CREATION AND PURPOSE OF THE FEE
The Student Programs and Services Fee was created in accordance with the Board of Trustees’ “Policy on a Student Programs and Services Fee” adopted on June 19, 2014. The Student Programs and Services Fee replaced the former University Programs and Services Fee previously authorized by the Board of Trustees on August 18, 1971.
The purpose of the SPSF is to advance the University’s educational mission by funding non-instructional services, activities, programs, and facilities that promote student satisfaction and retention or promote the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, cultural, or leadership development of students.
CONTROL OF THE FEE
The Student Programs and Services Fee is levied by the Board of Trustees; all monies derived therefrom are University or “State” funds and are under University (State) control. Ultimate control of the SPSF is held by the Board of Trustees by virtue of the “Policy on a Student Programs and Services Fee’ and by the Board’s setting the amount of the SPSF annually upon the recommendation of the Board’s Finance and Administration Committee. Administrative officers are charged with the control of all aspects of the SPSF. The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life, acting as the fiscal officer for the general account, is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for Student Life for the day-to-day fiscal control of the Fee. The Vice Chancellor for Student Life is responsible to the Chancellor for the presentation of an annual program and budget that reflects the purposes of the Fee as previously stated. Appropriate consultation with students, staff, and will be sought. It is recognized, however, that while seeking consultation in matters pertaining to the Fee, the Chancellor and other administrative officials will not delegate “control.”