SFC will allocate towards events based solely on the benefit they bring to campus, regardless of charitable intent
Student organizations may not donate SFC funds (money allocated from the Student Activity Fee) to outside organizations.
SFC will not fund items (merchandise) that are to be sold to the student body in order to generate revenue for the student organization that has requested funds. Funding items that are sold to the student body incurs a double charge to the student body as it is the student body who funds the SAF.
SFC may fund items (merchandise) that are to be sold to the student body if the revenue is donated to outside organizations under the following conditions:
Estimated programming income must be disclosed in the original spring budget or ad hoc request
Programming intended for the facilitation of income must explicitly inform students where their money will be donated
Mandatory dues to Oberlin student organizations may not be donated.
All income and voluntary donations must be deposited and processed through the student organization’s college account
SFC retains the right to subtract income from spring budgeting and ad hoc requests.
When depositing money to OST Banner account, please visit the office of student accounts.
This policy applies to all student organizations.
The SFC will fund requests based solely on the value brought to campus by the proposed programming, regardless of charitable intent. Programming should enhance the diversity of extracurricular activities available on campus.
If an event is to be ticketed, the expected revenue from ticket sales must be included in the funding request (including ticket price and expected attendance). Charging for Ticketing is only allowed for donations to funds and scholarships, not for organizational revenue.
Any donations must still be deposited into the organization’s college account.
The SFC hopes that this policy will encourage organizations looking to send money off-campus to genuinely educate and engage students in meaningful ways to support the mission of the student organization. The SFC understands that engaging with charitable organizations off-campus gives students the opportunity to extend their thinking and actions beyond the boundaries of the Oberlin Campus.
SFC is a 7 member student board working to equitably allocate the Student Activity Fund to all Oberlin student organizations and individual student projects. OST is the sister organization handling form processing, confirming allocations, and requests for payment/purchasing cards. SFC and OST members meet multiple times a week to review budgets, vote on allocations, and vote and discuss policy, lead working groups with student organizations, and hold office hours to serve as a counselor for students seeking guidance about funding and student government.