Article 7: Finance

Section 1: Student Activity Fee

  • a. Each student shall be assessed a student activity fee of $150 per semester.
  • b. The student activity fee shall be allocated by recommendation of the Business and Finance Committee and approved by the Student Council.
  • c. The majority of the student activity fee shall be allocated to support student organizations. Portions of the student activity fee can be utilized to fund other initiatives with the approval of the Student Council.

Section 2: Determining Student Activity Fee Amount

  • a. The Student Council shall regularly evaluate the student body needs as related to the student activity fee. A formal motion can be made to evaluate the student activity fee to determine if an increase should be recommended. The evaluation process shall include a good faith effort to gather the opinions of the student body and the appropriate members of the College administration.
  • b. If an increase in the student activity fee is recommended by the Student Council, it shall require the ratification of the Kenyon College Board of Trustees.
  • c. The Kenyon College Board of Trustees may increase the student activity fee to align with inflation or other institutional priorities.

Section 3: Funding Eligibility

  • a. Registered student organizations in good standing with the College are eligible to apply for student activity fee money as permitted in the Business and Finance Committee bylaws.
  • b. Student Council committees are not eligible for student activity fee money except as permitted by Business and Finance Committee bylaws.