SWOSU Students to Vote on Student Activity Fee Increase


SWOSU students are going to the online polls on April 20-24 to decide if they want to increase student activity fees to raise money for athletic facility upgrades, music department activities and student organization allocations.

All SWOSU students will be able to vote from Monday at 8 a.m. through Friday at 5 p.m. Voting takes place online at Desire2Learn, located on the SWOSU website. An open forum will be held Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom. Everyone is invited.

SWOSU currently has a student activity fee of $8.50 per credit hour. The bill, proposed by the SWOSU Student Senate, will increase the fee by $6 per credit hour.

If approved, the increase would be used to help build new athletic facilities, provide additional monies for SWOSU student organizations and help update band uniforms and other expenses in the music department.

The bill, which was introduced by SWOSU Student Body President Greg Franklin and Student Senator Emalee Munn, was passed by the SWOSU Student Senate.