5. Activities which would jeopardize the University’s tax exempt status
  6. Fundraising activities
  7. Items that can be reserved through the Student Activities Center or Media Activities Center, including lawn tables audio visual: digital camera, LCD projector with Laptop, digital camcorder (see point #9 under Special Considerations below)
  8. Meeting rooms and a library of leadership resource type materials
  9. Activities not occurring during the undergraduate academic year (i.e.: winter or summer break)
  10. Mailings related to alumni and fundraising activities
  11. Postage-related expenses (i.e. stamps, shipping & handling, etc.
  12. Expenditures that could be sent over email
  13. Food and food-related expenditures (i.e.: refreshments, plates, grills, napkins, etc)
  14. Room rentals off-Grounds- exceptions will only be made for groups who hold events not capable of being held on-Grounds
  15. New computers (see point #9 under Special Considerations below)
  16. Beta Bridge supplies
  17. T-shirts & Uniforms (under MOST conditions, please see Special Considerations below)
  18. Club Sports travel to competitions only funded for reasonable distances. The only exception is for national competitions that require the team “qualify or be invited” to participate.
  19. Bank Charges (all SAF-funded groups are eligible to receive a free checking account through Bank of America, Wachovia, or Alumni Hall- contact ODOS Business Services for additional information)
  20. Non-UVA telecommunications expenses
  21. Arbitrary allowances for inflation (Documented price increases for an item may be considered for funding)
  22. Fundraising activities (see point # 1 under Special Considerations below for more info)
  23. Awards for members
  24. Parking-related expenses (including local parking tickets, passes, or fees)
  25. Paid wages or salaries (see point #3 under Special Considerations below for more info)
  26. Reimbursement for Student Activity Fair Table registration fees
  27. Honoraria, gifts for speakers, or similar expenses
  28. Insurance