This article describes plans for a possible new course materials fee, the Instructional Resilience and Enhancement Fee, or IREF, that would be assessed starting in Fall 2022. Students are invited to share feedback about IREF via the Pulse Survey due January 31, 2022. The IREF would fund some student software previously supported by the Student Technology Fee.
January 28, 2022
October 20, 2021
Amid the pandemic, a landmark program keeps students plugged in
July 29, 2021
Chancellor Christ secured emergency one-year funding to cover the cost software licenses for all students continued access to Adobe and Microsoft Office, an expense covered by the Student Technology Fee for the past seven years.
July 28, 2021
The Student Technology Council (STC) provides graduate, professional and undergraduate students with the opportunity to advise the Chief Information Officer and other senior IT leaders about the comprehensive student technology experience. Areas of focus may include campus WiFi and connectivity needs; cybersecurity and phishing prevention; tech support services for students; software and device needs; and much more.
May 12, 2021
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.
May 6, 2021
Despite the STF receiving a majority of the votes in the 2021 ASUC Elections, it failed to meet a campus policy that requires a minimum voter threshold of 20% of all enrolled and eligible students to be met for a referendum to pass. The failed renewal of the referendum impacts provision of student technology services and tools.
April 20, 2021
The ASUC Elections Council states that, since turnout on student fee ballot questions did not meet the University's policy requirement of 20% casting yes or no votes, renewal of the Student Technology Fee and the Daily Cal Initiative both failed to pass in the 2021 ASUC election. Students argue, during public comment, that the democratic process is being harmed and that abstentions should be counted toward the calculation of turnout.
April 2, 2021
The Editorial Board of UC Berkeley's student newspaper advises students vote "yes" on renewal of the Student Technology Fee.
March 16, 2021
Read more about the Student Technology Fund up for renewal on the April ASUC ballot.
March 11, 2021
In an interview with campus leaders, the STF was recognized for assisting students with hardware needs during the pandemic.
March 9, 2021
The Student Tech Fund's STEP (Student Technology Equity Program) initiative was highlighted as one of the "moments of brightness" on the campus in an otherwise historically challenging year.
December 21, 2020
Top UC Berkeley stories of 2020: The year in images, video and audio
July 21, 2020
New Student Technology Equity Program (STEP), managed by the Student Technology Fund, provides technology hardware for students in need during remote learning for the 2020-21 academic year.
May 12, 2020
Student Tech Fund's efforts are recognized in this message from Chancellor Carol Christ and Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations Julie Morgan, sent in May 2020.
May 6, 2020
This article highlights campus efforts--including STEP of the Student Technology Fund-- to help students in need when COVID-19 closed campus