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 Fridays from 9am-12pm


Student Fee Committee Members

Donald Thompson III [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


Jose Rojas-Fallas [Vice Chair] (, Liaison to:

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


Tristin Crum (, Liaison to: 

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


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


VACANT ( Liaison to:

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


Tayde Ramirez ( Liaison to:

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


Amanda Celiceo ( Liaison to:

  • Campus Recreation
  • Rec Clubs Council
  • Athletics

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 2018-2019



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

Derek Davis ( Budget Analyst



SFC Important Dates

Event Date
SFC Training  June 20 - June 22
Q4 Report due to SFC August 31
FY18 Year End Process August 3 - September 13
Budget Office to provide rollover/overage amounts to FFA's August 3
Year End Balance Requests due to SFC August 10
Year End Balance Hearings & Review August 14 & 16
Year End Balance Deliberations August 21 - September 13
Year End Balance Decisions Released September 13
SFC decision on budget template format August 3

Budget School presentation complete by SFC

August 14
Budget templates available on Google Drive Including FY19 Budget August 17
SFC budget school/Meet & Greet (mandatory for Programs) August 21 & 23
TM1 open for initial request input October 8
Budgets due to SFC in ORGSYNC October 12
SFC Budget Hearings & Review October 15 - 26
Budgets due to SFC in TM1, completed and balanced by TM1 enterers October 24
Q1 FY19 Report Due October 31
SFC Initial Deliberations October 29 - November 16
TM1 open for appeal input November 19
SBF/SIF fee change discussion  November 19 -  21
Appeals Narratives due in ORGSYNC and TM1 closes and sign up for hearing spot November 25
Appeals Hearings & Review November 26 - 30
SBF/SIF fee change decision November 30
SFC Final Deliberations December 1 - January 4
Final Allocations due from SFC to ASPSU Senate & final budget presentation January 7
Begin SBF RFP and reserve discussions January 14
SBF RFP process & debt decision January 25
ASPSU Senate budget deliberation period January 7 - January 29
Senate to review and let SFC know in writting by 1/21 if changes are requested  January 21
If requested, SFC & Senate have 1/21-1/27 to reach agreement January 27
Q2 FY19 Report due to SFC January 31
Begin reviewing SFC Bylaws for amendments & changes February 4
ASPSU Senate and SFC reach final decision on Incidental Fee Budget February 5
Incidental Fee Budget and Student Building Fee proposal due to PSU President February 6
Incidental and Student Building Fee decision due to the Board of Trustees March 8
If SBF RFP is chosen, approval of process/review of proposals/decisions January 28 - April 5
Q3 FY19 Report due to SFC April 30
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 2018 - 2019 Final Day in Office May 31
SFC 2019 - 2020 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 2019 - 2020 Training June 17 - June 21
SFC 2019 - 2020 Back in Business July 1
Q4 FY19 Report due to SFC August 30

*Note: To add the SFC calendar to your calendar, scroll to the "Other Calendars" section, select the drop down menu button, click on "Add by URL", and input this URL 


Student Building Fee

The Student Fee Committee and President Shoureshi approved 12 safety and accessibility focused projects totaling $531,000. The projects will take place in the 2018-19 academic year.



$38,000 - Install emergency alert system for 1-2 buildings

$100,000 - Upgrade Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at SMSU and one other building

$10,000 - Add additional lighting at Urban Plaza 



$46,000 - Add automatic door openers at 9 doors

$30,000 - Add Karl Miller Center atrium glass wall

$25,000 -  Modify 4 Collaborative Life Science Building accessible lab stations

$60,000 - Create Native American Student and Community Center all-gender amenities

$15,000 - Install new wayfinding at Cramer Hall

$155,000 - Install LED lights in 45 classrooms and labs 

$20,000 - Add ergonomic furniture in study spaces

$2,000 - Resurface Millar Library entrance ramp

$30,000 - Create navigation tools for people who are blind and low vision (tactile maps)


If you have questions about any of the projects, please contact Sarah Kenney: