About SFRB

Student Fee Review Board

The Student Fee Review Board (SFRB) is a student committee consisting of undergraduate and graduate students that meets every year to determine how approximately $12 million in student activity fees should be allocated to various organizations and resource centers on campus. Revenue generated by these fees is used to support a variety of student activities that enhance the academic and intellectual environment at UNM. Everything from Popejoy Hall to SHAC is currently funded through student fees, making the SFRB process a crucial component to the success of UNM.

 

Affiliations

The Student Fee Review Board is made up of students from:
Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA)
Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM)


The SFRB makes recommendations to the following entities:
Budget Leadership Team (BLT)
UNM Regents

 

Makeup

The SFRB is made up of student members of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) and Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM) that make recommendations on student fees for the upcoming fiscal year. 

The Board is composed of two (2) voting and two (2) non-voting graduate student members and five (5) voting and one (1) non-voting undergraduate student members. The Chair of the SFRB alternates between the ASUNM President and GPSA President in even and odd numbered years, respectively.

 

Process

The SFRB budget cycle usually runs from September through December in the fiscal year prior to implementation. In December of each year, the SFRB makes its final recommendations to the Budget Leadership Team (BLT) for inclusion in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, presented to the UNM Board of Regents.

 

Participation and Feedback

The SFRB gives students a direct way to determine how their student fees should be appropriated. Student feedback and participation is encouraged. All meetings are open to the public, and students who wish to comment may send an email to the SFRB’s email address, visit the ASUNM and/or GPSA offices, or contact individual board members directly. Please check our calendar for a list of meeting dates.

 

History

The Student Fee Review Board was officially formed in December, 1996, as a joint effort between the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM) and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), with the establishment of University Policy 1310

Since formation, the Student Fee Review Board Policy has undergone six (6) revisions. The most recent revision, adopted January 2013, implemented:

  • New Membership Structure 
  • 6 of 7 Final Recommendation Approval Process
  • Removal of protected programs

Student Fees Historic Increase