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Press Clipping: UCLA Daily Bruin article about SG Salary Survey

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.