Campuses across the country have long found that having a robust set
of student extracurricular opportunities - from campus organizations to
speakers - enhances the student experience and the educational mission
of colleges and universities. To support and facilitate that
environment, many campuses have set up a student activity fee. The fact
that many of these student activity fee programs fund student
organizations that take positions on political, social, cultural and
religious issues naturally raises a set of First Amendment
concerns—from what can be funded to how to legally administer a fee.
We created our "Guide to Student Activity Fees"
to answer those questions—ensuring that campus leaders would have a
clear explanation for how to design and operate student fee programs
comfortably within the boundaries of the First Amendment.
For background on a specific topic regarding student activity fees, please click on one of the links below: