UT to let students opt-in on programs fee

(WBIR) The Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a plan to give each student the chance to decide whether a small part of their tuition will support programs funded by the Student Programs & Services Fee.

That's the money used to plan hundreds of free speakers and events each year for students. It also helps fund Sex Week, which sparked controversy in the state legislature earlier this year.

The university says the money in question accounts for less than $20 for each student.

However, if someone opts out, they'll still have to pay that money, but it will go toward something else.

Plus, that student wouldn't be allowed to attend any of the normally free events paid for by that fund or receive discounts to places such as the Clarence Brown Theater.


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