Policies

III:11:05 Student Activity Fee

Definition:
The Student Activity Fee is a non-refundable fee to fund student activities.
Establishment:
The amount of the Student Activity Fee shall be established by a vote of the student body and approved by the Administration of the College and the Tennessee Board of Regents. Any increase in the Fee shall be decided pursuant to T.C.A. 49-8-110 by a vote of the student body before any administrative approvals shall be granted.
Assessment:
The Student Activity Fee shall be collected from each enrolled full-time or part-time student taking credit courses on or off campus each academic term. The Fee shall be collected in addition to the maintenance fee, out-of-state tuition, access fee, Student Government Association Fee, and/or any other incidental fees related to the enrollment of a student.
Authority:
Recommendations for student projects and student activities shall be submitted through the Office of Student Life and Diversity Initiatives. Denial of funding from collected student activity fees for a recommended student project or student activity may be appealed to the Vice President for Student Services.
Restrictions:
No portion of collected student activity fees shall be used to finance instructional activities, sectarian religious activities, charitable causes, partisan political activities or salaries. Pursuant to T.C.A. 49-8-10, this policy shall not prohibit the assessment and collection of an additional increase in the Student Activity Fee to be used exclusively by the Student Government Association for student projects, student activities and student scholarships.

TBR Source: December 2, 1977 TBR meeting. Revised March 14, 1980 TBR meeting; November 13, 1991 presidents meeting; November 8, 1982 presidents meeting; July 1, 1984; November 1, 1988; May 15, 1990 presidents meeting; August 14, 1990 presidents meeting; November 10, 1992 presidents meeting; August 10, 1993 presidents meeting; November 9, 1993 presidents meeting; August 9, 1994 presidents meeting; May 8, 1995 presidents meeting, August 8, 1995 presidents meeting, November 8, 1995 presidents meeting, February 6, 1996 presidents meeting, May 14, 1996 presidents meeting, November 12, 1996 presidents meeting, May 6, 1997 presidents meeting, July 16, 1997 called Board meeting, November 5, 1997 presidents meeting, February 17, 1998 presidents meeting via conference call, August 25, 1998 presidents meeting, May 9, 2000 presidents meeting, August 8, 2000 presidents meeting, November 8, 2000 presidents meeting, February 13, 2001 presidents meeting, August 21, 2001 presidents meeting, May 21, 2002 presidents meeting, February 11, 2003 presidents meeting, May 20, 2003 presidents meeting, February 10, 2004 presidents meeting, August 17, 2004 presidents meeting, February 8, 2005 presidents meeting, May 17, 2005 presidents meeting, February 8, 2006 presidents meeting, May 16, 2006 presidents meeting, August 16, 2006 presidents meeting, May 15, 2007 presidents meeting, August 21, 2007 presidents meeting, November 6, 2007 presidents meeting.

VSCC Source: Former III:09:01, December 12, 1988, July 5, 1989, February 24, 1999, President; December 15, 2008, President's Cabinet