A group of UB students are hoping to save a budgetary practice that’s been in place for almost 50 years.
It’s a move that could cost student control and services and activities that have been run by students for decades.
The university is trying to get rid of a group called sub-board incorporated- or SBI. It’s made of seven student governments that decide how their annual activity fees are spent.
SBI is made up of only students, who rallied on campus on Tuesday, calling on the university to keep things the way they’ve been for 50 years.
The university recently said that it will turn over control of the activity fees to another group- the Faculty-Student Association, which is run by students, faculty, administrators, and others.
The university’s decision comes after an internal review found SBI no longer follows SUNY rules, and was less than transparent on how activity fee money is distributed.
Representatives of SBI say it’s the university that has a problem with transparency.
News 4 has reached out to UB representatives.