Student Initiated Fee

The Student Initiated Fee supports student-centered activities, services, facilities and recreation to improve student life and is the result of a student-led initiative to be more involved in the creation and allocation of student fees.

These funds are available to the campus community, but the use of the funds must manifest in events, services, and facilities that are available to all students.

submit a proposal for student fee funds

Maximize your potential for securing funds

Each year, the amount of money requested of the Student Initiated Fee at Penn State Berks exceeds the amount available for awards. Thus, to ensure your request reaches the committee with the greatest potential for success, please consider the following tips.

Find a partner

Find out if another club, individual or campus department is attempting to accomplish what you'd like with SIF money.  Sometimes this can generate new partnerships which may reach a broader portion of the campus community. Places to look include the Student Government Association, the Campus Life Office in room 19 Perkins Student Center, or the Student Affairs Office in room 6 Perkins Student Center.

Be specific

The more specific you can be about program goals and how your request will impact the campus, the better your odds of success.  Spell out every detail of the event planned, including the most detailed budget possible. Make sure to consider any food, travel, honorarium, advertising, equipment or service expenses which may arise related to the proposal. Consult with members of the Campus Life Office, who produce several events throughout the year. They can assist with building a complete and detailed budget for the event.

The Student Initiated Fee (SIF) committee is co-chaired by the Student Government Association President and the Senior Director of Student Affairs. It consists of ten total members who consider each SAF request thoroughly.

SIF Commmittee Co-chairs

Jay Arcuri

Interim Director of Student Affairs
6 Perkins Student Center
[email protected]

Victoria Vozharenko

Student Government Association President
9 Perkins Student Center
[email protected]