Campus Expansion Initiative

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The Campus Expansion Initiative was influential in pushing the campus move to NCAA Division I-AA athletics. The initiative resulted in an increase in student fees of $120 on average per quarter for undergraduate and $22 for graduate students. The majority of these fees are meant to pay for other campus buildings (expansions?). The student vote was purely advisory.

electionresults.jpgFall 2002 Election results. The initiative passed by a margin of ~8%: 709 votes.

Although the bill was approved by 54% of the voting student body, some argue it is "the worst idea ever," deeming it a [WWW]Christmas Tree Bill, and believe that the athletic expansion was worthless.

I hear the the advisory vote was actually illegal because they put it on the ballot right before the vote, thus not giving opposition any chance to mobolize. Can any one confirm this?josephaaronelijahstewart

[WWW]Here is the ASUCD Student Court opinion (dated January 2003) declaring the Campus Expansion Initiative "null and void.": cei.pdf

The CEI continues to generate controversy. SSFAAC has twice voted not to increase the fee in accordance with the CPI (inflation), in 2007 and 2009.

Text of the Initiative

Part A

Do you support a student fee that would include the following:

Schedule and Summary of Fees Per Quarter

The student fees will be collected as shown in the table.

  Fees Per Quarter
Service Supported
by Fees
2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 and
beyond
Division I $15 $30 $46 $61 $61 $61
Coffee House Expansion   $8 $8 $8 $8 $8
Unitrans   $4 $4 $4 $4 $4
Sports Clubs & IM $1 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2
Community Center   $13 $13 $13 $13 $13
Return to Aid $4 $16 $20 $25 $25 $25
Quarterly Total $20 $73 $93 $113 $113 $113

Part B

Do you support a student fee that would include the following:

Schedule and Summary of Fees Per Quarter

The student fees will be collected as shown in the table.

  Fees Per Quarter
Service Supported
by Fees
2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 and
beyond
Student Health Center   $15 $15 $15 $15 $47
Return to Aid   $4 $4 $4 $4 $13
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