The University of Wisconsin-
Stevens Point Subsidy Budget has
been written and finalized by the
Student Senate as of Nov. 9.
“There are a lot of different
organizations on campus that get
funded by SGA. This is just the
portion where we subsidize major
departments on campus as opposed
to student organizations, which
happens in February,” said SGA
budget director, Charlie Greiber.
“This is a bulk of the segregated
fees that we allocate. There are a
couple other large portions that we
haven’t gotten to yet, the student
organizations being the big one.”
There are approximately 120
student organizations on campus that
are eligible for the subsidy budget
“That is up from about 100 since
last year,” Greiber said.
Some of the groups in the
Subsidy Budget have funding from
multiple places and some of them
have funding solely from SGA.
SGA only helps subsidize groups,
like athletics, because they have other
sources of funding.
“We are a major component to the
funding it takes to run their operation.
The same goes for Centertainment,
the Tutoring Learning Center or
Schmeeckle,” Greiber said. “We are a
major portion of their funding, but by
no means are we all of their funding.
We’re just helping pay for a portion
Some of the other departments
on the list include Group Fitness,Child Care, the Counseling Center,
the Student Involvement and
Employment Office, Theater and
Dance, Intramurals and others.
“That’s where this portion of the
funding will go. These are bigger
departments that have full time staff
who coordinate them. They are not
like a student organization where
it’s all students,” Greiber said. “For
example, Centertainment has fulltime staff and the Tutoring Learning
Center has full time employees. The
departments are always going to be
there, unlike student organizations
which vary from year to year.
Sometimes they’re active, sometimes they’re not.”
As it currently stands, SGA has actually saved students money.
“The departments overall either
requested to stay approximately the
same or have a small increase. Some
of them got a small increase, and
some of them had budgets that went
down slightly, it kind of varies back and forth,” Greiber said.
As an overall trend, SGA hasallocated about $5,000 less for next
year than they did this year.
“We were really very conscious
about services that were going to
be provided to the students, while
keeping in mind the costs that ittakes to try those services, and we
felt like we did a really good job of
making responsible decisions as to
where students prioritize spending
their money the most, and this is the
result of that,” Greiber said.
In total, the subsidized portion
of the budget was a little over $1.7
million and SGA will address student
organization funding in February,
which had approximately $800,000
“Our committee is made up
solely of students who do all of the
decisions,” Greiber said. “It is the
most student involved budgeting on
the entire campus.”
The money also comes directly
from the students and is decided
upon by students.
“When a student sees their bill
in the fall it says tuition and then
it says segregated fees. All of this
funding comes from those lines that
say segregated fees,” Greiber said.
“Last year there was approximately
$600 per semester per student, which
totals up to be about $13 million
that we allocate for a lot of different
departments on campus.”
SGA has a pretty clear picture
of where they will be at the end of
the year, with the Student Senate
only allowing them to raise the total
amount that has been budgeted by 1
“That doesn’t mean that there’s
going to be a 1 percent increase, but
there is up to 1 percent if needed,”
Greiber said. “The net effect on
students for next year is that there
will be almost no change in the