Where's my Receipt? // Fight for the 51.
We are sending the following memo to UC's Board of Trustees on Monday, October 26th. Please add your signature using this link.
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The University of Cincinnati lacks the transparency and accountability its students, faculty, and community deserve. Increasingly, UC’s patterns of spending do not reflect the priorities of an educational institution. These concerns have become especially apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic as students across the country began to ask themselves how their tuition money is spent, after the adjustments brought on by COVID were not reflected in their bill.
Implementing the following measures would promote a healthy and informed relationship between the university administration and the community that keeps our school running.
We request that a majority, at least 51% of UC’s revenue, be allocated to its colleges. This would ensure that academics are fully funded before any other financial decisions are made. When administrative expenditures come before the college's needs, non-academic projects like building development are prioritized while professors pay for school supplies out of their own pockets. Without a guarantee, essential academic funds have been and will continue to be spent on initiatives that do not contribute to our education.
We request an itemized receipt that specifically names the expenditures of an undergraduate student’s tuition and fees. Students have the right to know exactly how much they spend on each of UC's services. Until students know where our money goes, we cannot ensure that our tuition is being spent in our best interest.