UGA

UGA Happy Hour & SIF Celebration!

Members, friends, and families are invited to celebrate a union win--the elimination of the Special Institutional Fee! Come join us on the back patio of Little Kings for comradery and merriment. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions. 

This time, three years ago, the graduate committee of the UGA chapter held a meeting in which we decided to focus on the Special Institutional Fee (SIF). Due to the challenges associated with across-the-board stipend raises, we decided to focus on fees. Every student would benefit from the repeal of the SIF. Moreover, at $450 per semester, it was by far the largest fee at UGA. It was also the most egregious. The only real, universal service graduate students received from this fee was funding because the fee subsidized graduate student stipends and insurance.