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Student Green Fee


green fee sticker

Look for the Green Fee sticker around campus

In the fall of 2005, by request of student vote during SGA elections, the student facilities fee was increased to establish funding for green power and campus sustainability initiatives. This green fee (officially known as the Student Environmental Initiatives fee) is administered by the Student Environmental Initiatives Committee as a representative body of students, faculty, and staff. The mission of the committee is to identify, research, and recommend uses of funds supporting environmental stewardship and sustainability as well as clean and renewable energy technologies. The committee’s charter was revised and adopted in April 2014.

Quick facts


Established by SGA vote


Amount collected from the fee annually

Cost to full-time students


In state per semester


Out of state per semester

Where do the fees go?

By the numbers

Have a green idea for campus? We want to hear from you.

Every month, the Student Environmental Initiatives Committee meets to review, vote and implement proposals from the campus committee. If you have an idea feel free to stop by the next meeting (see event calendar for dates) or to submit an official proposal to the committee fill out the form below:

Green Fee Initial Proposal

1st step in your Green Fee Proposal

  • Name of your project idea
  • Include your name, email, phone number, and your affiliation with UT. If you are a student provide your academic year.
  • Provide a brief yet concise description of your proposal. Think if this as you "elevator pitch". This should be between 150-300 words.
  • Provide your name and contact information of those involved in your project (IE advisors). Please include email, phone number, and their affiliation with UT.
  • Provide a brief reason on why you think this is important to add to UT's campus. This could include what made you think of the project itself, who you foresee it to benefit, and how it will help UT reduce its overall carbon emissions.

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