Student Activities Council (SAC) at Saint Bonaventure University was founded in 1968. Prior to this organized program, the Student Senate organized activities. SAC took over responsibility from the Senate for programming events on campus when the duties that were supposed to be fulfilled were not. SAC was formed with the organization and cooperation of administrators and students. Its goal was to be an organization that successfully programmed activities for students at St. Bonaventure.
With the presence of this organized council, students were given a better opportunity to program events that were of interest to the greatest number of students. The formation of SAC would be a foundation for how the campus's activities would be programmed in the future.
In its first year
as a new organization, SAC was granted a budget of $8,000 to begin its
responsibilities. The first significant director of SAC was Father Brennan
The University Center was the focus of activities for
students. According to Father Fitzgerald, "with the opening of
the University Center, student organizations were able to have offices and there
now was a venue for Rock Concerts, Broadway Dramas and Musicals and lectures from
the college circuits."
In 1969, SAC became affiliated with the National Association of College Unions (NACU). This organization provided the University with many new opportunities. NACU assisted SAC by supplying them with activities and events that were popular at other colleges across the country. Through NACU, SAC was able to purchase certain programs cheaper. The association SAC had with NACU and the success of the programs on campus gave SAC a reputable name that students came to respect and appreciate.
The organization of SAC was divided into four executive board positions. Through the successful completion of their responsibilities, the organization was able to prosper. SAC also consisted of eight committees, which had their own chairpeople. The combination of these subdivisions in SAC lead to the prosperous outcomes of student programming on campus.
SAC also introduced a series of impressive plays. Some of the highlights are the following:
A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Other famous people that performed while SAC existed are:
Friedsam Memorial Library