University of Missouri

47-15: A Recommendation to Increase the Student Health Center Fee by $2.32 of Its Requested $4.02

Purpose: Student Fee Review Committee’s Proposal for the Student Health Center Budget for 2008-09

Whereas, MU Student Health Center provide medical services for students such as flu shots, medical examinations, and wellness services.

Whereas, MU Student Health Center department is asking for an additional $4.02 for the center for additional program funding, this is $1.70 more than the inflationary increase.

Whereas, MU Student Health Center received last year more than the recommended amount in student fees that was determined by the Student Fee Review Committee.

Whereas, MU Student Health Center has received student funding higher than the inflation rate increase over the past ten years, to be used for program funding and personnel.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee proposals to the Student Health Center receive their inflation increase for 2008 school year, which is additional $2.32 per semester per student.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee proposals that the Student Health Center does not received additional funding above the inflationary increase, due to the fact that they received more funding than the student body allocated last year.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee does not support an increase beyond the inflationary increase because the allocation of the funds are not necessities for the department to function and are duplicates of what other departments offer.

Therefore, the Student Fee Review Committee proposals 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 proposals the projected student fee increase of $2.32 to be added to the current fee of $89.28, thereby bringing the total student fee with the inflation rate to $91.60 for the MU Student Health Center.

Respectfully Submitted,

The Student Fee Review Committee

Marjorie Matzes-Thies Eva Sutton Leslie Rill

SFRC Chairwoman SFRC Vice Chairwoman SFRC Committee Member