R713, Funding of Student Centers

R713-1. Purpose: To establish guidelines for funding USHE capital development projects that consist of both Student Services Space, and Student-related Auxiliary and Ancillary Space.

R713-2. References 

2.1. Utah Code 53B-6-101 (Master Planning – Board Establishes Criteria to Meet Capital Budgetary Needs)

2.2. Utah Code 53B-20-101 (Property of Institutions to Vest in State Board)

2.3. Policy and Procedures R741, Capital Development Prioritization – CDP

R713-3. Definitions

3.1. Student Services Space: Institutional space that houses functions directly supporting students in their academic pursuits. Examples of such space include: admissions, academic records, registration, counseling, career guidance, student aid administration, multi-cultural centers, veterans affairs, disability resource centers, and school relations.

3.2. Student-Related Auxiliaries and Ancillary Space: All other institutional space in a student center or other student-oriented facility or development project not defined as Student Services Space according to Section 3.1. Examples of such space include: college bookstores, food services, recreational services, student organizations, private vendors, and student health services.

R713-4. Policy

4.1. Determination of Space-Type Percentages: The Office of the Commissioner, working with the relevant USHE institution, shall evaluate each capital development proposal for a student center, student center expansion or similar project, to determine the percentage of proposed new space that is Student Services, and other relevant Education and General space, and the percentage that is Student-related Auxiliary and Ancillary Space.

4.2. Capital Funding Requests Proportional to Space-Type Percentages: State funding for an An institution’s capital development project request for any student center, student center expansion or similar capital development project should be based on the portion of space in the facility designated as Student Services, and other relevant Education and General space. Auxiliary, student fee, revenue bond and other relevant non-state funding for Student-related Auxiliary and Ancillary Space must be included in the proposed financing plan unless there are extenuating circumstances that make this requirement impractical.

4.3. O&M Funding Requests Proportional to Space-type Percentages: The operation and maintenance funding request for any student center, student center expansion or similar project shall be based on relevant percentages of each type of applicable space as determined in 4.2 above.

4.4 Project Approval and funding Consideration: The need for and consideration of funding for these facilities will be evaluated during the annual capital development approval and prioritization cycle in accordance with the above tenets and the quantitative elements of Policy R741, Capital Development Prioritization – CDP.

Adopted November 14, 1997, amended July 19, 2013.