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  • Petitioning Syracuse University Administration

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Syracuse University Administration

Syracuse University Administration: Have Athletics pay the $7.5 million Big East fee, not student tuition

    1. Emily Ballard
    2. Petition by

      Emily Ballard

      Syracuse, NY

In light of the fact that the Athletic Department is expected to receive an annual increase from the ACC in excess of $10 million per year, we endorse the resolution of the University Senate and Senate Budget Committee recommending that the $7.5 million Big East exit fee be paid fully by the Athletic Department and not out of student tuition.

If there are valid reasons as to why the Athletic Department cannot pay the fee, then that information should be made public and transparent. 

Syracuse University Administration
Have Athletics pay the $7.5 million Big East fee, not student tuition

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    1. Reached 550 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Shane Lawrie PERTH AMBOY, NJ
      • about 1 month ago

      The increase in tuition costs makes it next to impossible for me to finish up my education at Syracuse. If it wasn't for the partial scholarship as well as loans I have taken out. I feel like we're appropriating the tuition of students without thinking in their best interest, and the best solution would be for the athletics department to pay up instead.

    • David McLean CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • about 1 month ago

      I will be returning to Syracuse in the fall.

    • Ashley Schultz SYRACUSE, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      Our education should be more important than the needs of the athletic teams. I came here to learn, not support the sports teams and the ACC.

    • Stephen Michalek RICHMOND, TX
      • 7 months ago

      As a current SU student, I am fully in support of this petition.

    • Dhany Tjiptarto ROCHELLE PARK, NJ
      • 9 months ago

      I love Syracuse and bleed Orange, but as a student who works on campus, during my summer, and applies for scholarships yearly in order to pay for Syracuse's tuition I'd rather not pay for a decision that a) I did not partake in b) has very little to do with my education.


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