Shippensburg University’s Student Government Association (SGA) approved the fundraising suspension, or “tabling” privileges, for SU’s chapter of the Kappa Beta Gamma (KBG) sorority during SGA’s Nov. 2 meeting.
The senators voted unanimously to defer the fundraising efforts of KBG. The organization broke SU guidelines when it hosted a homemade bake sale outside of the Ezra Lehman Memorial Library and failed to complete the proper documentation in order to collect money.
Last week, KBG was scheduled to host a fundraiser for ovarian cancer outside of the library. The fundraiser was cancelled following SGA’s decision to suspend the sorority’s fundraising efforts.
“To hand out food, the group needs to go through Chartwell’s, or use prepackaged or store-bought food,” SGA Treasurer Raven Francis said. The Student Government Affairs Council (SGAC) found that the suspension and a $100 fine were appropriate consequences in light of KBG’s disregard for SGA policy.
“[KBG’s members] were very disrespectful and refused to end said fundraiser when asked by multiple members of [SGA],” Francis said.
KBG member Amanda Taylor said KBG will continue its fundraising efforts off campus while the suspension is in place.
“Kappa Beta Gamma takes our philanthropy very seriously and will continue to fundraise off campus to raise money,” Taylor said.
KBG will tentatively be allowed to fundraise on campus in the spring of 2018.