Student Activity Fund (SAF)

Each student at Saint Xavier University pays a Student Activity Fee each semester. These fees contribute to the Student Activity Fund (SAF) which financially supports the campus programs and activities sponsored by various registered student organizations (RSO) and the Office of Student Affairs.

The purpose of the Student Activity Fund is to provide co-curricular learning opportunities for all students at Saint Xavier University in an active and vibrant campus community. Because all students contribute to the SAF, all events and activities, sponsored or made possible by it, must be open and available to all students.

The Student Activity Fund (SAF) is available to eligible Saint Xavier University Registered Student Organizations (RSO) to plan and provide a wide range of programs and services open to the SXU community. Saint Xavier Council (SXC) and the Office of Student Activities have specific responsibilities with regard to the SAF. SXC allocates and manages funds. The dispersion authority of the funds is controlled by the Office of Student Activities after allocations have been made by the SXC Business and Finance Branch.

RSOs wishing to apply for funds from the SAF must apply in the regular funding cycle coordinated by the Office of Student Activities and Saint Xavier Council's (SXC) Business and Finance Branch. Funds for the following year are requested near the end of the previous spring semester (Annual Budget). Funds for a new event to be held during the current semester can be requested weekly throughout the fall and spring semesters (Special Funding Request). Past allocation decisions do not guarantee future funding allocations. The Office of Student Activities reserves the right to determine appropriate fund utilization. All disbursement options and funding requests can be submitted through The Den.

As student activity fees are collected each semester, RSOs are expected to use allocated funds in that semester for which they were requested. RSOs may not keep funds in off-campus bank accounts. All allocated funds and monies obtained through fund-raising are managed at the discretion of the Office of Student Activities in the requisitions and petty cash advances or reimbursements must be approved in advance by the Office of Student Activities.