Student Government Association - UCA

FAQ's

The UCA Student Government Association (SGA) constitution and by-laws define two avenues for groups to obtain funding from the SGA.

The first path is to go through the SAFA funding procedure each semester. SAFA funds are allocated one semester in advance. Fall SAFA proceedings allocate funds for the spring semester, and Spring SAFA proceedings allocate funds for the next fall semester. The SGA SAFA Committee is responsible for SAFA funding.

The second path to obtain SAFA funds is through Emergency SAFA funding. Emergency SAFA funding is available during the academic year to new RSO’s or for groups that have discovered emergencies needs. The SGA Finance Committee is responsible for Emergency SAFA funding. Either way the SGA will fund your organization so that students may take advantage of learning and/or recreational pursuits that are not available through the University.

SAFA FUNDING

A. What is SAFA Funding?

Student Activity Fee Allocation.  A portion of your student activity fee is allocated by the SGA each year to RSO’s and departments for student activities.

B. Who is eligible for SAFA Funding?

Registered Student Organizations (RSO) and departments may apply for SAFA funding each semester.

C.  When can I apply for the SAFA funding?

The SGA SAFA Committee meets each semester and reviews applications for SAFA funding.  Each group requesting SAFA funding must apply, complete the necessary on-line SAFA forms, and present their request to the SAFA committee. SAFA funds allocated during the fall semester are available during the spring semester and SAFA funds allocated during the spring semester are available during the next fall semester.

D.   What can be funded? And what is not funded by the SAFA funding committee?

SAFA will not cover expenses for parties, gifts, awards, food, rentals, maintenance, or prizes.
SAFA will not cover honoraria and/or performance fees for UCA faculty and staff.
Travel expenses are not funded.
SAFA will fund registration fees up to $1,000 per semester per organization.
A full explanation on SAFA funding can be found in the SGA Constitution on the SGA web site (By-Law E).

E.   What SAFA forms do I need and where do I get them?

SAFA forms are available in the SGA office (Student Center #208), through SGA Senators, or on the SGA web site (www.ucasga.org).

F.   Need more information?

Visit our web site.
Visit or call the SGA office – Student Center #208 or 501-450-3195
Talk with your Senator or any senator.
Visit us at our weekly SGA meeting – Monday 5pm at the Student Center room 208.

 

SAFA EMERGENCY FUNDING

SAFA Emergency funding is available to new RSO’s and groups who demonstrate an emergency need for SAFA funds.

Groups requesting SAFA Emergency funds must complete an application and meet with the SGA Finance Committee.

Where do I get applications for SAFA Emergency Funding?

SAFA Emergency Funding applications can be obtained from the SGA office – Student Center #208.

How do I meet with the SGA Finance Committee?

Complete the Emergency Funding application and return it to the SGA office and the SGA Finance Committee with contact you.

What can be funded through SGA Emergencies funds?

All SAFA guidelines apply to SAFA Emergency funding.

How long does it take to get funded?

The requesting organization must complete the funding application packet and submit it to the SGA office no later than two weeks prior to when funding is needed.

Need more information?

Visit our web site.
Visit or call the SGA office – Student Center #208 or 501-450-3195
Talk with your Senator or any senator.
Visit us at our weekly SGA meeting – Monday 5pm at the Student Center room 208.

DID YOU KNOW?

UCA’s average ACT Composite Scores for first-time entering undergraduates is above the Arkansas and National average and has been since 2002. In Fall 2012: Arkansas, 20.3; National, 21.1; and UCA, 23.2.

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