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Student Activities Fund Office
Student Activities Fund Office

SAFO will be closed for training on Thursday, May 26 and on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.

Due to the holiday, all check requests submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 will be distributed after 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 1, 2016.

The deadline for submission of check requests using student government funding is 4:30 pm on June 24, 2016. 

Please note: Student Congress Bill 97-360 has made important changes to Title V funding categories for lodging, air travel and out-of-state event registration fees. These changes can be reviewed under SAFO's "Resources" page.

 

HISTORY OF SAFO  

The Student Activities Fund Office was created in 1932 to account for and provide fund control over student fees collected by the university and returned to student government for allocation and administration. SAFO’s services were later expanded to include any officially recognized UNC student organization that wished to utilize SAFO services. In addition to Student Government and the approximately 135 organizations it funds, SAFO also provides accounting services for approximately 700 other student-related organizations.

SAFO's staff consists of:

  • Director of Business & Finance
  • Student Organizations Account Manager
  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • Cash/Payroll Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Student Office Assistants

 In an average fiscal year the office deposits approximately $9.5 million dollars in organizations’ funds and disburses $8 million on behalf of the organizations served. In addition SAFO provides payroll services including all related taxes for 18 organizations and maintains receivables for 8 fraternities, sororities, and related Greek house corporations. SAFO receives no university or state funding. The office is funded from income derived from the university investment pool, and charges to member organizations serviced by SAFO.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:  

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointments may be scheduled by calling 919-962-1159 or emailing safo@unc.edu.

Mailing address:

SAFO
PO Box 958
Chapel Hill, NC  27514

The Student Activities Fund Office's post office box should not be used as a billing address by student organizations.

Physical address:

3505 Frank Porter Graham Student Union