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Student Activities Fund Office
Student Activities Fund Office


Due to the potential for inclement weather, should the University close on Monday, February 15, 2016, SAFO's check request submission deadline will be extended to Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. As a result, checks will then be ready for pick up on Friday, February 19, 2016 after 1:00 p.m.


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.



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

Appointments may be scheduled by calling 919-962-1159 or emailing

Mailing address:

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