Carnegie Mellon University

Activities Fee

POLICY TITLE: Carnegie Mellon University Student Activities Fee
DATE OF ISSUANCE: This policy was most recently amended by the Board of Trustees on February 9, 1998, at the request of Student Government.
ACCOUNTABLE DEPARTMENT/UNIT: Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE).  Questions about policy content should be directed to the director of SLICE, ext. 8-8704.
ABSTRACT: Defines the cost, use and administration of the activities fee.
RELATED POLICY: Statement of Assurance

By action of the Board of Trustees, a required Student Activities Fee (in addition to tuition) is charged to all undergraduate students and graduate students who enroll for 19 units or more. For academic year 2017-2018 this fee is $129 per semester/$258 per year for undergraduate students, and $107 per semester/$214 per year for graduate students. Student Government is responsible for administering the fee and for using it only for the support of projects under the following guidelines:

  1. Activities and facilities which can be described as meeting the reasonably predictable social, cultural, recreational, or welfare needs of college students.
  2. Publications which can reasonably be presumed to serve the needs of the student community for communication, expressions of opinion, and the conduct of their business.
  3. Such enterprises of an entrepreneurial nature undertaken by the student body as can reasonably be expected to serve as an instrument for meeting the needs described above.

All functions and services provided by the fees described above must be in accordance with Carnegie Mellon's policy of non-discrimination. In addition, no use of such fees may be intended to violate or circumvent the policies of the university or the laws of the land.

Final responsibility for establishing the amount of any required fee rests with the Board of Trustees, which will consider changes only upon requests of the Student Government and the officers of the university.

Note:  Historically, the Student Government has dedicated a specific portion of graduate students' activities fees to the Graduate Student Assembly to be used at their discretion.