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 ( 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

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 if you have any questions.

Spring General Body Meetings

Below are the dates for the SAC spring general body meetings. The meeting on January 28 will be in Cohen G17. All other meetings will be in Meyerson B1 and will begin at 6pm.

January 28 – Cohen G17

February 19 – Meyerson B1

March 27 – Meyerson B1

April 23 – Meyerson B1

We look forward to seeing you there.


Fall 2013 SAC Exec Agendas

Thurs. Nov. 21, 2013
7:05-7:15 – UTV contingency request for studio repairs
7:15-7:25 – Penn Pals contingency request for background checks
7:25-7:35 – PRUSA re-recognition request
7:35-7:45 – Operation Smile re-recognition request
7:45-7:55 – Undergraduate Economic Society contingency request for travel for a speaker
Exec Report:
Facilities Report Compilation update
Funding Guidelines Revision Meetings update
Winter Break Goals
PAC meeting debrief

Thurs. Nov. 14, 2013
7:05-7:15 – Penn Review contingency request for annual budget
7:15-7:25 – Assembly of International Students discussion
7:25-7:35 – Club Columbia re-recognition request
7:35-7:45 – Penn Masti contingency request for travel
8:00-8:10 – Biochemistry Club contingency request for speaker event
Exec Report:
Funding Guidelines Meetings
Group Education Subcommittee
Website update
Facilities Report update

Thurs. Nov. 7, 2013
7:05-7:15 – MeCHA re-recognition request
7:15-7:25 – Penn for Liberty contingency request for travel for speaker
7:25-7:35 – PennYO re-recognition request
7:45-7:55 – Big Brothers Big Sisters contingency request for annual budget
Exec Report:
Debt Report follow-up
Project distribution
Funding Guidelines
Facilities Report
Meetings with Umbrella Groups
Group Education

Thurs. Oct. 31, 2013
6:05-6:15 – UME reallocation request
6:15-6:25 – Operation Smile re-recognition request
6:25-6:35 – South Asia Society contingency request for speaker
6:35-6:45 – Kite & Key re-recognition request
6:45-6:55 – Penn for Palestine contingency request for speaker
6:55-7:05 – Undergrad. Sports Business Club contingency request for travel
7:05-7:15 – Engineers Without Borders contingency requests for dues & conference
7:15-7:25 – Penn HYPE contingency request
7:25-7:35 – AIS contingency request for AV equipment
7:35-7:45 – Penn Band reallocation request
Exec Report pushed to next week

Chair’s Welcome

Chair's address

Welcome to the Student Activities Council (SAC) of the University of Pennsylvania. SAC invites you to explore what student life can offer you and hopes that you take advantage of the many extracurricular activities at Penn – there are over 200 SAC-recognized groups for you to explore on campus.

SAC serves as the branch of student government responsible for the recognition, supervision, and funding of undergraduate activities at the University of Pennsylvania. SAC is funded through the Undergraduate Assembly and is the largest branch of Penn Student Government. Our primary goal is to promote and improve the quality of student life at the University of Pennsylvania.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at


Kanisha Parthasarathy

Chair, SAC Exec