SGA Meeting: 2/4/19
Student Government Association swore in two new senators, approved funding requests for three different organizations and discussed possible increases to room and board rates starting the fall semester at their meeting on Monday, Feb. 4.
The SGA meeting began with senior Jacob Wilkinson and freshman Ashley Stephan being sworn into senator positions.
“I’m a little nervous because this is my first meeting I am attending of student government, but I’m also very excited,” Wilkinson said.
Chapter advisor of SGA Michele Irby announced the official date for homecoming to be Oct. 26, 2019.
Irby said applications for committees would be sent out later in the week and students will have a couple of weeks to fill them out. The homecoming committees will start meeting sometime in mid-March.
Student representative to the Board of Regents, Luke Legrand, spoke about new items to be voted on next week at the board of regents meeting. They’re looking at the room and board rates increasing by 3.97 percent for the next school year. All of that funding will go toward a new fire alarm system in different residence halls across campus.
“If you lived in Towers South and East you might experience a lot of fire alarm issues. That is something we would upgrade which is $750,000 per building,” LeGrand said. “The elevator in North and West will need to be upgraded at a cost of $1 million.”
SGA went on to approve the funding of $4,832 for the Collegiate Cattlemen Association, Psychology Club and Alpha Phi Omega.
The Collegiate Cattlemen was granted $2,000 for registration costs.
“The Collegiate Cattlemen Association is a chance for college students who are interested in the beef industry to learn how the state and local agriculture of it works,” Collegiate Cattlemen Association president Dakota Reckman said. “We go to local Elementary schools and talk about the beef industry, teach kids where their food comes from, where their stock comes from and the agriculture so they can have a better understanding of where their food comes from.”
The Psychology Club was granted $2,232 for train tickets and registration fees for the Midwestern Psychological conference in Chicago, Illinois.
“It’s something that we go to every year where faculty and students are involved,” president of Psychology club Adam Sprague said. “It is a good chance to learn about graduate school, get involved in research and learn useful tips on how to have a successful career in this field.”
Alpha Phi Omega was granted $600 for lodging to attend their national conference.
The meeting ended with SGA recognizing Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, Crossroads College Ministry, Dungeon and Dragons Club and Vegetable Enthusiasts Group as new student organizations on campus.