Student Activity Fee Allocation Council (SAFAC)
The mission for the Student Activity Fee (SAF) is:
To enhance the collegiate environment by improving the co-curricular opportunities and activities, to improve student activities designated to increase student satisfaction and retention, and to enrich the campus environment and encourage the involvement of students, thereby promoting academic achievement and the development of student potential.
The purpose of the SAF is to provide funds to improve the co-curricular environment for students. Each semester, all registered degree students at UNH Manchester are required to pay a Student Activity Fee. The non-refundable fee for the 2011-2012 academic year is $75 per student per semester.
The use of the SAF money is determined by the UNH Manchester SAF Allocation Council. This council holds the responsibility of allocating all student activity fee monies collected in a manner consistent with the purposes and process of this fee. The committee meets regularly throughout all semesters to review spending proposals from other students and student organizations. The SAF Allocation Council manages over $120,000 each year.
The SAF Allocation Council is comprised of five to seven (5-7) students, who are representative of the campus student population. Every effort will be made to draw from each of the three academic divisions (Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Science) and have the additional membership from the student body at large.
Examples of items that have been funded by the SAF at UNH Manchester are:
- Funding for campus activities and programs such as Welcome Week, Valentine's Day, IMPACT and What's HOT
- Support for clubs including Indoor Soccer, Common Ground, Art Club, ASL Club and the Programming Board for Activities
- The replacement of equipment and renovation of the Student Lounge or other student space
SAFAC Mission: This lays out the mission of the Student Activity Fee and a brief history of the fee.
SAFAC Policies: These policies guide the SAFAC on their decision making and guidelines for funding.
SAFAC Funding Request Checklist: This checklist should be the first part of your plan for approaching the council for funds. This checklist provides questions that the SAFAC will ask itself prior to funding the request. If you can answer these in the application for funds - requests would more than likely be approved in an expedient manner.
SAFAC Application for Funds from the Student Activity Fee (for Student Orgs / Requestors of Funds): This is the application that requestors of the Student Activity Fee must use. This form must be completed at least a month in advance of when the funds are actually needed in order to gain approval and properly advertise your event.
Transaction Request for Student Orgs / Requestors of Funds
This form is the form used to communicate to the business office for payment.
SAFAC Action on Proposal
This first copy of this form goes to the requestor of funds for their records. A copy of this form also goes to the business office for payee/expenses related to the event. The original stays with the SAFAC minutes, held in the Student Activities Office.
SAFAC Meeting Decision
A copy of this form goes to the business office for payee/expenses related to the event. The original stays with the SAFAC minutes, held in the Student Activities Office.