2017 Levy Questions
DSU Survivor Support Centre
Question: Whereas one-in-five women experience sexual assault while attending a postsecondary institution; and
Whereas the Dalhousie Student Union recognizes that dedicated, long-term support for survivors must be accompanied by education and advocacy to ensure safer and more supportive campuses for all members of the Dalhousie community; and
Whereas Dalhousie Student Union currently provides support and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, violence, and harassment without core funding, which has proved unsustainable; and
Whereas a levy would allow the DSU to establish a robust in-house support program dedicated to service delivery, education and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, violence, and harassment;
Do you support instituting a fee of $2.50 per semester (including the summer semester) for full-time students and $1.50 per semester for part-time students to fund a robust DSU-operated support centre dedicated to service delivery, education and advocacy addressing sexual assault, violence, and harassment? This question applies only to the Halifax campuses.
Question: Whereas The Loaded Ladle has not increased its levy since 2012; and
Whereas an increase in levy funding would allow The Loaded Ladle to increase programming, community (solidarity) servings, and regular servings to 4 days per week; and
Whereas this levy increase will support growth of The Loaded Ladle until 2020;
Do you support increasing the levy for the Loaded Ladle from $3 per semester to $4.50 per semester (including the summer) for registered full-time Dalhousie students? The $2.50 per semester fee for part-time students will remain unchanged. This question applies only to the Halifax campuses.
Dal Bike Society
Whereas an increase in the levy funding would allow the Dal Bike Society to increase opening times and programming of the Dal Bike Centre which provides free bike rentals and repairs for students; and
Whereas the Dal Bike Centre is used significantly by summer students; and
Whereas the Dal Bike Centre has been in operation since 2009 as a joint project of the Dalhousie Office of Sustainability and the Dalhousie Bike Society. In 2016, operations of the Dal Bike Centre were handed solely to the Dalhousie Bike Society, thus the levy will allow the student society to hire a staff member to manage the Dal Bike Centre;
Do you support increasing the levy for the Dal Bike Society from $0.50 per semester to $1.00 per semester for full-time students and introducing a fee of $0.50 per semester for part-time students? This question applies only to the Halifax campuses and includes the summer semester.
Dalhousie Society of Pharmacy Students
Do you support increasing the fee for the Dalhousie Student Pharmacy Society from $20.50 per semester to $23.50 per semester starting in September 2017 to allow for an increase of $6 per year in CAPSI local funding? This question applies only to students in the College of Pharmacy on the Halifax campus.