Expectations of SAC-Recognized Groups
As a SAC-recognized groups, there are certain requirements and expectations that groups must meet in order to maintain their recognitions status. They are as follows.
Each semester, SAC holds three general body meetings (GBMs). Every SAC-recognized group must send a representative to each of these GBMs. One GBM absence in an academic year results in a warning. Two GBM absences in an academic year results in de-recognition.
Details about club recruitment guidelines can be found here.
De-Recognition & Re-Recognition
There are two reasons that a SAC group may be de-recognized:
- Missing two GBMs in an academic year.
- Failing to set up an approved debt repayment plan with SAC Exec.
Student organizations seeking re-recognition must submit a request here and send in the required supporting documentation to email@example.com at least 24 hours prior to the Executive Board meeting at which the student organization wishes to be interviewed. During this meeting, leaders must be prepared to answer questions related to student organization's mission and the reason for de-recognition. If the student organization is re-recognized, it will suffer a 10% reduction in its SAC funding for that academic year.
The following budget cuts will applied at the end of the academic year for the following year's annual budget based on carryover debt from the previous academic year ending in June:
<$100 | 0% budget cut
$101 - $500 | 10% budget cut
$501 - $1000 | 15% budget cut
$1001 - $1500 | 20% budget cut
$1501 - $2000 | 25% budget cut
>$2000 | Funds frozen, subject to de-recognition if repayment plan is not approved by SAC Exec
The following administrative penalties will applied during the academic year as debt is accumulated:
- All student organizations with carryover debt from the previous year will be unable to apply for contingency (unless a repayment plan is in place).
- All student organizations in debt that become de-recognized will not be able to apply for re-recognition until they have repaid their debt.
- Student organizations may avoid penalties if they can show proof of incoming revenue to be deposited that will cover debt.
- If the budget cut penalty amount exceeds the amount of actual debt, the amount of actual debt will be used instead.