The Student Government Association (SGA) at Shippensburg University heard concerns from students about a variety of on-campus issues at its meeting on Thursday.
During the meeting, Vice President of Finance Chase Slenker filled in for President Kennedy Holt. New senators were added to the panel. The other senators quickly covered and discussed the ending to Diversity Week and what events were still upcoming.
During the open discussion, students brought their campus concerns to the board. One student discussed how the Fireside Lounge has slowly lost furniture over the years that they have been attending Shippensburg University. This affects student organizations and meetings due to the lack of seating within the lounge, the student said.
The student later went on to talk about how the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) management has been closing earlier than the times that are posted and kicking individuals out.
“CUB student managers have been really rude, not just to other students but also tech crew and other CUB staff.They are abusing their power,” the student said. They also mentioned that a member of the tech crew quit due to the management.
Another student took the stand and discussed their issues with the on-campus “food desert” with dining, in which they gave various examples. They stated that it is hard to find proper times to eat, especially with the very limited hours and options this semester.
“A worker was serving me my food in my reusable container. Another worker raised his voice and yelled at me. He stated that I was not allowed to use reusable Tupperware in the dining hall. I have been doing this since the start of the semester to work on my Eco friendliness. Then the server dumped the food that was already in my container into the pot of food to serve to other people,” the student said.
This student later discussed their concern of “why can we not buy food with a meal swipe?” The SGA committee stated that they are starting to discuss this and are creating a food committee to tackle some of these issues. The nextSGA meeting is on Oct. 13, in the CUB MPR A at 4 p.m.