A new proposal will be put forth to the Student Senate this February: a proposal to raise student activity fees from $50 a semester to $100 a semester. The Office of Student Activities, the Student Government Association, and the Student Activities Fee Committee have put forth this proposal after reviewing how student fees are being spent. In a survey of the student body, many students said they would enjoy more programs and weekend or late-night activities. The committees involved in proposing the rise in student fees state that the extra money will be given to clubs and organizations around campus to expand their event and activities.
The Student Senate will vote on the proposal to be put forth to the Executive Board by late March. The majority of the student body will need to support this proposal in order for the change to be made. Without student support, the proposal will not succeed nor will it be supported by the Board of Trustees. Students wishing to give their input on the proposal are invited to attend the Senate meetings.
While some students may feel that a rise in student activity fees is unnecessary, Reinhardt’s student fees are relatively low compared to other Georgia colleges. On average, other schools charge about $100-$250 a semester. A rise in student activity fees will increase the number of programs and activities around campus and enhance Reinardt’s appeal to prospective students.
Many students have noticed Reinhardt’s new sign that appeared after winter break. The generous James and Sis Brown family donated $100,000 for the new sign. The long-term friends of Reinhardt from Dalton, Georgia, felt that Reinhardt needed to make a grander first impression when strangers to the school first enter Waleska. The sign will display the words “Reinhardt University 1883”. Further construction and completion of the sign is halted until a dry date. Once the letters are put into place, the sign will be lit and flowers and shrubs will be planted around the new sign. Along with the new sign, modifications have been made to the main entrance to the campus in order for the sign to more closely resemble the new sign. In the past the family also donated money for a new athletic center: the James and Sis Brown Athletic Center.