Recreation Center & Fields Fee
The Recreation Center and Fields fee funds the daily operation of the Campus Recreation Center and Recreation Field Space. The fee covers all costs associated with staffing salaries and fringe benefits; maintenance and custodial services; student employment; equipment and supplies. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the fee is $77.25 per semester for all undergraduate students. Graduate students, faculty and staff may purchase membership.
Stony Brook prides itself on the transparency of the budget process, which includes direct student involvement throughout the development of the Recreation Center and Fields Budget. Throughout the year, the Director keeps the advisory board apprised of operational expenses associated with indoor and outdoor recreation and partners in the process to determine whether fees should be modified. Each spring semester, the Campus Recreation Advisory Board reviews fee proposals and makes recommendations for the following year. Following a consultation with the Advisory Board, the Director will make budget recommendations to the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students who will review the proposal and make a recommendation to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Future Plans for Outdoor Field Space
Future plans for the Department of Campus Recreation include the development of three new outdoor fields dedicated to sport clubs and open recreation for rugby, soccer, lacrosse, quidditch, field hockey, and Ultimate Frisbee. These fields will be located on South Campus and will include one multipurpose turf field and two grass fields. Plans also include lighting on two of the outdoor fields and the installation of scoreboards, bleachers, team benches and a facility to house bathrooms, changing rooms, and equipment storage.
Proposed Fee for 2014-2015
The Advisory Board will be meeting during the Fall and Spring semesters to make a recommendation about the fee amount for 2014-2015. Once that process is complete, that amount will be posted on this page of the website.