Senate quickly works through agenda. Two clubs get de-recognized.

The Student Senate flag flies above Penn Hall (Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College)

The Student Senate flag flies above Penn Hall (Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College)

By Joseph Maguschak, Contributing Writer

Student Senate’s ephemeral meeting on Monday, October 1, 2018, marked the governing body’s fifth assembly of the semester.

President Nick Arbaugh ’20 announced that affinity group leaders must sit on at least one committee and announced that many senators have not been attending committee meetings.

The first order of business was the unfortunate de-recognition of two clubs from Senate:

  • Cooking Club
  • Pre-Health Club

After failing to register their clubs with the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life, the following organizations are in danger of being de-recognized by Senate unless they are registered by this Friday, October 5, 2018.

  • Economics Research Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Finance and Investment Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Model Arab League
  • Rotaract

Next, Treasurer Haley Gluhanich ’19 took to the stand to review two budget requests:

  • A request of $3,000 from Jazz Appreciation Society going towards its annual dance was approved in-full, which was recommended by the Budget Management Committee.
  • International Affairs Association/Model UN requested $2,005 towards its annual conference to be held in November.

Using Senate’s money primarily for delegation fees, the club will also be funded by the Political Science and International Relations departments. Its request, recommended by BMC, was approved by Senate in-full.

The only student concern that was voiced dealt with the flooding outside of Huber Hall. As far as Senate knows, nothing is being done to deal with this problem, which is primarily due to the rainy weather of the past few weeks.

Before the meeting’s conclusion, Nadine Snyder and Alex Xie of the Student Safety and Sustainability Committee announced their intent to investigate Gettysburg College’s recycling program to ensure that any concerns and/or issues are addressed. With the changing of seasons and the inevitable sicknesses around the College, the committee also wishes to start an initiative to supply all public places on campus with cough drops. Student Senate will not meet next Monday, due to reading days and will reconvene Monday, October 15.

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Author: Joe Maguschak

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