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Student Technology Fee Committee

A 2% fee is added to student tuition to generate funds to improve campus technology. A committee, primarily of students, meets annually to review proposals for use of these funds.


The overall purpose of the Student Technology Fee (STF) is to enhance student access to information technologies for learning. Specific uses of the Student Technology Fee will relate to the following broad goals, which have been identified as top priorities by the Oshkosh Student Association (OSA):

    • staffing and services for computer labs
    • student computer lab workstations
    • maintaining software in student computer labs
    • training for students on the use of computers, software, email, networks, etc.
    • Networking, email, and/or wireless access for students

The OSA may propose modifications to these priorities. Goals identified in the University’s Strategic Plan are also used to direct use of STF funds.

Student Technology Fee Committee
The Student Technology Fee Committee consists primarily of students and meets primarily during Spring Semester. The committee reviews and recommends the proposals that will be funded. For those who desire to serve on this committee, please contact the Oshkosh Student Association (OSA). The Student Technology Fee Committee shall consist of the following members:

  • 8 Student members appointed by the OSA (7 voting, 1 non-voting)
  • 1 Faculty member appointed by the Faculty Senate
  • 1 Academic staff member appointed by the Senate of Academic Staff
  • 1 University staff member appointed by the Classified Staff Advisory Council
  • 1 Committee advisor appointed by the Chancellor (non-voting)
Proposal Process
  1. Email is sent to students and employees seeking proposals sometime in February
  2. Consider student need for technology
  3. Consult with IT staff regarding technical details
  4. Enter proposal via online form
  5. Proposals are reviewed by the Student Technology Fee committee
  6. Invitations are made to attend a committee meeting if there are questions regarding a proposal
  7. Committee votes on each proposal by the end of April
  8. Committee recommendations are sent to the Vice Chancellors
  9. Feedback and STF Committee recommendations are forwarded to the Chancellor for approval
  10. Proposers are notified by the end of the Spring semester (mid-May)
  11. Proposers work with the IT office after July 1 to get up-to-date quotes and purchases technology specified in the proposal