Room to Grow Freely
Published: Friday, January 31, 2014
Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014 02:01
While it seems only fair that Georgetown tuition should cover students’ access to campus buildings, this has not been the case for clubs and organizations, which are currently obligated to pay a fee between $100 and $150 to reserve on-campus space. According to a Georgetown University Student Association memo, however, the university appears to be recognizing the discrepancy inherent in that policy. Plans have been discussed to initiate certain corrections by next fall.
Administrators should make it a priority to fulfill this promise. Making unused, informal spaces available for use by Georgetown student groups is a logical extension of the university’s commitment to facilitating student growth and engagement on campus.
With a change in policy to make it less costly for groups to meet on campus, students will face one fewer obstacle to creating and maintaining the organizations that often prove to shape their campus experiences. The result of this change will mean a wide variety of student groups will be better able to fulfill students’ diverse goals.