Senate has recently passed a resolution supporting the B.E.A.R. Fee to be placed on the Fall 2013 Homecoming ballot for all students to vote on.
If the fee passes
If the B.E.A.R Fee (Bear Experience And Recreation Fee) passes, students will be charged $50/semester that would go towards building and renovating 4 recreational facilities on campus. Three brand new facilities would be built including a Sand Volleyball Court, Field Hockey Field, and Soccer/Track Field. Renovations of Plaster Sports Complex would replace the current student section on the east side of the field. An additional fund of $200,000 would go towards a Student Experience Fund that would help make the game day experience more enjoyable.
If the fee doesn’t pass
If the B.E.A.R Fee does not pass, a few things will still happen. The Field Hockey Field will be constructed no matter what because our team is at a disadvantage for home games because of the inadequate turf. The student section of Plaster Sports Complex would be torn down as it has been deemed unsafe and all fans will sit on the West side. The track will still be constructed regardless so that the Women’s Track team will remain in compliance with Title IX.
Details about the fee
The date of completion is set for Fall 2014 and all students will not pay into the fee until all facilities are completed. The time and quality of this project is determined by money raised privately and from the B.E.A.R. Fee. If the fee does not pass, the quality will be different than if it did pass.
For any further information about the B.E.A.R. Fee, please contact Addison Reed, Chief Communications Officer, at Addison303@live.missouristate.edu.