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Undergraduate Referendums

Associated Students (ASUCR) Fee Referendum

Ballot Language:

Do you support a quarterly fee increase of $4.50 beginning Fall 2014 that meets the growing student demands and rising costs of ASUCR sponsored events and services? Approval of this referendum will go towards providing the following student events and services:
  • New student jobs and other paid student positions
  • Improvement and expansion of current events and services (such as Senior BBQ, Food Truck Festival, 24-hour Libraries, and Legal Education Clinic)
  • New events and services for students (such as this year's Election Day Celebration, Food for Thought, and Student Travel Grants)
  • Funding for the new Diversity Council
  • Basic membership in the United States Student Association
  • Leadership training and student conference participation
  • Rising operational and support costs

Yes, I hereby support an ASUCR increase of $4.50 per quarter for new and   expanded student events and services.

No, I hereby do not support an ASUCR increase of $4.50 per quarter for   new and expanded student events and services.

For more information please review the entire referendum: Associated Students (ASUCR) Fee Referendum

Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP) Referendum

Ballot Language:

Do you support a $2.50 per quarter fee for continued funding of internship opportunities and job positions at the Office of Sustainability and Green Grants to enable students and their Organizations help reduce the campus's environmental impact?   In turn, this will also fund Green Initiatives for large-scale projects that would assist in achieving UCR's carbon neutral goal.    
  • The Fee would continue Summer Quarter of 2014
  • In accordance with campus policy, 25% of the fee ($0.625 cents) would be returned to UC Riverside students in the form of financial aid
  • After the return to aid, the remaining $1.875 would be used for the Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP)  

Yes, I hereby support the Green Campus Action Plan at a $2.50 per quarter fee.

No, I hereby do not support the Green Campus Action Plan at a $2.50 per quarter fee.

For more information please review the entire referendum: Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP) Referendum

Highlander Empowerment Student Services Referendum

Ballot Language

Do you support a quarterly fee of $14.00 for the seven student services departments to meet growing student needs by providing student events and services, programming, collaborative projects, student leadership and employment opportunities, and operational support for students?
  • Fee will be effective Fall 2014
  • Fee will be assessed in Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer quarters
  • 25% of the fee ($3.50) will be returned to financial aid to help offset costs for students who are eligible for financial aid
  • $10.50 will be split evenly amongst the seven departments, with $1.50 per quarter transferred directly to each department's budget.
  • The seven departments include: African Student Programs, Asian Pacific Student Programs, Chicano Student Programs, LGBT Resource Center, Middle Eastern Student Center, Native American Student Programs, and Women's Resource Center.

The approval of this referendum would provide for:

  • Increased co-programming with student organizations and student-led initiatives, including funding and advising
  • Staffing to assist students in finding support and resources
  • Support for conference hosting and conference travel
  • Support for Common Ground Collective projects & collaborative initiatives with the ASUCR Diversity Council
  • Peer mentoring and peer education programs support
  • More resources in each student program office and center, such as student computer support and educational materials

Highlander Empowerment Student Services Referendum funds directed to the seven departments will be governed by the Referendum Student Advisory Committee ("RSAC"), made up of UCR undergraduate students.

Yes, I hereby support the Highlander Empowerment Student Services Referendum Fee.

No, I hereby do not support the Highlander Empowerment Student Services Referendum Fee.

For more information please review the entire referendum: Highlander Empowerment Student Services Referendum

 

Graduate Referendums

Student Services Support Fee Referendum - GSA

Ballot Language:

Do you support a quarterly fee of $14 for student services departments to meet growing student needs by providing programming, collaborative student events & projects, center infrastructure, and staffing for student support?
  • Fee will begin effectively, Fall 2014
  • Fee will be assessed in Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer quarters
  • 25% of the fee ($3.50) will be returned to financial aid to help offset costs for students who are eligible for financial aid
  • Fee will be split equally between seven departments: African Student Programs, Asian Pacific Student Programs, Chicano Student Programs, LGBT Resource Center, Middle Eastern Student Center, Native American Student Programs, and Women's Resource Center
  • Fee will go directly to each department's budget

The approval of this referendum would provide:

  • Increased co-programming with student organizations and student-led initiatives, including funding and advising
  • Staffing to assist students in finding support and resources
  • Support for conference hosting and conference travel
  • Support for Common Ground Collective projects & collaborative initiatives with GSA
  • Peer mentoring and peer education programs support
  • More resources in each student program office and center, such as student computer support and educational materials

**Important information for UCR Graduate Students**

In order for GSA to pass the above referendum, 20% of the UCR Graduate Student body must vote and the referendum must be approved by a majority of Graduate Student voters.   The Graduate Student population shall not be combined with the undergraduate student population in order to reach the 20% voting population necessary for this referendum to pass.

Yes, I hereby support the Student Services Support fee.

No, I hereby do not support the Student Services Support fee.

For more information please review the entire referendum: Student Services Support Fee Referendum - GSA



More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Student Elections
202 Highlander Union

Tel: 951-827-3621
E-mail: asucrelections@ucr.edu

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