Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Clubs Council to vote on grad student clubs funding

At the January 22 meeting of UVSS (UVic's undergrad society) Clubs Council, clubs council will be voting on whether the accept policy changes regarding graduate student members of clubs. Grad students currently pay fees for clubs but are still restricted from starting a new club on their own. This is due to UVSS policy pre-dating the GSS referendum to pay fees into the clubs funds. This earlier policy ensured 2/3 of the members of any clubs were undergraduate students, as undergraduate students were the only ones funding clubs at the time.

In this meeting, UVSS Clubs Council will decide whether to allow both grads and undergrads to start a club--which would pave the way for clubs previously rejected from receiving clubs funding because they had all or majority graduate students initiating the club.

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