The Office of the President is seeking nominations for the Student Activity Fee Committee

Cassie Allen, office of the president, SUNY Empire State College

The Student Activity Fee (SAF) was established in 1981 primarily to provide students with co-curricular activities and an opportunity to have input into college governance.  All SUNY Colleges charge a Student Activity Fee and have an SAF program. 

The SAF committee is comprised of current students from across the state, across disciplines and academic programs.  The committee convenes in the spring and fall in Saratoga Springs to review each proposal and decide upon its merit.  The committee then forwards its recommendations to the college president for final approval.

SAF Committee Duties and Responsibilities

  1. A committee member is expected to attend a spring and fall meeting in person.
  2. Members should be available for calls and responsive to emails, prior to and following the meeting, as needed. 
  3. A committee member serves a one-year term, from May 2020 to May 2021. 

SAF Committee Nomination and Selection Process

  1. Students are encouraged to self-nominate.
  2. Faculty and staff can nominate students.
  3. The SAF Committee is selected by Student Life & the Office of the President.

SAF Committee Selection Criteria  

Committee members must be an enrolled student in good standing with the college, completed 18 credits and have a GPA of 3.0. They must also have demonstrated interpersonal skills.

In addition, Student Life & the Office of the President will attempt to build a committee which has both academic and geographic representation.

Nominations will be open until March 27, 2020.

Students may self-nominate.

Faculty and staff may nominate a student.

To nominate yourself, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Allen at