To Students, Faculty and Staff:
Since 1995, Penn State Berks students are assessed a Student Initiated Fee (formerly Student Activity Fee) that generates over $400,000 annually to support campus programming. This fee is used to:
- Improve the co-curricular opportunities and activities for students.
- Assist in providing specialized services and programs for diverse student populations on a student need basis.
- Enrich the campus environment and encourage the involvement of students.
SIF monies are used for many activities including Homecoming and Family Weekend, student clubs, athletic clubs, extended hours of operation for the Beaver Community Center, social programming, diversity programs, the Lecture Series, tutors in the Learning Center, wellness programs, student tickets for campus theater productions, Campus Activities Board initiatives and the list goes on!
The responsibility for determining how these funds are used rests with the SIF committee, co-chaired by the S.G.A. President and the Director of Student Affairs.
Anyone is eligible to request funding by using the form at the right. Individuals may submit requests to the SIF Committee at various points throughout the year. Anyone submitting a proposal will be informed of the SIF Committee's decision regardless of the outcome.
All financial records related to the Student Initiated Fee are monitored by the Committee and the College's Finance Office, and may be reviewed by any student upon request.