SGA prepared for spring semester
By Katelyn Canon
January 14, 2013
The Student Government Association met for their first meeting of the semester on Jan. 14.
After a month of recess, SGA is preparing for the spring semester. With the Student Success Act under negotiations, SGA President Jacob Scott is prepared to advocate for students.
“Certainly all options are on the table, but I think that as we get back into the semester we will be looking harder at our budget situation and the needs of our students and really trying to come to a consensus as to what to do with this fee,” Scott said. “It’s going to be taken a lot more seriously as we progress more towards an internal deadline on when we will have this whole thing figured out.”
Governmental Relations Committee Chair, Travis Hart doesn’t foresee any changes to the fee happening in the coming semester.
“We talked more in-depth about the Save Our School Act. We had a good discussion with the administration,” Hart said. “Currently there is no policy put forth by the students or the administration. It seems to my knowledge that there may be no other work to be done on that policy.
Hart also said that SGA is committed to working on projects that began before the end of the fall semester.
“Right now, in the Governmental Relations Committee we are looking at working on the drug policy,” Hart said. “I’m also personally working on an honor chords proposal, where graduates can wear their honor chords from National Honor’s Society because currently the policy by the university is that they cannot wear honors chords. We as a committee are also looking at changing library hours, in particular the hours during finals week.”
Mary Beth Rosenauer, campus advancement chair, wants to see the community and students become more involved in student government.
“I would like to, once a month, get more involved with the community and have the community more importantly get involved with us so I think that that will be good.” Rosenauer said. “We are looking to maybe reach out to students. A lot of the times we sit back and wait for students to come to us with ideas but we are going to reach out to students and get some ideas just to see what they have in mind.”
Scott agrees with Rosenaur, and would like to encourage students to come to senators with their concerns.
“We are certainly open to any suggestions or issues the students may have, said Scott. “We’re going to be committed to assuring that every student dollar is spent wisely and insuring that every student voice that would like to be heard has a fair chance to get their fair say in all of the processes.”