Student Senate Meeting: Campus Recreation Presentation and First Club Approval of the Year

By Garrett Adams, Staff Writer

In a relaxed affair, Senate’s Monday evening meeting featured optimistic board, club recognition, and a special presentation from Campus Recreation on student well-being.

Senate President Pat McKenna ’20 led the meeting by thanking Vice President Jack Lashendock ‘20 and Secretary Syd Quan ‘22 for leading a successful Senate on-boarding process on Sunday. The entire event was about an hour long and informed the incoming senators on “Robert’s Rules of Order,” the parliamentary procedures Senate uses.

Treasurer Giacomo Coppolla ‘22 also led a training process for club treasurers on Sunday in order to familiarize them with how the Budget Management Committee operates.

Senate also established their committee meeting schedule. Each Committee Chair gave brief updates related to their group and welcomed students to attend their meetings.

The Senate Committee Schedule is as follows:

COMMITTEE DAY TIME PLACE
Academic & Career Affairs Monday 4 pm CUB 206
Budget Management Committee Wednesday 4:30 pm CUB 212
College Life Advisory Committee Monday 5:45 pm CUB 212
Diversity Committee Friday 5 pm OME classroom
Senate Opinions Committee Thursday 4 pm CUB 206
Senate Outreach Committee Wednesday 12 pm CUB 212
Senate Policy Committee Wednesday 5 pm CUB 208
Safety Committee Monday 5 pm CUB 206
Sustainability Committee Monday 4 pm CUB 212

Senate Advisor Jon Allen listed off upcoming weekend events on campus. He promoted the International Food Fest happening this Friday, Sept. 20, as well as Salsa on the Square, happening that same night in the center of town. He reminded students about President luliano’s inauguration the following weekend, with the Installation Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m. on the Beacham Portico, followed by an all-campus party from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“We do want a lot of people to be present for [the inauguration],” Allen said.

Senate was also visited by Cindy Wright from Campus Recreation. She was there to advocate for the link between students success and intramural sports or pickup sports leagues.

“We are helping you for the future. Not just for Gettysburg College,” Wright explained. “If you look at the senior survey we do for our seniors … Our students are happier then all our peer group colleges when it comes to our facilities and our programs on campus.”

She also pushed for student fitness and well-being at the Jaeger Center, where students are provided with are a variety of events  including meditation and spin class.

She also explained that Jaeger Center purchased new equipment for the gyms and encouraged more clubs to partner with Campus Recreation to hold events there.

After the presentation, Senate moved on to club recognition for the Gettysburg College Chapter of Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

“This chapter will provide students of Gettysburg a platform to encourage elected officials to pass common sense gun laws,” Students Demand Action President Phoebe Doscher ’22 said. “Senate recognition will broaden the public reach of Students Demand across campus and give young gun violence prevention activists a voice.”

Senate moved to approve the club. The first Students Demand Action meeting is this Thursday from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in CUB 260. After this week, their normal meeting date will be Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in a location to be determined.

Senate will convene next Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Editor’s Note: Phoebe Doscher is The Gettysburgian’s news editor. As such, she recused, and Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Pontz exercised editorial control over the article. (-B. Pontz)

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