Student Fee Committee (SFC)

This Student Fee Committee is composed of 7 members and is responsible for recommending the allocation of the Student Fee to the ASPSU Student Government, University President, and the PSU Board of Trustees. It is the job of the SFC to allocate money to student funded programs and services that further the cultural and physical development of the students at large.


Winter Schedule: 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-12pm


Student Fee Committee Members

Mahamadou Sissoko [Chair] (, Liaison to: 

  • Smith Memorial Student Union
  • Student Activities and Leadership Programs
  • Leadership Fellows
  • SALP Minor Equipment Reserve
  • Student Community and Engagement Center
  • Student Sustainability Center

Suwadu Jallow [Vice Chair] ( , Liaison to:

  • Campus Recreation
  • Rec Clubs Council
  • Athletics

Patrick Meadors (, Liaison to: 

  • Queer Resource Center
  • Veteran's Resource Center
  • Women's Resource Center
  • Student Legal Services
  • EMSA Minor Equipment Reserve

Demian Lucas (, Liaison to:

  • Cultural Resource Centers
  • Organization Budget Council
  • Speakers Board
  • Student Educational Travel

Violet Gibson ( Liaison to: 

  • Helen Gordon Child Development Center
  • ASPSU Children's Center
  • Resource Center for Students with Children
  • Little Vikings
  • Jim Sells Childcare Assistance

Rachel Michieli ( Liaison to:

  • KPSU
  • Pathos
  • Vanguard
  • Pacific Sentinel
  • Student Media Operations

Bethlehem Daniel ( Liaison to:

  • Graphic Design Center
  • PSU Food Pantry
  • Portland State Professional Sound
  • 5th Avenue Cinema
  • Litman and White Galleries

Important Links:

SFC OrgSync Portal
SFC Google Drive
SFC Google Group & Archives (current listserv)
SFC Online Budgeting System (for years prior to 2012-2013)


SFC Agenda Request Form 2017-2018
Rollover/Overage Request Form FY17



Student Fee Committee Advisors

Candace Avalos ( of Student Government Relations and Greek Life Advisor

Michele Toppe ( Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life

Diane Xiong ( Budget Analyst



SFC Important Dates

Event Date
SFC Training  June 19 - June 23
Q4 Report due to SFC July 31
FY17 Year End Process August 2 - September 11
Budget Office to provide rollover/overage amounts to FFA's August 2
Year End Balance Requests due to SFC August 9
Year End Balance Hearings & Review August 11 & 14
Year End Balance Deliberations August 21 - September 8
Year End Balance Decisions Released September 11
SFC decision on budget template format August 1
Budget templates available on Google Drive Including FY18 Budget August 11
SFC budget school/Meet & Greet (mandatory for Programs) August 16 & 18
Budgets due to SFC in ORGSYNC October 13
SFC Budget Hearings & Review October 16 - 27
Budgets due to SFC in TM1, completed and balanced by TM1 enterers October 25
Q1 Report Due October 30
SFC Initial Deliberations October 30 - November 15
TM1 open for appeal input November 16
SBF fee change discussion  November 17
Appeals Narratives due in ORGSYNC and TM1 closes and sign up for hearing spot November 26
Appeals Hearings & Review November 27 - 29
SBF fee change decision December 1
SFC Final Deliberations November 30 - January 7
Final Allocations due from SFC to ASPSU Senate January 8
Begin SBF RFP and reserve discussions January 10
SBF RFP process/reserve decision January 24
ASPSU Senate budget deliberation period January 8 - February 5
Senate to review and let SFC know in writting by 1/20 if changes are requested  January 20
If requested, SFC & Senate have 1/21-1/27 to reach agreement January 27
Q2 Report due to SFC January 26
Begin reviewing SFC Bylaws for amendments & changes February 1
ASPSU Senate and SFC reach final decision on Incidental Fee Budget N/A
Student Building Fee and Debt Discussions & Guideline Review & Revisions N/A
Incidental Fee Budget and Student Building Fee proposal due to PSU President February 7
Incidental and Student Building Fee decision due to the Board of Trustees March 1
If SBF RFP is chosen, approval of process/review of proposals/decisions February 28 - April 14
Q3 Report due to SFC April 27
Amendments to the SFC Bylaws due to the ASPSU Senate for review & approval May 1
Amendments to the SFC Bylaws due to the University President for review & approval May 31
SFC 2017 - 2018 Final Day in Office May 31
SFC 2018 - 2019 First Day in Office June 1
SFC Break: no agenda requests, meetings, or business will be handled in this time due to transition, training, and preparation for the new academic year June 1 - June 30
SFC 2018 - 2019 Training June 18 - June 22
SFC 2018 - 2019 Back in Business July 1

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