2021-2022: STF Renewal Effort in an Open-Campus Year
In November 2021, student leaders submitted a proposal to renew the Student Technology Fee (STF) to the Student Fee Referendum Committee (SFRC). The initial STF was active from Fall 2014 through Spring 2021; the new proposal to reinstate the STF, though in a revised version, would also be for seven years, from Fall 2022 through Spring 2029. Submission of this proposal marks the first step in the process of proposing a student fee referendum.
The Student Fee Referendum Committee brokers the process through which referenda are reviewed for feasibility and policy compliance, and coordinates with UCOP in this process. If the proposal submitted is approved by SFRC, the student government (both ASUC Senate and GA Delegates) will vote on whether the fee referendum proposal should appear on the April 2022 ballot. If approved for inclusion on the ballot by both the ASUC and GA, student voters at large then have the opportunity to vote on whether to implement the fee, which would require a 51% majority vote to pass.
2020-2021: STF Renewal Effort in a Closed-Campus Year
In April 2021, although more than 80% of students voted in favor of renewing the Student Technology Fee (STF) for another seven years, the fee did not pass in the ASUC Election due to lower-than-required voter turnout. (Nineteen point one percent of students voted, 0.9% below the threshold required).
Read more about the STF Renewal in the News
2015-2021: STF Inception and Activity
The STF was voted into place in Spring 2015. Between Fall 2015 and Spring 2021, it funded about 500 grant projects and licensed all graduate, professional school, and undergraduate students' access to several software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, LinkedIn Learning, and more.
Read more about STF 2014-2021.