How to Prepare for the New School Year

If you are a SAC-recognized group or are looking to become SAC-recognized, there are several steps you should take in order to best prepare yourself.

  1. Register your student group on Groups Online at Penn (G.O. Penn). You can find instructions on how to do so on our General FAQs page.
  2. Sign up for the Fall Activities Fair. You do not have to be a SAC-recognized group in order to participate, you just need to be registered on G.O. Penn. If you are on the Listserv, you will receive an email from SAC Exec in August with information on how sign up for a table. If you aren't yet on the Listserv, you can sign up here. Otherwise, you can check on our website and we will have a "Updates" post on the homepage with information about sign ups.

2017 Fall Activities Fair

Registration for the 2017 SAC Fall Activities Fair is now open! You can register here.

Registration will close on Monday, August 14th at 11:59 p.m., so please register as soon as possible! Any group that registers after the deadline will be waitlisted and assigned a table if available. All registered participant groups will be contacted by August 21st with details about the fair.

This year’s fair will be held on Thursday, August 31st from 58 p.m.

Please email if you have any questions.

Please note: PAC groups should not use this form to sign up. PAC Exec will coordinate activity fair sign-ups for all constituent groups.

Thanks, Kevine & Yimeng 2017 SAC Fall Activities Fair Coordinators

Budgets & Allocations 2017-18

If you submitted an annual budget for the 2017-18 academic year, you should have met with your SAC Exec group for a budget interview. Student organizations that fail to show up for a budget interview surrender their right to appeal SAC Exec's recommendation during the April GBM.

Timeline for Budget & Allocations (B&A) Process:

  • 4/3 - Budgets briefs released
  • 4/12 - Budget appeals due at 11:59 p.m.
  • 4/17 - Budget appeal decisions released
  • 4/20 - April GBM

Fall 2016 Elections

Congratulations to Rebecca Gelfer, Kevine Ikirezi, Michael Krone, and Pranav Reddy for being elected to SAC Exec at the October 2016 GBM!

Thank you to Tahir Bell, Jeremy Cohen, and Satya Yerrabolu, for serving on SAC Exec. We wish them luck in all of their future endeavors!

2016 New Group Recognition

*SAC is no longer accepting applications at this time.*

Eligible student organizations must have existed on Penn's campus for at least one calendar year, have a primary mission unique from existing SAC-recognized student organizations, and demonstrate a need for SAC funding within existing guidelines. (For more details, see our Policies.)

To apply, send the attached application to along with a constitution, list of members, list of activities, and list of historical expenditures. Applications will remain open until November 14th at 5 p.m. Late applications will not be considered. Eligible student organizations will meet with SAC's Executive Board for further discussion.

2016-17 Budget Appeals

Budget appeals are due on Wednesday, April 13th at 11:59 PM.

If you believe that your group's budget has been insufficiently funded, submit an appeal to For each line item, include:

1) The original amount requested for the item 2) The amount approved by SAC Exec 3) The amount for which you are appealing

Please also include explanations, clarification, documentation, and cost quotes as necessary. The appeals process provides you with an opportunity to emphasize a point or elucidate details regarding your initial annual budget request. Your SAC Exec Liaison will contact you with our updated recommendation by April 18th. If you are unsatisfied with our decision, you may appeal it before the General Body at the April GBM.