On Sept. 15, Shippensburg University’s Student Government Association (SGA) held a meeting in the Orndorff Theatre to discuss bus transportation for students, committee reports and to grant voting rights to committee members.
The current bus system for students known as, the Raider Regional Transit system (RRT), has been less than ideal for student schedules. Vice president of finance Chase Slenker said, “The Budget and Finance committee has been hard at work reviewing and finalizing a proposal for an optimized Raider Regional Transit system that will continue to, if not better support students, while working to reduce contract costs.”
“This proposal will be taken to other contract entities including the state of Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Shippensburg Township and Shippensburg Borough who all contribute to the Raider Regional Transit system,” Slenker said. This resolution was passed unanimously by the Budget and Finance committee as a guideline for what would be an ideal bus system given the financial constraints of the current situation.
“Today I will be motioning for the 19th and 20th members to join the SGA Budget and Finance committee, which will mark the first time in SUSSI history that the committee has reached full capacity and represents a diverse array of student interests from across campus,” Slenker said, before granting committee members Yahara Reyes Mendoza and Keegan Huston voting rights to the Budget and Finance Committee.
The office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), represented by Senator Matheson and Senator Vangas, announced that they will be working on their annual project, “A Quilt to Cover Us All”, for the entirety of the week. The Quilt will be revealed in October during Diversity week.
“Open House was this past weekend, where Senator Yeung and I tabled for SGA. We had several prospective students interested in joining SGA next fall,” Vice president of external affairs, Madison Cole said.
“Today, I will be motioning for the approval of a new SGA recognized student group here on campus, as well as voting rights for two additional committee members,” Vice president of student groups, Brea Neal said. Neal would later recognize Street Hockey as an SGA approved club.
The Campus Media Board consisting of The Slate, PRSSA, WSYC, and SUTV all had notable reports. First the Slate reported they had added 26 new members to their staff. Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) received the Star Chapter award and attended the district conference in Pittsburg during the spring of 2022.
“We have added 15 new members, and are working on bringing in some guest speakers this semester. Additionally, we applied to host the district conference this spring. Last, we are attending the international PRSSA conference in Texas in November,” PRSSA reported.
“We are working on new shows and working on starting up our meetings this semester,” WSYC said.
SUTV reported that one of their members, Carmine Scicchitano, is going to the project Artemis launch in September.
“Broadcasting is going well, and we are covering the football game against IUP this Saturday, September 17.” SUTV reported, concluding Board reports.