Should college students have to pay a fee for the athletic program?

@thyst07 (2091)
United States
July 17, 2009 4:02pm CST
Even if they're not involved or interested in athletics? My college charges a mandatory fee each semester to fund the athletic department. I have a problem with this. I don't use the athletic department, so I don't think I should have to pay for it. I'm not on a sports team and I don't attend the games either. As a matter of fact, I have a moral problem with sports and I think that they are a huge waste of time and money for an academic institution. So should I still be forced to spend my money on it?
4 responses
• United States
17 Jul 09
There's absolutely no reason for a fee to be levied singling out the funding for one department over another. Your student body should unite and present the following argument. We will concede to the fee for the athletic department only if you show the same monetary equality amongst all departments. Either fund the entire college with a blanket fee "or" create fees independent of one another in order to finance individual departments "or" supplant such fees with a tuition hike that may be equal to but no more than one percent. If they have any sense they would agree to the last option which would greatly increase funding to all departments equally while at the same time not making any impact on your pocketbook. Finally. If the board doesn't listen to the student body at all, you all may have a legal case against them in court. ‹(°¿°)›
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
18 Jul 09
Those are a lot of good ideas. Now if only I went to a college with a student body that cared...
• United States
18 Jul 09
LOL. Or maybe I shouldn't be laughing cuz most of America doesn't care about much these days. We've all become too complacent and accepting to whatever is force fed us, blah. ‹(°¿°)›
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@julbau18 (273)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
Student must not pay for it unless they are on that department. It is not fair to pay. Money is important so why pay for the things you didn't want to use. I think that's the problem on some schools. They should be reported to some agency
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
19 Jul 09
What if I said that my religion was against sports? Then it would be religious discrimination if they made me pay for it.
• China
18 Jul 09
Absolutely not,my friend.What you do is refuse pay the money.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
18 Jul 09
It's really not possible to just refuse to pay the money on an individual basis. If you don't pay any part of your tuition or fees, they can kick you out of the school.
@vinay316 (301)
• India
19 Jul 09
I think there is no harm if the college charges a small fee for athletic program. What you can do is increase your participation in your college's athletic meets.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
19 Jul 09
I think I made it pretty clear in my discussion post that I don't want to participate in my college's athletic program. I don't like sports and I'm morally against most of them.