Aug. 11, 2022

Resolution No. 5 of the 28th Session

Introduced by the Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA)


WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has proposed a change in fee structure similar to that of the University of Nevada, Reno, passed by the Board of Regents at the April 3-4 2008 Board meeting;


WHEREAS, this change would revert the original $1.24 per credit hour registration fee that is currently allocated to the GPSA back to UNLV’s general budget in order to supplement the budget shortfall created by Nevada’s dire economic circumstances;


WHEREAS, the implementation of an additional $5.00 per credit hour fee would stay on UNLV’s campus and not be reverted to the system or to the State budget;


WHEREAS, the $5.00 per credit hour fee would be allocated in the following manner: 

$1.24 to go to the GPSA 

$1.00 to go to Athletics

$2.76 to go toward funding Graduate Student Assistantship Stipends


LET IT BE RESOLVED, that $1.24 be allocated to support the GPSA; 


LET IT BE RESOLVED, that $1.00 be allocated to Athletics and be used for the specific purpose of providing financial aid to athletes and/or to keep UNLV Athletics in compliance with Title IX’s stipulations for gender equity;


LET IT BE RESOLVED, that $2.76 be allocated to funding Graduate Student Assistantships;

LET IT BE RESOLVED, that the GPSA Executive Board will send this resolution with the approval of the GPSA Council to Chancellor James E. Rogers, Chair of the NSHE Board of Regents Michael Wixom, Vice Chair Jason Geddes, Regent Mark Alden, Regent Stavros Anthony, Regent Robert Blakely, Regent William G. Cobb, Regent Cedric Crear, Regent Dorothy Gallagher, Regent Ron Knecht, Regent James D. Leavitt, Regent Kevin J. Page, Regent Raymond D. Rawson, Regent Jack Lund Schofield, UNLV President David B. Ashley, UNLV Provost Neal Smatresk, UNLV Faculty Senate Chair John Filler, UNLV Senior Vice President for Business and Finance Gerry Bomotti, UNLV Vice President for Research and Graduate College Dean Ron Smith, UNLV Vice President for Student Affairs Juanita Fain, and UNLV Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Hamrick.

Approved this 4th day of May 2009.