The Facility Fee is the source of funding for many projects at Penn State Beaver.
Penn State Beaver students, groups, faculty, and staff can propose project concepts for funding from the Campus Facilities Allocation Committee. Funding has been used to expand and improve non-academic, recreational and multi-use space on campus. The Gary B. Keefer Wellness Center, Sports Court & Pavilion behind Harmony Hall, Bistro Plaza, as well as General Classroom Building and Student Union Building lounge areas are just a few examples of projects completed. The Donna J. Kuga Pavilion project located by the Laboratory Classroom Building is currently under way.
Where do the funds come from?
Each student pays a Facilities Fee each semester, with part-time students paying a pro-rated amount based on the number of credits scheduled. Increases to the fee are determined by the Commonwealth Fee Board.
Student Facilities Fee funds collected at Penn State Beaver stay here. Funding of projects is on a cash-only basis; in other words, there is no borrowing against future years (without permission). Fee funds cannot be used to pay for rental agreements (such as for a building or memberships). Funds not used in a particular year will be carried over from year to year and earn interest. New facilities or modifications to current facilities will be consistent with Penn State Beaver’s strategic and master physical facilities plans.
The Campus Facilities Allocation Committee is co-chaired by the Student Government Association president and the director of Student Affairs. Others on the Committee include the director Finance and Business, director of Development, and staff and faculty representatives. A total of nine students (7 voting, plus 2 alternates) complete the committee to include input from a variety of perspectives.
If you have questions or comments, contact Dr. Chris Rizzo ([email protected]), director of Student Affairs & Engagement.