The Shippensburg University Student Government Association (SGA) held its fifth meeting of the fall semester this past Thursday.
Vice President Lillian Sellers announced that the Budget and Finance committee is moving forward alongside the Student Groups committee to organize student group training days.
SGA has tentatively scheduled these events for Nov. 14, Nov. 16 and Nov. 20, but these dates are subject to change. Confirmation of dates and times, alongside other information, will be sent to students in the coming days.
President Harun Pacavar announced that the Executive Leadership Committee had made an emergency decision to modify the qualifications for the Vice President of Finance position. The position has been vacant since April. To be eligible to serve in the role, the appointee must have served on the Budget and Finance committee for at least two consecutive semesters.
The removal of this requirement would widen the pool of possible people who could be appointed. SGA currently has an ad-hoc committee tasked with finding an appointee to the position, which is crucial to meeting SGA’s fiscal responsibilities. The committee will interview three students who expressed interest in the position.
On Oct. 31, Vice President of Student Groups Justin Brajkovich sent an email to students containing information about student group reregistration. Reregistration is an annual process that involves updating student group information. However, the form given to students did not work, causing Brajkovich to send a second email an hour later announcing SGA was working on a solution.
During the meeting, Brajkovich and SGA adviser Kimberely Rockwell gave an update on the issue. Rockwell said that there was a problem on the backend with CampusGroups, and that they had contacted the service to resolve the technical issue. Student group leaders will receive another email with an updated deadline once things have been fixed.
Panhellenic Senator Lockett reported that Alpha Sigma Tau was no longer an active Greek life organization on campus, due to their headquarters revoking their charter.
A large number of senators being absent, SGA did not meet its quorum of two-thirds of sitting senators in order to vote on any official business. The only motion on the agenda was for approval of the previous meeting’s minutes, which will now be voted on at the Nov. 30 public meeting.