FAQ

Why does it take so long to receive notification of results?

Student Senate must approve all SABRC funding allocations, which is a three to four week process. Once the allocations are approved, the SABRC chairperson sends letters of confirmation or denial to all organizations who applied for funding.

What criteria is used to determine funding?

The criterion for SABRC funding is based on a variety of factors. Organizations seeking funds must prove that the event will be open to all Bradley students, will meet an interest or need on campus, the program or service is not already offered at Bradley and that the cost per person attending will be worth the investment. For a complete list of criteria and types of programs and activities that will be funded, please refer to the SABRC activities policy.

What is SERF?

SERF stands for Special Event Reserve Fund that is used to fund major events (costs totaling $15,000 or more) on campus. Past SERF events include Mike Posner/Jason Derulo, Weezer, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B, Maroon 5, Joel McHale, OneRepublic, Jack's Mannequin, Common, Black Eyed Peas, Dashboard Confessional, Emerson Drive, Motion City Soundtrack, Ludacris, Darrell Hammond, Everclear, Sugar Ray, Wanda Sykes, Bill Cosby, Live, DL Hughley, Wayne Brady, Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Ziggy Marley and Carrot Top.

How is an individual's activity fee allocated to the SABRC general budget, SERF and Late Night BU?

Each Bradley student pays a $85 activity fee per semester, of which 26% is deposited into SERF, 14% into Late Night BU and 60% into the SABRC general budget.

How can my organization apply for funds outside of the regular funding period?

SABRC has a certain amount of funds set aside for "emergency appeals", programs and activities that are created or made available outside of the fall and spring funding periods. Emergency appeals will be heard at the next regularly scheduled meeting of SABRC to determine whether funds will be made available.

When is membership recruitment?

SABRC accepts applications for membership in the fall semester, generally in September.

My organization received funding - now what do I do?

The funding you received is broken down into different categories that are explained in the Form Definitions section.