Also, a few numbers . Probably not relevant, but I'm a show me the data kind of girl. :)
According to the University of Tennessee budget, they got $51,044,328 this year for Programs and Services fees. No taxpayer money is going into this.
Also, student services (the category that things like student activities go into) is 4.1% of their total expenditures. The rest is things like scholarship, research, maintaining the plant, facilities maintenance, etc. And (gasp) the number one expenditure by far is...instruction.