(Feb. 8, 2018) -- The Athletics and Transportation Fees at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will remain the same for students next school year. More than 6,100 students voted this week on a proposal to raise the fees. In the largest voter turnout ever at UTSA, neither fee passed.
Athletics Fee voting results
Transportation Fee voting results
The current Athletics Fee is $20/semester credit hour with a cap at 12 hours, or $240, which is 27 percent lower than the Conference USA average. The proposed increase would have raised it to $21/semester credit hour for the 2018-19 academic year and $22/semester credit hour for the 2019-20 academic year while also removing the 12 credit hour cap.
The fee increase was requested to enhance the students’ experience at UTSA sporting events, support recruiting student-athletes, maintain and upgrade athletic facilities, upgrade video equipment and expand staff to televise programs at Conference USA standards, and hire and retain athletic managers and trainers to support student well-being.
The current Transportation Fee, which has not increased in nearly 10 years, is $20/semester. The proposed increase was $29/semester for the 2018-19 academic year and $38/semester for the 2019-20 academic year.
The increased fee was requested to add shuttle routes, decrease congestion on campus, reduce demand for parking, and implement a shopping shuttle for students without transportation to grocery and retail stores.
“I am very appreciative that so many Roadrunners came out for the referendum vote,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. “It is vitally important to have participation in this democratic process and use the results to better understand our students’ viewpoints and areas of concern. We will carry this knowledge forward as we work toward supporting our athletic programs and their role in helping to build UTSA’s reputation beyond San Antonio and Texas.”
Through the month of February, the UTSA community is invited to join student organizations, colleges and departments at events that commemorate the African American people, places and events that have paved the way for racial equality.Various locations
The President, Academic Affairs and Office of VP for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise launch a series of lectures by prominent Academy Fellows who will visit campus throughout our 50th anniversary year. In this series, C. Mohan will speak on the state of public and private blockchains.John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy will hold a series of forums to discuss and answer questions about the new Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative for 2020. All UTSA faculty and staff are welcome.John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy will hold a series of forums to discuss and answer questions about the new Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative for 2020. All UTSA faculty and staff are welcome.Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Representatives from companies across the nation will discuss potential full-time job and/or internship opportunities available to STEM majors.Convocation Center, Main Campus
Representatives from companies across the nation will discuss potential full-time job and/or internship opportunities available to all majors.Convocation Center, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of English hosts the Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Lawrence Venuti. Venuti is a professor of English at Temple University.Business Building University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The student organization MuTe (Music Technology) will be hosting a recital that's open to the public.Arts Building Recital Hall (ART 2.03.02), Main Campus
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