SERF – Special Event Reserve Fund
To bring higher cost, higher quality programming to Bradley students. Events should be designed to provide education and entertainment and be broad enough in scope so that a large number of Bradley students may benefit from the event.
Nature of the Account
The SERF account is a rollover account – if a balance exists at the end of the school year, that amount will be applied to the following year’s account. In order to qualify for SERF it is recommended that an event reach a minimum total cost of $15,000 (including promotion and other costs to support the event) and a minimum expected attendance of 500 people.
Organizations appealing for funds will do so in the following manner:
(a) An initial contact must be made with the SABRC Chairperson. A screening committee consisting of the SABRC Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and the Director of Student Activities will meet with organizations interested in appealing for a specific event through SERF. It is important that organizations present adequate information regarding the event so the screening committee can examine feasibility and make a general evaluation of the program. If the event passes the initial screening process, the organization will be charged with creating a proposal for the members of SABRC to review. (b) Budget requests will be considered on a first come, first served basis. If a budget has been approved but a performance has not been contracted, the money for that program will not be allocated to other SERF events on reserve.
SABRC hearings will then occur with those organizations appealing for funds. Organizations will be notified of the SABRC decision no later than three (3) business days after the hearing. The organizational advisor’s signature is required on the SERF budget request.
If the event is funded, the organization must contact the Director or Assistant Director of Student Activities immediately in order to begin planning for the event. Only the Director or Assistant Director of Student Activities can initiate and negotiate contracts. If the Board votes that a funded program has changed significantly after allocation, the appealing organization will be asked to formally present budget changes and be present for a hearing.