The Faculty Student Association of State University College at Fredonia, New York, Inc. (Abbreviation: FSA)
The Faculty Student Association, incorporated in 1951, is a private corporation governed by the Not-for-Profit Corporation Laws of the State of New York. The by-laws of the corporation detail the purpose, meeting requirements, director responsibilities and specification for the corporation assets and funds.
The FSA operates under a contract with the State University of New York (SUNY) in conformance with guidelines established for New York campuses. FSA is self-supporting through the sale of its services. Any income after operating expenses and funding requirements is used to benefit the university by supporting numerous campus programs. For more information about the history of Auxiliary Services in the SUNY system please see the Journal of National Association of College Auxiliary Services under the downloads section below.
The Board of Directors Consists of 15 directors:
- 7 - Students
- 3 - Faculty
- 3 - Administrative Staff
- 1 - Classified Staff
- 1 - Alumni
The mission of the Faculty Student Association is to identify and provide appropriate goods and services which may not be otherwise provided by the State of New York. Central to this effort is the ability to recognize the variety and dynamic nature of the population involved in an attempt to maximize customer satisfaction while maintaining the financial integrity of the Corporation.
With the start of the Fall 2011 semester, the Faculty Student Association [FSA] opened the self operated FSA Cafes and Concessions on campus. The FSA has a clearly stated mission and purpose, approved by the Board of Directors, in pursuit of the good of the University and the campus community. All of its programs support that mission and all who work for or on behalf of the FSA understand and are loyal to that mission and purpose.
FSA is committed to providing high-quality products and superior customer service to the entire campus community. The cafes in Mason, Fenton, and McEwen Halls as well as concessions in Steele Hall and University Stadium are FSA self-branded operations. At this time, there are no further licenses or franchises intended beyond the Starbucks in University Commons and Tim Hortons in Thompson Hall and Williams Center. However, it should also be noted that Starbucks and Tim Hortons are licensed operations which are owned and managed by FSA and staffed with FSA/CSEA and The State University of New York at Fredonia student employees.
By operating and owning the Cafes and Concessions, Starbucks and Tim Hortons licensed operations, FSA will be able to provide additional and necessary financial support to the University while also ensuring the quality and consistency of all food service operations across campus. In the 2011/2012 budget, FSA is expected to contribute nearly $1.25 million in support to The State University of New York at Fredonia. In addition, we are looking forward to offer new CSEA and student employment opportunities with FSA.
Therefore, the FSA Board of Directors announces the following resolution: Please see the "Reaffirm Decision to Self operate Cafes" document in the downloads section below.