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RAMP - Independent Operations
Independent Operations include basically two types of activities: Student Auxiliary Services and programs and activities which are unrelated to the primary missions of the university. O and M costs to support Independent Operations should not be included in this functional program, but should appear under appropriate subprograms of O and M Physical Plant.
In the NCHEMS Program Classification Structure, Student Auxiliary Services are classified under Student Services. However, in the RAMP Program Classification Structure, they are classified as a part of Independent Operations. Student Auxiliary Services include those activities which are provided for the comfort and convenience of an on-campus, resident student body should be classified into this subprogram. Fees are normally charged to students for these services. The following activities are examples of Student Auxiliary Services: Housing Services, Food Services, Retail Services and Concessions, and Specialized Services.
8020 HOUSING SERVICES
Activities related to providing residential facilities for students, including all costs associated with the operation of Student Housing offices and resident dormitory counselors.
8030 FOOD SERVICES
Activities related to provision of food and eating facilities for students including dining halls, dormitories, student unions, cafeterias, snack bars and restaurants.
8040 RETAIL SERVICES AND CONCESSIONS
Activities related to the sale of products or services to students including bookstores, school supply stores, art supply stores, movies houses and vending machines.
8050 STUDENT UNIONS AND CENTERS
Activities related to the operation and maintenance of student unions.
8060 SPECIALIZED SERVICES
Functions of a very special nature such as child care centers operated for students, and parking facilities.
8070 OTHER INDEPENDENT OPERATIONS
Activities which are solely owned and/or controlled by the university, but are unrelated or independent of the university serving its mission. Such activities receive financial support from external agencies for operating purposes. Examples include: commercial airport, conference centers and retreats, restaurants and hotels.