S&A Fees

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.

Upcoming 2020-2021 committee meetings:

TuesdaySeptember 15, 20205:00pm - 6:30pmZoom
Meeting ID: 920 0553 0903
Passcode: 408999

COMPOSITION & TENURE

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

    • Four at-large students with one-year terms. At least one of the students must be a graduate student
    • A Senator nominated by the ASWSUTC Senate
    • The ASWSUTC President (ex-officio member)
    • The ASWSUTC Vice-President (ex-officio member)
    • A member of the teaching faculty with a two year term
    • A representative from Finance and administration
    • Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs (ex-officio member)

The Committee elects the Chair from the student members.

Each member shall have one vote with the exception of the ex-officio members.

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

MEMBERS

2020-2021 Services and Activities (S&A) Fees Committee Members are as follows:

NamePosition
Nick MartinAt-large Student Representative
Jenni MartinezAt-large Student Representative
VacantAt-large Student Representative
Savannah PeeryASWSUTC Senate representative
Ray WhiteFinance and Administration Representative
Christina ChaconFaculty Representative
Chris MeiersVice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Outreach
Robin KovisASWSUTC President
Stephanie WarnerASWSUTC Vice President
Ian JamiesonClerk

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 AGENDAS and MINUTES

ELIGIBILITY & PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

To submit a proposal to the S&A Fee Committee an organization/department will need to complete and submit the ‘S&A Request Spreadsheet’. For assistance in completing these forms please refer to IMPORTANT DATES above. Once forms have been then the organization/department is required to schedule a presentation lasting no more than 15 minutes and allowing 10 minutes for questions.

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.”