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ICA Activity Fee Increase Referendum - Voting May 16-20, 2016
Voting will take place via Tritonlink: http://tritonlink.ucsd.edu from May 16th to May 20th, and shall begin at 10:00 AM on the first day of voting and continue until 4:00 PM on the last day of voting. Any student or student organization may submit a request to the Elections Committee to write Pro or Con statements, which shall be written in accordance with the Associated Students Association Standing Rules and Constitution. All correspondence sent to students regarding the referendum must include the phrase "VOTE AT TRITONLINK.UCSD.EDU". To be effective, the fee referendum must be approved by a simple majority of votes to approve, with no less than 20% of eligible votes cast. The referendum shall not be approved if there are more votes cast to abstain than votes cast to approve. The proposed voting criteria are in full compliance with the Constitution of the Associated Students, and applicable student fee policies described in Section 18.00 of the UCSD Policies and Procedures Applying to Student Activities.
ICA Activity Fee Increase Referendum
Do you support an increase in the Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) fee to move UCSD Intercollegiate Athletics from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II to Division I in the Big West Conference?
This fee increase would enable UCSD Intercollegiate Athletics teams to compete with academically comparable institutions and meet NCAA financial and grants-in-aid requirements for NCAA Division I athletics.
If UCSD receives an invitation to join the Big West Conference, the fee increase will be phased in over a three-year period commencing in the fall quarter. For example, if UCSD receives an invitation in June 2016, the first phase of the fee increase would be fall 2016. If an invitation is received in November 2016, the first phase of the fee increase would be fall 2017.
If UCSD does not receive an invitation to join the Big West Conference by September 15, 2018, this fee increase will not be assessed and results of this referendum will become null and void.
The existing ICA fee is $129.38 per quarter per student. The ICA fee shall be adjusted annually according to the California Consumer Price Index (CPI) and shall not exceed a 3% annual adjustment.
The table below identifies the annual increases in the ICA fee per student per quarter.
|Fee Increase Per Student Per Quarter||Existing Fee Per Student Per Quarter||Total Fee Per Student Per Quarter|
As the table above details, in year one the existing ICA fee would increase $60 to $189.38 per student per quarter plus CPI adjustments. In year two the existing ICA fee would increase by $55 to $244.38 per student per quarter plus CPI adjustments. In year three the existing ICA fee would increase by $45 to $289.38 per student per quarter plus CPI adjustments.
29% of the ICA fee increase will return to UCSD to help meet the financial aid needs of undergraduate students.
Consistent with the existing fee, 50% of the full Spring quarter fee will be assessed if a student attends one summer session. 100% of the full Spring quarter fee will be assessed if a student attends two or more summer sessions
Statement of Conditions:
- This fee will be included in the determination of financial aid.
- Annual budget reports will be made public and provided to all UCSD Student Governments.
- Modifications to this fee may not be made without a subsequent student referendum held in accordance with the appropriate student governmental and University policies unless other means are explicitly provided in this ballot language.