Student senate hears requests for student fees


Wednesday night’s student senate meeting began with public forum featuring representatives from university programs and organizations seeking their share of the student fees budget.

Among those requesting the most are the following:

Organization                                                                        Amount Requested

Rhatigan Student Center –                                                                         $5,002,000

Heskett Center –                                                                                          $2,547,151

Student Health –                                                                                          $938,000

Student Involvement –                                                                               $893,545

Rowing Team –                                                                                            $312,053

Student Government Association –                                                         $288,919

Child Development Center Assistant Teacher Program –                  $261,781

Educational Opportunity Fund –                                                             $245,135

Intercollegiate Athletic Association –                                                     $165,000

The Sunflower –                                                                                          $153,000


Rodney Miller, dean of the college of fine arts, said the college had requested $35,000 but the fee committee only recommended $20,000.

He said that with any less than the $35,000, the department would have to go back to charging for tickets to performances and plays.

A representative from the international office spoke about the study abroad program. The office requested $50,000 to fund scholarships for students looking to study abroad but only received a fee committee recommendation of $25,000.