Or at least it’s cheaper. George Washington University is trying to get student clubs to have large events. Who needs small, personal meetings? Such things are too expensive.

According to a piece by Justin Peligre in the student newspaper, The Hatchet:

Administrators are pushing student groups to partner up on more events this year, cutting down on the number of smaller, more exclusive events in favor of larger, University-wide functions.

Dean of Students Peter Konwerski said “collaborative programming” is especially important this year as there is a growing number of student organizations that continue to fight for a stable pot of funds.

“Nobody’s budget is growing,” Konwerski said. “Things are costing more.” The Student Association has a record-breaking $950,000 to doll out this year.

The student activity fee at GW is $45. Colleges often change students several hundred dollars a year in activity fees.

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Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer