(NN&V Staff) – Today, the UNLV College Republicans (UNLVCRs) announced that they would forego up to $2,000 in available funds from CSUN, UNLV’s student government, in the spirit of ‘shared sacrifice.’
CSUN’s $1.2 million budget is funded by student fees, and the UNLVCRs believe that the entire student body should not have to subsidize the activities of select groups of students, especially during a budget crisis. All CSUN-recognized organizations are eligible to receive these reimbursements.
“We want to lead by example,” said Mark Ciavola, president of the UNLV College Republicans. “We have been told by education officials that our future is at stake, and we are ready to do our part to reduce the financial strain on the education system in Nevada.”
The UNLVCRs are urging other student organizations to join them in their efforts to save the university money, and reduce the need for CSUN to spend student fees. The group blasted CSUN last week for passing a measure authorizing $70,000 in spending on a projected $242,000 concert, while at the same time organizing students to protest Governor Sandoval’s proposed budget cuts.
“We hope student organizations will stand up and join us in sending a clear message of fiscal responsibility to the stewards of higher education in Nevada,” concluded Ciavola.
(The UNLV College Republicans represent the values of limited government, personal freedom and individual responsibility, at the college level. For more information visit: www.unlvcr.org)