Keeping with their initiative to “reach out to students where they are,” the Student Government Association (SGA) held their Oct. 7 meeting in Gilbert Hall, the home of Multicultural Student Affairs.
Riley Brown, SGA president, began the meeting thanking members of the SGA for their continued work.
“It’s great to be here in Gilbert Hall. I’m very excited that we were able to come here,” Brown said. “We are in Diversity Week, which is great to see as well, seeing our ‘one campus, many cultures’ theme throughout the week with all of the different events going on.”
Brown reminded those in attendance that SGA is continuing to reach out to students to hear concerns and to create tangible solutions as part of SGA’s 12 committee structure.
During the officer reports, Chase Slenker, the vice president of budget and finance, said mandatory budget training for student groups is in November.
Multiple items of importance were brought up during the meeting. The need for increased vaccination rates on campus, the need for more membership on the food committee and the importance of mental well-being among students on campus were all discussed.
Four motions that passed during the meeting granted committee voting rights to members of the Student Life Committee, the Info Technology Committee, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee. Another motion approved a conference allocation request for the Disciple Makers’ fall conference.
The next SGA meeting will be held on Oct. 28.