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.
Approved Uses of the Fee
The SPSF can be used to fund the following:
- expenses relating to student services, activities, and programs organized or operated under the auspices of the Chief Student Affairs Officer (e.g., operating expenses and equipment; wages, salaries, and benefits);
- Student-Organized Programming;
- the student government association recognized by the campus administration;
- student media (e.g., student newspaper, student yearbook) recognized by the campus administration;
- intercollegiate and intramural athletics;
- the costs of acquiring, constructing, installing, or enhancing any University property or facilities primarily used for non-instructional purposes, including the satisfaction of indebtedness; and
- the operating and maintenance costs of facilities primarily used for non-instructional purposes.
UT Board of Trustee Policy on Student Programs and Services Fee
UT Martin Breakdown of the SPSF for the Fiscal Year 2017
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