Student Activities Funding Commission - Join the SAFC

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Joining the Commission

Application Process

Undergraduate students wishing to join the SAFC should apply online by .

Information Sessions will take place on:

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Apply to join the SAFC here.


Please read on for more information about what we do and what kind of members we are looking for. You must include your resume in the application. Click here for a sample resume. Between thirty and forty undergraduate students may serve on this committee. The committee is staffed by a special process explained in the SAFC Charter.

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Student Activities Funding Commission

The Student Activities Funding Commission (SAFC) is the funding arm of the Student Assembly (SA). The SAFC is responsible for funding over 500 registered undergraduate student organizations on the Cornell campus. Our membership embodies our ambition to provide funding for students, by students. The SAFC is comprised of thirty-nine commissioners with diverse backgrounds and involvements across campus.

What does a Commissioner do?

A Commissioner on the SAFC is responsible for evaluating budget applications from student organizations, conducting budget hearings with student leaders, developing and implementing funding policy changes, and promoting SAFC recruitment and outreach.

What is the Commission looking for in candidates?

We are looking for the following qualities in our candidates:

  • Diversity of background, interests, and campus involvement
  • Personable and friendly
  • Detail-oriented
  • Team player
  • Commitment
  • Verbal and written communication skills

What does the application look like?

Below are some things we may ask on the application:

  • What is your expected year of graduation for your current course of study?
  • What are your majors and/or fields of study?
  • Please explain briefly why you are interested in serving on the commission.
  • Pick three leadership qualities and explain briefly how you embody them.

Who should apply to be on the SAFC?

Any undergraduate student! We are committed to representing the Cornell student body and the numerous organizations we fund. Freshmen and sophomores are particularly encouraged to apply.

Student Assembly Members

The Student Assembly appoints a liaison who serves as non-voting member.

Getting Involved in Other Ways

Please contact or an SAFC member if there are matters you would like the commission to address.