University of Missouri

47-13: A Recommendation to Increase the Department of Student Life fee by $1.36 of its requested $2.00

Purpose: Student Fee Review Committee’s Recommendation for the Student Life Center Budget for 2008-09

Whereas, MU Student Life’s mission is to create educationally purposeful experiences for students that promote involvement, learning, and success.

Whereas, MU Student Life department is asking for an additional $2.00 per student, for additional program funding within the student life department.

Whereas, MU Student Life is seeking an additional $0.64 per student fee for the New Student Center to fund new equipment and a receptionist for the new center.

Whereas, MU Student Life is seeking an additional $0.64 per student fee for a new position for an IT Web Programmer in which this position will help student organizations with updating and maintaining their websites.

Whereas, MU Student Life is seeking an additional $0.24 per student fee for the MU Diversity Program that services all MU students, and has a specific responsibility to support the underrepresented students within the MU campus.

Whereas, MU Student Life is seeking an additional $0.24 per student fee for the MU Prevention Program, which focuses on preventing and responding to issues that negatively impact the lives of MU students. This would include the Rape Education Office, and Wellness Resource Center.

Whereas, MU Student Life is seeking an additional $0.24 per student fee for the Center for Leadership Development, which enables MU students to apply and work towards a Certification of Leadership during their undergrad and graduate careers.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee recommends the Student Life Center does not receive the $0.64 an additional funding for the New Student Center, as this funding is previously covered in the New Student Center fee of $35 per student per semester.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee recommends the Student Life Center receive the additional $0.64 increase to fund an IT Web Programmer.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee recommends the Student Life Center receive the additional $0.24 increase to fund the Diversity Program.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee recommends the Student Life Center receive the additional $0.24 increase to fund the Prevention Program.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee recommends the Student Life Center receive the additional $0.24 increase to fund the Center for Leadership Development.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee recommends that the Counseling Center, Student Health Center, and Wellness Center clarify roles and collaborate among the groups to make sure they are meeting the needs of the students and reduce the duplications among the two, such as alcohol counseling.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee recommends the projected student fee increase of $1.36 to be added to the current fee of $15.04, thereby bringing the total student fee with the inflation rate ($0.39) to $16.79 for the MU Student Life Center.

Respectfully Submitted,

The Student Fee Review Committee

Marjorie Matzes-Thies Eva Sutton Danielle Bellis

SFRC Chairwoman SFRC Vice Chairwoman SFRC Committee Member