March 5, 2012 in General
Interested in becoming a part of the FUSA team? The application packet [DOC] for the 2012-2013 year is now available!
Election day is February 28th!
After a very successful fall concert, Diplo and Krewella, FUSA is happy to announce that we will be having a spring concert! Kendrick Lamar, who MTV recently named the hottest MC in the game, will be joined by opener 5 & A Dime. The show will be on May 1st, the last day of classes, [...]
If you are interested in getting involved in FUSA next year, the application packet is here! This is for anyone who is looking to apply for a position on the Executive Board, Programming Board, or COSO. Contact Alex Long ’14 – FUSA President-elect or Alex Cucchi ’15 – FUSA VP-elect with any potential questions. FUSA [...]
Would you like to be an advocate for your fellow classmates? Are you interested in joining student government? Sign up to run for a seat in FUSA Senate! If you are elected by your classmates, you will be able to do the following (but are certainly not limited to): Exploring issues affecting students and write [...]
If you’re an incoming freshman here at Fairfield University and are looking to get involved, you’re at the right place! FUSA (Fairfield University Student Association) offers several ways to get your feet wet here at school, even as a first year student. Were you part of student government in high school and are looking to [...]
March 2, 2012 in Uncategorized
Please be sure to clearly label the CD with YOUR NAME & THE NAME OF YOUR CLUB.
All written descriptions of the club should be approximately 150-200 words. Written submissions can either be saved as a Microsoft Word document along with the photos on the CD, or can be emailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spreads are filled on a first come first serve basis, so please get your submissions in as promptly as possible. Submissions will be accepted no later than Wednesday April 4th, 2012.
Thank you for your help! We look forward to your submissions and to including you in this year’s Class of 2012 Manor Yearbook.
Editor-in-Chief, The Fairfield Manor Yearbook
February 22, 2012 in Sticky
As the representative association of the undergraduate student body, the Fairfield University Student Association is charged with the following roles: to represent and advocate student issues, needs and concerns; to promote a diverse array of social, educational and cultural programs and initiatives; to be a valuable partner in the administrative processes of the school; to aid development of student clubs and organizations; and to govern ourselves in a manner that is both respectful of individual rights and consistent with the needs of the University and the larger community. F.U.S.A.’s goal is to remain an association that is accessible and transparent to all students and consistent with Jesuit values.
Want to join the FUSA team? Apply now!
December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized
COSO will hold a General Assembly (GA) once each month for the purposes of exchanging and distributing information, training club and organization leaders, and encouraging collaboration and co-sponsorship among student clubs and organizations.
Each organization is required to have one (1) representative present at every GA.
Funding will be frozen for the club/organization that fails to have representation at one or more GA’s.
For the Spring 2012 Semester, all General Assemblies will be held on Sundays from6pm-7pm in the School of Nursing Auditorium (SON203).
The dates for these meetings are as follows:
October 17, 2011 in Uncategorized
The University is facing a budget gap of 4.3 million dollars for fiscal year 2012 (FY12). On Tuesday, October 18, the University hosted a Student Budget Forum in BCC 200 at 7:30. More than 45 students attended. Here are some of the details from the presentation.
The administration is studying ways to either increase revenues or decrease expenses for the future. The University’s goal is to balance its budget by the end of the year. The University has a good record of balancing its budget; the last time it ran a deficit was 41 years ago. According to the administration, adjustments that will be made will have minimal impact on academic programs and the overall student experience.
Red (on revenue pie) is from all students less the amount given out for financial aid.
Compensation expenses include salaries.
Non-compensation expenses include equipment, supplies, and library books.
Operations and maintenance includes utilities. This is added to the value of depreciation and interest paid on current debt. All of this amounts to nineteen percent of expenses for fiscal year 2012.
Options for closing the gap:
Reorganization & Restructuring
Q: When is the soonest date that we can see new enrollment figures for the next academic year?
A: Early November for new enrollment.
Q: Can you give us approximately how many positions will be affected during the restructuring period?
A: It is not feasible to identify an accurate number of positions that will be affected during restructuring.
Q: Is there a flaw in the projections that the administration is making? Why exactly did the university project so many freshmen to enroll in the 2011-2012 year?
A: The University had an aggressive target for freshmen this year because of increased expenses on enrollment procedures. The intention was to make up for a small junior class. The current goal for the undergraduate student body population is 3200. The University has lowered expectations in terms of numbers for the Class of 2017. The University stands by its projections for the upcoming fiscal years.
Q: What are the approximate University expenses on utilities per year?
A: The University spends approximately $5 million on utilities and $3 million on custodial work.
Q: Is there any impact on the amount of financial aid that will be given out?
A: The University is trying its best to keep the amount of need-based aid the same.
Q: Lowering the amount of students expected to enroll next year means that the amount of revenue will also decrease. How do you plan to make up for that?
A: We have planned on a smaller freshmen class in two years. This means that a lesser amount of courses need to be offered to freshmen, since the freshmen population will be lower. Fewer resources will need to be used to the freshmen class since it will be smaller.
October 14, 2011 in Uncategorized
Congratulations to the winners of the Fall 2011 FUSA Elections! Thank you to all of the candidates who participated and to everyone who came out to cast their vote!
2015 Senate Election Results
Class President Election Results
Class of 2012: Katerina Sanchez
Class of 2013: Shanee Griffith
Class of 2014: Crystal Rodriguez
Class of 2015: Alex Cucchi
For more information on these positions please see the F.U.S.A Constitution