University of Southern Indiana

Student Activity Fee

Your wishes were heard
University of Southern Indiana students have been asking for additional improvements to the quality of life on campus - more recreation, more special events, more speakers, more of everything to do on campus. 

Your SGA made a recommendation
The Student Government Association recommended that the University implement a student activity fee beginning with the fall semester 2001. Like other universities in Indiana and nationwide, USI will use these funds to provide an enriched atmosphere for all students.

Your cost is modest
USI continues to have the most affordable tuition and fees of any state-supported four-year institution in the state. The student activity fee will appear on your bill at the rate of $50 a semester and $50 for the summer.  

Your investment entitles you to take advantage of all services and participate in any programs provided for students.

Your benefits are assured
As USI enrollment grows, the cost of providing student programs and activities also increases. The new student activity fee assures that present programs and services can continue and that significant new programs and services can be introduced. 

For answers to questions you may have, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 812/464-1862.

Just look at a few of the student programs and services representative of what the student activity fee supports!

Intramural and Recreational Sports
All intramural programs
Outdoor adventure program
Special events

Recreation and Fitness Center
Group exercise
Personal training and assessments
Mind/body sessions
Wellness program

Other student programs

Activities Programming Board

Cinema USI
Comedy/Musical Performances
Homecoming Formal
Karaoke Nights
Midnight Breakfast

O'Daniel Leadership Academy
Athletic events
Speakers series
Special Discounts
USI "Eagle Express" campus shuttle service
Jazz Band and Gospel Choir
The Shield, student newspaper
    Student interest and demand may lead to the creation or expansion of 
    other programs and services.

If you decide not to have access to any of the programs or services available to students who have paid the student activity fee, you may request an exemption.

You need only request the Student Activity Fee exemption one time.  It is then a permanent exemption.  If you change your mind and wish to take advantage of the programs and activities funded by the Student Activity Fee, reinstatement can be obtained by e-mailing the Dean of Students at 

To request an exemption, please visit the online student activity fee exemption request.

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