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Services and Activities Fees Committee

The Services and Activities (S&A) Fees Committee’s functions are to (1) recommend allocation distributions for the student services and activities fees of the its designated campus, (2) review and approve the S&A fee percentage annually, and (3) determine allocated fee expenditures are in agreement with state law and University policy.

Services and Activities fees are one component of the total tuition and fees that students pay. S&A fees can only be used to support non-academic activities, events, facilities/equipment, and programming.

The S&A Facilities Committee has been absorbed by the S&A Fee committee and, therefore, facility requests should be indicated under the one-time allocation on the request form for the S&A Fee Committee.

IMPORTANT DATES

Activity Date Time Location
Group Trainings Monday, 3/2/15 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. West 136D
Tuesday, 3/3 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. West 136D
Proposals Due Friday, 3/13 5:00 p.m. SARequest@tricity.wsu.edu & sign up for proposal hearings here
S&A Proposal Hearings & Deliberations Thursday, 3/26 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. CIC 125 T
Friday, 3/27 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CIC 125 T
Monday 3/30 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. CIC 125 T
Wednesday, 4/1 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. West 136 D & West 247
Letter to the Chancellor Friday, 4/3 5:00 p.m. Office of the Chancellor
Letter to President Wednesday, 4/8 5:00 p.m. Office of the President

COMPOSITION & TENURE

The Chancellor shall appoint the Tri-Cities Campus Services and Activities (S&A) Fees Committee as follows:

  • The current President of ASWSU Tri-Cities (standing position).
  • The current Finance Chair of ASWSU Tri-Cities (standing position).
  • The Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, or designee (standing position).
  • The Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Services, or designee (standing position).
  • A member of the teaching faculty appointed by the Chancellor from nominations made by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (two-year position).
  • Four Washington State University Tri-Cities students nominated by ASWSU Tri-Cities President and appointed by the Chancellor (one-year positions).*

*At least one of the six student positions is to be filled by a graduate student currently enrolled in the academic year.

A vacancy in any Committee position shall be filled prior to any formal Committee meeting.

The Committee elects the Chair from the student members.

Each member shall have one vote.

A quorum shall consist of seven members, a majority of whom shall be students.

MEMBERS

Spring 2015 Services and Activities (S&A) Fees Committee Members are as follows:

Name Position
Rigo Leon Chair, ASWSU Tri-Cities President
Rebekah Bushman Vice Chair, ASWSU Tri-Cities Financial Director
Kraig Jones, MA, CPA Faculty Representative
Nancy Carr Business Services Manager
Dr. Chris Meiers Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Services
Alisa Sabandith Undergraduate Representative
Adriana Guzman Undergraduate Representative
Vince Lumpkins Undergraduate Representative
Lino Gutierrez Graduate Representative
Allison Rodgers, MA Clerk

OPERATING GUIDELINES

WSU General Guidelines for Services and Activities Fee Allocations

SPENDING GUIDELINES

Each year, the Services and Activities Fee Committee proposes and the Board of Regents approves program priorities and corresponding budget levels for University organizations funded by Services and Activities Fees (S&A Fees). The University collects these fees from students at registration and allocates the funds to budgets either as direct allocations from the Board of Regents or indirectly through other organizations. (See RCW 28B.15.041, 28B.15.044, and 28B.15.045.)

In either case, University personnel are responsible for spending the money in an acceptable and appropriate manner, following state of Washington and Washington State University guidelines.

S&A Spending Guide

MEETING MINUTES

01Meeting2014_12_05

02Meeting2015_01_30

03Meeting2015_02_13

 

ELIGIBILITY & PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

Eligibility & Proposal Forms (Download and Submit to SARequest@tricity.wsu.edu)

Cover Letter of Proposal

General Allocation Request Form

RSO Allocation Request Form

Schedule your hearing presentation here

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Who may request funds?

Any WSU Tri-Cities affiliated or related group, organization or individual may request funds.

What are funds used for?

Services and Activities Fees are used to support non-academic student activities, programs, and projects on the WSU Tri-Cities campus (e.g. student government, student entertainment, student organizations, performances, speakers, non-academic services, facilities and equipment for students).

What is the source of the funding?

A portion of WSU Tri-Cities student tuition is earmarked as “Services & Activities Fees.”

What is the timeline?

Completed budget request forms must be submitted to Student Affairs by March 13, 2015. Submit completed forms toSARequest@tricity.wsu.edu and signup for a proposal hearing time in West 269A. Public budget hearings begin shortly after completed budget request forms are due. For complete timeline of the proposal process, please refer to IMPORTANT DATES.