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Fee Refund Week – Fall 2022 Semester
September 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - September 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
SFPIRG is a student-funded non-profit organization, autonomous from the University, Simon Fraser Student Society, and the Graduate Student Society. Each semester we receive $3.00 from full-time undergraduate students and $1.50 from part-time undergraduate students. A successful graduate student referendum in Spring 2020 increased grad student membership fees and tied them to local inflation rates. As of Fall 2021 we receive $5.85 from full-time graduate students and $2.92 from part-time graduate students. After paying their student fees, all students are members of SFPIRG and can use the resources available through our centre. Non-students can also become associate members of SFPIRG and get involved with us.
What do we do with fees we collect? We offer many great services such as equity support on research, homework, and for TAs and TMs to improve their classroom environments as well as trainings for the campus community throughout the year. We offer funding for student activities and projects such as through the Usamah Ansari Creative Justice Award. We also offer resources such as projectors, art materials, and rally supplies for student events and activities. Our equity library also offers many resources on marginalised research topics such as disability justice, abolition, and the steps and skills it takes to transform the world.
We realize that not everyone shares SFPIRG’s values, so each semester we offer students the ability to revoke their membership. If you would like to opt-out, please see the COVID-19 update below. Once you opt-out, you are no longer a member of SFPIRG and will not be eligible to use the organization’s resources and services or vote in the Annual General Meeting.
*COVID-19 Update* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fee refunds will be administered differently for the Fall 2022 semester. To receive more information about opting out of your SFPIRG membership for the Summer 2022 semester, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opting out of PIRG membership and fee refunds can be requested between 10am on September 26 and 5pm on Sept 29.