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Each semester, all registered students at Penn State Brandywine are required to pay a Student Activity Fee (SAF). The purpose of the SAF is to provide funds to improve the co-curricular environment for students. The fee for the 2014-2015 academic year is $93 per student per semester.

The primary goals for the SAF include:

  • Enhancing the “collegiate” environment by improving the co-curricular opportunities and activities
  • Improving student activities designated to increase student satisfaction and retention
  • Assisting in providing specialized services and programs for diverse populations on a student needs basis.
  • Enriching the campus environment and encouraging the involvement of students, thereby promoting academic achievement and the development of student potential.

The use of SAF money is determined by the Penn State Brandywine SAF Allocation Committee. This committee holds the responsibility of creating the annual spending plan and allocating all student activity fee monies collected in a manner consistent with the purposes and process of this fee. The committee meets regularly throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters to review spending proposals from other students and student organizations. The SAF Allocation Committee manages over $100,000 each year.

The SAF Allocation Committee is comprised of seven (7) students representative of the campus student population, one of whom is the Student Government Association (SGA) President; two staff members, one of whom is the Director of Student Affairs, and one faculty member. Nominations for student representatives are sought at the start of each academic year.

Examples of items that have been funded by the SAF on campus are:

  • campus cultural activities such as Multicultural Day, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah Luncheon
  • support for club sports including Ice Hockey, Martial Arts, Cheerleading, and Volleyball
  • the replacement of equipment and renovation of the Fitness Center
  • travel support for student clubs such as the Lion Ambassadors and Black Student League to attend conferences
  • campus events and programs such as the Welcome Back Picnic, Eagles Pep Rally, and Fireside Music Series
2014 - 2015 Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee Meetings
Meeting Dates Proposal Deadline
September 9 August 29
October 14 September 26
November 11 October 31
December 9 November 28
January 13 January 2
February 10 January 30
March 17 February 27
April 14 March 27

All meetings take place at 11:30 a.m. in 202 Commons unless otherwise noted in Weekly Announcements.