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.

Student Activity Fee Survey


To date, we have received 63 fully completed responses to the survey. Help us reach our goal of 200 by the Friday, Dec. 20 deadline!

32% of our goal!

Thank you to the following schools for completing the Student Activity Fee Survey:

Albertus Magnus College (CT)
Ashland University (OH)
Augustana College (IL)
California State University Northridge
Cameron University (OK)
Cascadia College (WA)
Centre College (KY)
Christopher Newport University (VA)
Clarke University (IA)
Coker College (SC)
College of Staten Island (NY)
Cornell College (IA)
Denison University (OH)
DePaul University (IL)
Eastern Oregon University
Eureka College (IL)
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Green River College (WA)
Henry Ford College (MI)
Honolulu Community College (University of Hawaii)
Lake Forest College (IL)
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University - Alexandria
Marquette University (WI)
Medaille College (NY)
Maryville University (MO)
McNeese State University (LA)
Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley (MO)
Michigan Technological University

Missouri State University
Morehead State University (KY)
Montana State University Billings 
Northwest Missouri State University
Ohio State Lima
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Ramapo College of New Jersey   
Rider University (NJ)
St. Ambrose University (IA)
St. Norbert College (WI)
South Central College (MN)
Southeastern Louisiana University
Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)  
SUNY Oneonta
Sweet Briar College (VA)
Texas State University
Truckee Meadows Community College (NV)
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Connecticut - Storrs Campus
University of Delaware
University of Miami (FL)
University of Missouri - Kansas City  
University of New Orleans (LA)
University of Oregon
University of Pikeville (KY)
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Maine
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh  
Westchester Community College (NY)
Whitman College (WA)
William & Mary (VA)