Save the Dates: Spring 2015 GBMs

Prevent your group from being de-recognized and get these dates on your exec board’s calendar NOW!   All GBM’s will take place at 6pm in Claudia Cohen G17 unless noted otherwise.

January 27
February 19 (Regular meeting + Exec elections)
March 26
April 23

Happy first day of classes, Quakers. See you all soon!
Your SAC Exec Board

Spring Activities Fair!

1) Did you know there’s a SACtivities Fair in the spring?
2) Did you know you don’t have to be SAC-recognized to register? All Penn student groups welcome :)

Registration is now officially open, so please sign up now to make sure your group gets a space.  (For context, there are only 200 spots available, and almost 400 groups registered for the Fall Activities Fair.)

PAC groups should not register individually.  PAC Exec will take care of registration, so please be in contact with your subcommittee chair (a) if you would like to participate in the Spring Activities Fair, and (b) because they’re rather cool.

Registration for the fair will close after 11:59pm on Friday, January 4, after which tables will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis (if available).

Feel free to email Jeremy Cohen at sacfair@sacfunded.net with any questions, comments, concerns, life/love advice, or punny jokes.

Recognition Period Closed for 2014

Thank you for submitting your applications for SAC Recognition. The 2014 Recognition period is now CLOSED. It will re-open in Fall 2015. Please feel free to contact sac@sacfunded.net with any questions or concerns.

Very best,
Your SAC Exec Board

Extra, Extra, Read All About It: SAC Now Recognizing New Groups!!

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In order to apply, please fill out the the application found at http://sacfunded.net/recognition/ and create a constitution. Please email the filled out application and the constitution to our Vice Chair, Eli Bernstein, at newgroup@sacfunded.net. The SAC Executive Board will be meeting with groups seeking recognition on November 13 and November 20. The Board will then make recommendations about recognizing these groups at the December 3 SAC GBM and the general body will vote on whether or not to accept these recommendations. For more information, email SAC Chair, Renata O’Donnell at sac@sacfunded.net. The deadline for applications is November 20 at noon  The board looks forward to reviewing your applications!!! We are SO excited to welcome new groups to SAC!!!!!

*Note that we will not be recognizing new PAC groups, consistent with information disseminated at our October GBM.

SAC Votes to Partially Lift Moratorium

At the October 23 GBM, the SAC General Body voted to partially lift the moratorium for all non-performing arts groups. New guidelines for SAC recognition can be found here.

Note that SAC will be meeting with groups applying for recognition on November 6, 13 and 20. We will then make our recommendations on recognition to the general body at the December 3 GBM. The general body will vote on these recommendations to determine whether or not these groups will become SAC recognized.

SAC Moratorium Update

In accordance with our stated course of action from the 2013-2014 academic year, the SAC Executive Board and the Office of Student Affairs have evaluated the state of SAC’s finances. We are excited to announce that SAC ended the fiscal year in the black. This means that we are in a position to recommend a partial lift of the new group moratorium to the SAC general body at the September 24th general body meeting (GBM). Specifically, the moratorium will be lifted for groups that fall into all SAC categories except for performing arts.Retaining a moratorium on new performing arts groups will allow SAC and PAC to continue working towards creating a sustainable system for funding PAC groups’ facilities costs. Additional details can be found in our DP op-ed from last year. At the October GBM, the SAC general body, consisting of representatives from all SAC-recognized groups, will vote on the proposal to lift the new group moratorium.

Criteria and guidelines for new group recognition will also be announced at the October GBM. If the SAC general body approves a lift to the moratorium, SAC Exec anticipates meeting with groups desiring recognition throughout the month of November, and having the SAC general body vote to approve their recognition at the December GBM. Information regarding our funding policies and recognition guidelines will be available on SAC’s website (www.sacfunded.net). We really appreciate the patience of the Penn student body, especially groups who haven’t had the opportunity to apply for SAC recognition. We’re excited to move forward and continue to promote a robust student life on campus.

If you have questions, please contact the SAC Chair, Kanisha Parthasarathy, at sac@sacfunded.net.

2014 SAC Fall Activities Fair Registration is Now Open

Registration for the 2014 SAC Fall Activities Fair is now open! You can register here. Registration will close on Monday, August 11, so please register as soon as possible! Any group which registers after the deadline will be waitlisted and assigned a table if available. All registered participant groups will be contacted by August 18 with details about the fair.

This year’s fair will be held on Thursday, August 28 from 5pm–8pm.

Please email sacfair@sacfunded.net if you have any questions.