In April 2021, although more than 80% of students voted in favor of passing the Student Technology Fee (STF) renewal, 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.
In May 2021, the Office of the Chief Information Officer submitted to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Student Service Fees (CACSSF) a one-year Miscellaneous Student Fee proposal to cover costs for services such as software licensing and the Student Tech Helpdesk for FY22, both of which were previously supported by the STF, and which were part of the STF renewal voted upon in the April 2021 election. (Please note that current software licensing runs through the 2021 summer session). CACSSF did not recommend to the Chancellor that this proposed fee be implemented.
Students may put a new STF renewal referendum on the ballot in Spring 2022, when voter turnout is expected to be higher since campus will be operating in-person again.