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Division of Student Affairs

Student Services Fee Committee

Description

The Student Services Fee Committee will consider any proposed student services funding changes at the University and will make recommendations concerning student services fee changes to the University president for review.

Membership

Ten voting members. Appointments are to be completed annually by March 1. A Student Services Fee Committee composed of five students and five University employees will be established at the University of Northern Iowa. The five student members of the Student Services Fee Committee will be the current president of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG), the current chair of the Organization and Finance Committee of the NISG, and three students at large appointed by the NISG. The five University employees shall be appointed by the president of the University. The NISG president-elect and current Director of Administration will serve as non-voting, ex-officio members. The chair of the committee shall be the current NISG president.

Current Members, Spring 2010

Students

 

NISG President, Chair

Spencer Walrath

Org and Finance Chair

Katie Angwin

NISG at-large appointment

Matt Contrad

NISG at-large appointment

Chris Miller

NISG at-large appointment

Theresa Luensmann

 

Staff

 

Financial Accounting and Reporting Services

Jeanne Alcantara, Accountant

School of Music

Jeff Funderburk, Professor

Career Services

Matt Nuese, Associate Director

Information Technology Services

Tom Peterson, Director, User Services

Registrar's Office

Jennifer Suchan, Assistant Registrar

Procedure

The recommendation to the president for review must be provided no later than April 15 of the year which includes the subsequent academic period in which the proposed fee change will take effect.

The Student Services Fee Committee must provide a copy of its recommendations to the Student Senate of the Northern Iowa Student Government.

The Student Senate of the Northern Iowa Student Government may review the recommendations and provide comments to the University president and the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

The president of the University will transmit a copy of the president's endorsement or recommendation to the Student Senate of the Northern Iowa Student Government.

The president of the University will transmit the recommendations of the Student Services Fee Committee and the president's endorsement or recommendations to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, for consideration.

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will make the final decision on the student services fee changes.

Funding Criteria

The following criteria will be used by the Student Services Fee Committee when evaluating funding requests. The Committee shall abide by these guidelines when recommending line allocation funding. The intent of these guidelines is to offer members of the Committee, as well as entities requesting student fees, clarity regarding the intended use of student fees.

The following criteria will be used by the Student Services Fee Committee when evaluating funding requests. The Committee shall abide by these guidelines when recommending line allocation funding. The intent of these guidelines is to offer members of the Committee, as well as entities requesting student fees, clarity regarding the intended use of student fees.
Priority consideration will be given to programs, activities, or services that:

  • Enhance student life and the out-of-classroom experience

  • Complement the mission and values of the university

  • Are designed for, open to, and serve the greatest number of students

  • Consideration given to unique students

  • Have a demonstrated record of using previous allocations in accordance with the intent of the Student Services Fee Committee

  • Have made a good-faith effort to collaborate with other entities for resources

  • Contribute to the educational experience beyond the academic curriculum

  • Are developed primarily at the request of students

  • Involve students in deciding how student fee money is spent

Less consideration will be given to programs, activities, or services that:

  • Are intended primarily to fulfill course, department, and/or degree requirements

  • The extent to which non-major students participate will be given consideration

  • Are directly related to job seeking and not applicable to all students, such as job fairs, interviews/auditions, and the like

  • Are directed toward the community and/or prospective students

  • Are requesting fee support to compensate for a reduced allocation from the General Education Fund

  • Provide scholarships and/or assistantships for students from these funds

  • Request funding for salaries, stipends, or payments to non-student staff and faculty within the requesting organization

Exceptions to the funding criteria will be made at the discretion of the Student Services Fee Committee.

Student Services Fee Descriptions (FY08)

Student Organizations (NISG)
This fund is administered by the Northern Iowa Student Government and is used to support a variety of student organizations. Student organizations apply to receive funds from NISG.

Panther Pass
This line provides free admission for students to UNI athletic, music and theater events, and also provides reduced ticket prices to events at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

Intercollegiate Athletics
These funds are used to support general operating costs of the athletic program.

Fine Arts/Cultural
This fund provides partial support for student ensembles and bands; music festivals; student art shows; art gallery exhibitions; lectures by visiting artists; and theatre productions.

Intercollegiate Academics
This fund supports intercollegiate academic experiences for students. It provides funding for student attendance at professional conferences with priority given to professional development experiences.

Northern Iowan
This provides partial funding for the University's student newspaper. This allocation is used for printing costs.

Homecoming
This partially funds the all-campus event with additional funding coming from individual student organizations and a variety of fund-raising activities.

Student Activities Programming
This line provides partial funding for Thursdaze, a Thursday evening non-alcoholic programming initiative in Maucker Union.

Wellness and Recreation
These funds are used to support the University's intramural program, club sports and open recreation, and provides for reduced charges for students participating in wellness activities. This money is primarily used to support student wages in wellness and recreation programs.

Center for Multicultural Education
This fund supports diversity programming on campus, including racial/ethnic minority heritage months.

Panther Shuttle Bus
This line provides free, convenient bus transportation around campus, including the ROTH Complex.

Family Weekend
These dollars help support family weekend activities that can be enjoyed by UNI students and their families.

Origination date: March 1993
Revision date: March 2004