NACA® RESOURCES - Student Activity Fee Survey

​We are requesting your assistance in the completion of a survey about student activity funds and funding procedures. This national survey is sponsored by the Research and Scholarship Group (RSG) of the National Association of Campus Activities.

This project is a replication of a study that was conducted in 1978, 1985, and 1996 and subsequently published in three monographs:

  • Student Activity Fees: A Legal and National Perspective, by David Meabon, Robert Alexander, and Katherine Hunter, 1978
  • A Student Activities Fee Primer:  Current research on Collection, Control, and Allocation, by David Meabon, David Suddick, and Annette Gibbs, 1985
  • Financing Campus Activities, by David Meabon, Lee Krehbiel, and David Suddick, 1996

The purpose of this survey is to assess the current status of student activity funds in postsecondary education. We intend to publish the results in an updated monograph.

This anonymous survey is moderate in length and requires knowledge about multiple aspects of student activity fees on campus. Our pre-testing shows that administrators require on the average about 15-20 minutes to complete the survey. The survey has four sections: 1. institutional information, 2. questions about how student activities are collected, 3. policies and procedures related to fee appropriation and allocation, and 4. questions about how the fee expenditures are monitored and controlled.

We know that student activity fee policies and procedures vary widely from campus to campus, so there is plenty of space in the survey for you to comment or clarify the situation and specifics at your campus. The more specific you can be, the better. 

If you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to contact Christine Wilson, Project Lead. Thank you in advance for your time and effort.

Because of the nature of this survey and the detail we are asking for, we would like to provide you with the questions we are asking so that you can collect the information at your own pace before officially submitting your answers. When you are ready, simply click the link below to take the survey. Please remember to enter the name of your school in the last question, otherwise we will have to discard your submission.

Not sure if your school has already completed the survey? Contact Kayla Brennan to find out.

This survey is now closed. Thank you to the 116 schools who took the time to complete it!

Albertus Magnus College (CT)
Ashland University (OH)
Augustana College (IL)
Berry College (GA)
Bethany College-Lindsborg,KS
Bryant University
California State University Northridge
Cameron University (OK)
Cardinal Stritch University
Carthage College
Cascadia College (WA)
Centre College (KY)
Champlain College
Christopher Newport University (VA)
Clarke University (IA)
Coker College (SC)
College of Staten Island (NY)
Concordia college-Moorhead, MN
Cornell College (IA)
Denison University (OH)
DePaul University (IL)
Dominican College
East Stroudsburg University (PA)
Eastern Oregon University
Eureka College (IL)
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
George Mason University
Green River College (WA)
Guilford Technical Community College (NC)
Henry Ford College (MI)
Honolulu Community College (University of Hawaii)
Indiana University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kenyon College
Lake Forest College (IL)
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Lone Star College-Montgomery
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University - Alexandria
Manchester Community College, CT
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Marquette University (WI)
Medaille College (NY)
Maryville University (MO)
McNeese State University (LA)
Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley (MO)
Mercy College (NY)
Michigan Technological University
Missouri State University
Morehead State University (KY)
Montana State University Billings
Mount Waschusett Community College
North Central College
Northwest Missouri State University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Ohio State Lima

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Otterbein University (OH)
Penn State Erie, the Behrend College
Purdue University
Ramapo College of New Jersey   
Rider University (NJ)
Saint Mary's College of California
Salt Lake Community College-Taylorsville
Simpson College
Slippery Rock University (PA)
St. Ambrose University (IA)
St. Norbert College (WI)
South Central College (MN)
Southeastern Louisiana University
Spokane Falls Community College
Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)  
SUNY Oneonta
Suffolk University
Sweet Briar College (VA)
The College of New Jersey
Texas A&M University - Kingsville 
Texas State University
Trinity College-Hartford,CT
Truckee Meadows Community College (NV)
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Connecticut - Storrs Campus
University of Delaware
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Miami (FL)
University of Missouri - Kansas City  
University of California, Irvine
University of Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of New Haven
University of North Georgia's Oconee Campus
University of New Orleans (LA)
University of North Carolina Charlotte
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
University of Pittsburgh Titusville
University of Pikeville (KY)
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
University of Southern Maine
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh  
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Utah Valley University
Wake Forest University
Waubonsee Community College (IL)
Webster University
West Chester University (PA)
Westchester Community College (NY)
Whitman College (WA)
Willamette University
William & Mary (VA)
Worcester State University