|Wednesday, March 4, 1998
Student leaders are often compensated
From full tuition to annual salaries topping $10,000, universities across the country are offering student government leaders compensation for their efforts.
Student Leader magazine recently surveyed 150 public and private universities; of those, 88 percent gave some type of compensation to student government leaders.
Schools offer stipends, scholarships and cash so students can concentrate on student government without having to worry about part-time jobs, said Butch Oxendine, editor of Student Leader. Paying students also increases interest and professionalism, he said.
At the University of South Florida, top student government members are paid $10,937 a year. Student leaders never lose sight of their loyalties, university officials said.
Compiled from Daily Bruin wire and staff reports.