“In 2016-2017, the report states that the group received $22,700”
Now that schools are folding and downsizing on a weekly basis, some of this lavish spending on frivolous events may come to an end.
Campus Reform reports:
REPORT: UT spent over 100k in student fees on ‘Sex Week’ since 2013
A new report by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office reveals the University of Tennessee spent over $105,000 in student fees to fund “Sex Week.”
The comptroller’s office released a report that takes a closer look at the financial aspects of “Sex Week,” which is held annually at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, according to WJHL-TV.
The report alleges that the Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT) organization, which puts on “Sex Week,” has received an average of $15,000 per year since 2013 from student activities fees to put on the event. In 2016-2017, the report states that the group received $22,700 for “Sex Week.” At UT, students have the option to opt out of funding events put on by registered student organizations.
SEAT, according to the report, is one of the top five Registered Student Organizations at UT-Knoxville in terms of funding from student activity fees. However, in 2017-2018, the report states that “Sex Week” only had 694 attendees, which is less than three percent of UT’s total enrollment.
The comptroller’s office offers suggestions ranging from the Tennessee General Assembly banning “Sex Week” to the General Assembly “ignoring” the event, which would give it less, even proposing that UT be more transparent with parents and students about “controversial events.”
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