Bigger Is Better

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

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