Student Travel History

Student Travel History

Student Travel Program History



In March 2013, the Student Council 2012-2013 successfully implemented a referendum that increased the student activity fee after 25 years.  A student travel earmark was created as a part of the referendum to support student travel opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to expand their horizons.  The Student Travel Program is the only program of its kind in the City University of New York that provides students with funding for travel opportunities to enhance their professional and academic development.

In October 2013, the Student Travel Committee (STC) comprised of students, faculty, and staff formed and the Student Travel Program was launched.  The STC reviews student applications for funding and set policy guidelines for the Student Travel Program. 


In accordance with the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws Section 16.12, a referendum was held in conjunction with student government elections on March 11- March 14, 2013. The vote on the referendum was 995 in favor and 617 opposed, with 11% of the eligible student body voting.  The 2013 Student Activity fee increase marks the third time in John Jay College history where voting members of the student body has supported a student activity fee increase.  The last student activity fee increase was in 1988.

The student activity fee pays for many extra and co-curricular activities dedicated to the social, professional, and cultural enhancement of all students at John Jay College.  Every single student pays a Student Activity fee.