Email from UPUA President McKay and GPSA President Zhao Regarding Applications for the University Park Student Fee Board (UPSFB)

TO: University Park Undergraduate and Graduate Students

FROM: Offices of the UPUA and GPSA Presidents, on behalf of Zachary McKay and Alex Zhao

DATE: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

SUBJ: Apply to the University Park Student Fee Board by April 2nd!


Dear Friends,

Over the past five years, the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) have worked hard to bring the University Park Student Fee Board to fruition and to make sure that students have direct input into where our student fees are allocated.

Each year, University Park full-time students pay over $500 in mandatory fees. The 2017-2018 academic year was the first year to replace the Student Activity Fee and Facility Fee with a single overall fee to be referred to as the “Student Initiated Fee.”

Several campus offices and programs request student fee allocations to help fund their programs and services for the following year. These programs have included Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC), the Student Parent Child Care Subsidy Program, and the Center for Performing Arts (CPA). Members of the Student Fee Board will make a recommendation to the President of the University about the fee rate and specific allocations made to offices.

In addition to the seven student government appointees, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students have the opportunity to apply for five At-Large seats on the board. If you are interested in joining the Student Fee Board and having a voice in deciding where your student fees are allocated each year, apply for one of the At-Large positions here.

The application deadline is Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Please email the current UPSFB Chair, Claire Kelling, at studentfeepsu@gmail.com with any questions.

For the Glory,

Zachary McKay
Student Body President
University Park Undergraduate Association

Alex Zhao
Student Body President
Graduate and Professional Student Association