Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Referendum Implementation and Levy Review Committee?:
The Referendum Implementation and Levy Review Committee (or RILRC for short, pronounced ril-erk) is a committee responsible for reviewing all ancillary fees that are paid by undergraduate students at Brock University each and every year.
What is an “Ancillary Fee”?:
An Ancillary Fee is a fee that students pay to another operator (Brock University, Brock University Students’ Union, Third Party Operators) that funds additional services to those of their tuition dollars. These fees can only be collected and spent on certain specific items.
Ancillary Fees can only be collected once successfully passed through the Referendum Process officiated by the Brock University Students’ Union. Upon receiving support through a vote (50%+1 of at least 14% of the Full-Time Equivilant (FTE) of Brock Undergraduate Students) then the fee is added to the ancillary fee list, collected by Brock University and distributed/administered in accordance with the guidelines set out in the specific MOU.
Ancillary Fees are assessed on a per credit and sessional basis. Most ancillary fees are mandatory. The fees administered by the University are governed by an Ancillary Fee Protocol established between the University and the Students’ Union.
For a complete list of current fees collect please click here.
What is a Memorandum of Understanding?:
A Memorandum of Understanding (or MOU) is what binds these organization(s) collecting the specific fee into spending the money in a certain way.
Legislation/Documentation of RILRC:
Active Political Policy Mandates:
RILRC Political Policy #1 (March 25th, 2014) – expires March 25th, 2017
1) Student VIP Extended Health Insurance Plan Fee
2) BUSAC Capital Fund
3) BUSU Safety Fee
RILRC Political Policy #2 (TBA) – expires TBA
1) Day Care Fund
RILRC Political Policy #3 (TBA) – expires TBA
1) Student Life Fee
2) Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (Division 1 Membership Review)