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Saturday, August 21, 2004
Those of you not privy to student group signatory emails may not already know that the Office of Student Life, a student service organization affiliated with the university, is planning to charge $40 for ASUC student groups to register with them. As it is currently written, student groups cannot get ASUC funding without registering with OSL. The OSL also offers outdoor reservation services, plus some student group advisement services.
The OSL's position on the potential mandatory fee:
We regret that it is necessary to initiate this charge at a time when
Very simply, this fee disproportionately affects groups with less money. Groups with less than a grand or so in funding might simply not be able to afford the fee while simultaneously maintaining their services. The OSL is estimating that this fee would cover about a quarter of over seventy thousand dollars in budget cuts; this is based on the assumption that as many groups register this year as did in previous years and that no groups would be discouraged from OSL registration due to the fee.
I can attest as a Squelchee that we've not used OSL services extensively. Perhaps other groups have found them a more fruitful resource, especially for outdoor space reservation.
More as it develops...