The Services and Activities Fee (SAF) is authorized by Washington's state legislature. It funds student activities and programs at the University of Washington Tacoma.
UW Tacoma's SAF is currently $164 per quarter. Students who are enrolled part-time pay a prorated amount. The SAF Committee (SAFC) reviews and recommends the amount of the SAF each year. The UW Board of Regents has final authority to approve the fee, as well as the SAF budget.
The Services and Activities Fee Committee (SAFC) is appointed by the Chancellor. Student members of the SAFC set the amount of the SAF and recommend what services the fee will fund. The SAFC includes seven students, four non-voting ex officio members and a compliance officer.
SAFC Student Members
Student members of the SAFC are appointed annually. A listing of student committee members can be viewed by clicking on the budget years listed in the left side bar.
Ex Officio Members
Dr. Bernard Anderson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life
Jan Rutledge, Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance
Dr. Christine Stevens, Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Sean Schmidt, Student Affairs, Associate Director of Administration, Finance, and HR (Compliance Officer)
Kelly Tyrrell, Program Support Supervisor for Student Life
The UW Tacoma Chancellor appoints student members of the SAFC. Every year the ASUWT invites students to apply to serve on the SAFC, interviews applicants and recommends committee members to the Chancellor.
SAFC members gain in-depth knowledge and experience about budgeting, university administration, group decision-making and communications. Past members say it is a rewarding volunteer opportunity to serve the campus community while ensuring that student fees are spent appropriately.
If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact the ASUWT president . In order to be considered, you must be able to attend all SAFC meetings.