Rescind the Campus Recreation Membership Fee for Graduate Students
  • Petitioned Mike Jaromin

This petition was delivered to:

Director of Campus Recreation
Mike Jaromin

Rescind the Campus Recreation Membership Fee for Graduate Students

    1. Angelica Clarke
    2. Petition by

      Angelica Clarke

      Albany, NY

As of Fall 2012, all graduate students at the University at Albany will be charged a gym membership fee of $40 per semester or $120 annually if they use campus recreation facilities. No other members of the campus community are required to pay additional fees to sign up for the use of facilities on their own campus. 

We, the undersigned, oppose the recent imposition of Campus Recreation Membership fees for graduate students and support the efforts of the Graduate Student Employees Union/CWA 1104 to demand the Office of Campus Recreation rescind this membership policy and fee.

To:
Mike Jaromin, Director of Campus Recreation
Graduate students are members of the campus community with as much right to access to recreation facilities as everyone else who works and studies on our campus.

We, the undersigned, oppose the recent imposition of Campus Recreation Membership fees for graduate students and demand the Office of Campus Recreation rescind this new fee.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Rachel Solomon ALBANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Going to the gym should not be an added expense ONLY for graduate students.

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    • Eng Wen Ong ALBANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I don't even use the gym facilities. I would consider this unfair.

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    • Bushra Alam ALBANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      By charging a fee to use campus gym facilities, the university is discouraging healthier habits

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    • Adam Schulz ALBANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because campus recreation embezzles 1.5 million every year to do absolutely nothing.

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    • Kristin Fay TROY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Either all SUNY users should pay the same membership fee, or all SUNY users should not pay a membership fee at all.

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