CSI Association, Inc.

The CSI Association is a nonprofit corporation with a Board of Directors composed of six students, three faculty members, and four administrators who approve budgets and administer the student activity fee at CSI. The Association also allocates an earmarked portion of the fee that it traditionally has applied to Commencement exercises, student leadership development, and administration of the Corporation. The Association participates in the development and review of activity fee budgets for Sports and Recreation, Health and Wellness, the Children's Center, the WSIA radio station, and the Campus Activities Board, all SAF funded. Any student with a minimum GPA of 2.25 can run for a position on the Association's Board of Directors. The Vice President for Student Affairs serves as the President of the Association. All student activity fee budgets are approved at meetings of the Association's Board of Directors. Minutes of these meetings are posted for review and sent to the archives housed in the Library. Each year the financial records of the Association are audited by an independent certified public accountant. The City University also periodically audits the Association's financial records. Interested parties may review copies of the annual audit that are sent to the Library (1L). Members of the Association glean good resume experience, gain a glimpse into the economic and political aspects of college life, and have a say in the allocation of the activity fee.

Understanding your Fee Student Activity Fees

If you have ever carefully studied your tuition bill, you will notice that $139.60 or $103.60 is tacked onto the total and clarified (though not made much clearer) as “Student Activity Fee.”  What is this?  This is your student activity (SA) fee.  Each full-time student and each part-time student pays a SA fee of $139.60 and $103.60, respectively.  The Student Activity Fee funds different types of activities, programs, and events, but, these things all have one common denominator – the money is used for the benefit of the student body.  The SA fee provides funds for the University Student Senate (USS);the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG); the Children’s Center; Campus Activities Board; the WSIA student-run radio station; the Student Government; the Association; athletic teams and other activities in the Sports and Recreation Center; Publications such as The Banner, Caesura, Operation Three-legged Dolphin, Serpentine and Third Rail; Health and Wellness services; and student clubs and organizations.  An example of your SA fee at work would be one of the many campus barbeques you may see and participate in that offers free food and soda.  Technically, of course, it is not free – it was paid for using SA fee funds.  Other student activities and events funded by the SA fee include Broadway plays, bands, comedians, other performers and speakers, outings to sporting events and theme parks, and movie showings in the Campus Center.  On the other hand, SA fee money has no affiliation with the CSI bookstore, the cafeteria, or Parking & DolphinCard services.  SA fee money is allocated to a club or an organization and then budgets are approved by the CSI Association.

Student Activity Fees are earmarked for the support of certain activities and allocated by a particular group as follows Full-time
Earmarked Groups:      
Athletics $27.00 $17.00 $17.00
Intramurals/Recreation $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Student Government $15.00 $10.00 $10.00
Clubs/Organizations $3.50 $2.75 $2.75
Publications $3.50 $2.75 $2.75
Association $13.00 $6.00 $6.00
Childcare $11.50 $5.50 $5.50
Campus Activities Board $8.00 $5.00 $5.00
WSIA Radio Station $6.00 $3.00 $3.00
Health and Wellness $4.65 $4.15 $4.15
Transportation Fee $40.00 $40.00 $10.00
New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) $4.00 $4.00 $4.00
University Student Senate (USS) $.85 $.85 $.85


Governing Documents and Policies

Financial Statements

Charitable Organizations Form 990