Throughout the year, Student Life and Leadership (SLL) provides Salt Lake Community College students with exciting events. These events exist to increase the participation of the students and encourage pride at SLCC.
During the summer, there are fewer than half as many events as compared to fall and spring semesters. This is because of financial and attendance difference between semesters. SLCC has a third of the enrollment in the summer as it has for fall and spring.
“There are not that many students involved in classes during the summer,” says Aubrey Jensen, the Student Involvement Chair of Fine Arts. “We cannot justify how many people will come to the summer events, so we keep them limited and inexpensive.”
During fall semester, there are 13 to 15 events scheduled. These events are spread out evenly so that they occur three to four times per month. They are held at each SLCC campuses. In the summer, the events are held once a month and only at the Taylorsville-Redwood Campus. A portion of the money to fund these events comes from the fees that are part of students’ tuition.
One of the largest events planned out for each fall semester every year is a concert. The amount of money that is spent on a concert ranges from $20,000 to $30,000.
SLL picks a famous band or musician that lands in that price category and brings them to the campus to perform. Last year, they were able to bring Gloriana, which successfully garnered a large audience.
To plan out how much money to spend on a concert, SLL surveys a group of a little over 50 students. This survey asks students how much money they would like them to spend on a concert for the year.
“We want to make sure students are fine with us spending a huge amount of money from their student fees to provide a concert,” says Laurel Lopez, Vice President of the Taylorsville Activity Board. She is in charge of the activities at the Taylorsville-Redwood, Highland and Meadowbrook Campuses.
Compared to fall semester, summer has a smaller budget. There are only three events, which is one event per month. The budget for each event is $1,000.
For a list of all the events happening this year, visit Student Life and Leadership’s website.