Classifications & Funding Types


Student Organization Classifications

1. Academic/Professional
These types of student organizations are affiliated with a specific major, college, department, or school. The primary focus is to promote interest and discovery within a specific field of study, leadership, or career advancement.
Primary Funding Types: Up to 3 activities, which can include Event Hosting and Professional Service.

2. Community Service/Social Action
These types of student organizations advocate for and promote community and/or social issues through programming, philanthropy, volunteerism, and/or community service.
Primary Funding Types: ( Up to 4 Philadelphia or up to 3 Out of Philadelphia Event Hosting) and 1 Standard Operational.

3. Cultural
These types of student organizations bring together students who have a common interest and desire to learn more about and/or promote an understanding of a specific people or culture.
Primary Funding Types: (Up to 2 Banquet/Gala Expenses or up to 3 Event Hosting) and 1 Standard Operational.

4. General Interest
These types of organizations do not fall into any of the other types mentioned. Overall, they promote general interest of the student body.
Primary Funding Types: Up to 3 Standard Operational and 1 Event Hosting.

5. Honorary
These types of organizations are affiliated with a regional or national association. Honorary groups have set criteria that students must meet in order to be eligible for membership and are usually affiliated with a specific field of study or interest.
Primary Funding Types: Up to 3 Standard Operational and up to 1 Professional Service.

6. Media
These types of student organizations bring together students who have a common interest and desire to learn more about and execute the operation of a specific medium (newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, radio stations, etc.) or use of technology.
Primary Funding Types: Up to 3 Standard Operational or Functioning Operational or a combination of the two.

7. Non-Club Sport Competitive
These types of organizations compete against other colleges and universities and may belong to a national or regional association. These organizations do not meet the requirements to classify as a club sport at Drexel University.
Primary Funding Types: Up to 3 Capital Equipment or Competition Expenses or a combination of the two.

8. Performing & Fine Arts
These types of organizations bring together students who have a common interest and desire to explore, perform, and/or learn more about a variety of art form and music genres.
Primary Funding Types: Up to 3 Professional Expenses or Capital Expenses or a combination of the two.

9. Spiritual & Religious
These types of student organizations bring together students who have a common interest and/or practice a specific faith and a desire to learn more about and/or promote an understanding of a specified spirituality or religion.
Primary Funding Types: Up to 2 Standard Operational or up to 2 Capital Expenses or a combination of the two and 1 Event Hosting.

10. Political
These types of organizations bring together students who have a common interest and/or subscribe to a specific political party, movement, or hope to advance a specific agenda as well as have a desire to learn more about and/or promote an understanding of a set of political values and/or beliefs.
Primary Funding Types Up to 3 Event Hosting or Professional Services or a combination of the two.

Funding Types

Standard Operational
This covers advertisement, promotional items, and general body meeting events w/ pizza and general supplies.

Functional Operational
This includes materials to construct equipment, web-hosting for web-based news organizations, licensing, printing expenses, engineering services, etc. Professional Services - This includes guest speakers, professional performers, DJ's, musicians, instructors.

Banquet/Gala Expenses
This includes Catering, Decorations, Table Rentals, Sound Equipment, etc. This generally refers to religious or cultural celebrations.

Event Hosting
This includes Catering, Decorations, Table Rentals, Sound Equipment, etc. This generally refers to panel discussion events, meet and greet events, and general topical discussion events.

Competition Expenses
This includes registration, lodging, and travel to compete against other institutions as part of a national or regional competition association.

Capital Equipment
This includes uniforms, tools, relics, library items such as DVD's and books, etc. The general rule of thumb is any equipment that will last at least 3 years is a capital item.

Each Organization Classification has primary funding types assigned. SAFAC will be looking to fund these types of expenses as priority expenses based on the classification you choose for your organization. You may apply for funding types not listed as a primary type in a classification; however, SAFAC will look to fund all non-primary expenses based on availability of funding and personal need of individual organizations. Your organization will need to justify appropriately your need for a non-primary expense to be funded under your chosen classification.

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