The SAFC is preparing the budgeting for the 2015-2016 upcoming school year for programs and services on campus. Students are invited to attend the proposal presentations for next year’s funding, to input their opinions. Two presentations have already taken place, on Friday, February 27, and Friday, March 6. There will be one more on Friday, March 13, with presentations from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
The Services and Activities Fee Committee reviews all requests for funding from Services and Activities fees, recommends program priorities and budget levels, and serves in an advisory capacity to the Chancellor. The committee includes five to seven students, who are recommended by the Associated Students of the University of Washington Tacoma, and three non-voting ex officio members and a compliance officer. They decide which programs and services to fund, which is funded by UWT students. Students are urged to attend this proposal presentation so the committee can hear from students about what programs and services they would like funded by their student fees. Currently, full-time students pay $159 per quarter, and part-time student’s fees are pro-rated. The Service and Activities Fee for the next school year will be decided in the spring quarter.
According to an email from Ed Mirecki, director of Student Involvement, SAFC has received 16 proposals for the upcoming year, for services like the Diversity Resource Center, the Childcare Assistance Program, ASUWT, Student Theater Guild, and many others. Last year, the SAFC voted Tahoma West’s budget be cut down to $0. However, students stood up for the magazine, a student run literary arts publication that provides a place for students to express their creativity. Tahoma West submitted an appeal, and were able to get funds for the following year.
The last presentation is on March 13, from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. for proposals from Registered Student Organizations, Student Theater Guild, and Student Engagement at the UWY 103, which is in the University Y. From 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. are proposals from Student Support Services, Bike Shop, and Center for Service and Leadership, at CP 103.