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Opposition Of 8% Student Fee Increase


Approved October 24, 2005

Whereas,      the mission statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states, “The specific purpose of Associated Students is to…provide an official voice through which students’ opinions may be expressed;…assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body;…and to stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community; and,

Whereas,      The California State University Board of Trustees is considering a budget with an 8% student fee increase for the 2006-2007 school year that will roughly equal $220.00 per student; and,

Whereas,      public higher education has not been the fiscal priority of the State of California

                for the last four years; and,

Whereas,      total student fee increases have equaled 81% over the last four years; and,

Whereas,      the California State University’s mission statement is “To encourage and provide

                access to an excellent education to all who are prepared for and wish to participate in collegiate study”; and,

Whereas,      the increasing student fees creates a barrier for qualified and prepared students to

                enroll in the California State University, and contradicts the mission statement of the CSU system; therefore be it,

Resolved,      that the Associated Students formally oppose the proposed State University Fee increase for students contained in the 2006-2007 CSU budget; therefore be it further,


Resolved,      that copies of this Resolution be sent, but not limited to The Board of Trustees of the California State Student Association, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, State Senator Wes Chesbro, State Assemblymember Patty Berg, HSU President Rollin Richmond, HSU Academic Senate, the California State Student Association, the HSU Lumberjack News, and the local media.

Authored by:  Robert W. Christensen, HSU Representative

                California State Student Association

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Noah Schillo, CNRS Representative                   Brandon Hemenway, COPS Representative

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David Backues, Legislative Vice President             Nicole Alvarado, President