By Kenzie Smith, Staff Writer
Monday’s Student Senate Meeting included officer and committee reports and an announcement that the Gender Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) will be the guest speaker at the next meeting. Senate was unable to vote on budget requests and policy since there were not enough voting members present to do so.
President Miranda Zamora ’23 started off with her weekly reminder for members to be respectful during meetings.
Vice President Geoffrey Meadville ’25 informed committee chairs that he sent out an email with a Google form for them to fill out to schedule a time to meet with him by the end of the semester. Meadville announced that some concerns surrounding committee chairs were brought forward and are currently being handled internally.
Meadville reminded members to be attending committee meetings and fill out the attendance form, as committee meetings are a very important part of Senate. Meadville also shared that he is still looking for members to work the concerns table Senate plans to set up outside CUB and in Servo over lunch times.
Treasurer Hannah Repole ’25 gave the eleventh budget update for the 2022-2023 year. She explained that there is $31,121.94 remaining in the budget so far, and $60,994.06 has been spent.
Parliamentarian Joey Labrie ’25 shared an image of the Constitutional overhaul timeline. He announced that Senate is a week behind in the overhaul and if unable to pass policy today, being behind will begin to present an issue. Labrie shared that one option voting members have to compensate for this is to unanimously consent to bypass tabling. Labrie said it is important to get this policy passed as soon as possible so committees can run properly next semester.
Inclusion Officer Allie Acero ’23 announced that the GSRC will be a guest speaker at next week’s Senate meeting. The move for the GSRC to be at the next meeting is the work of Senator Ella Prieto ’26.
Prieto shared that to fulfill an assignment for her WGS class, she decided to invite the GSRC to be a guest speaker at a Senate meeting. Prieto believes it is important for students to know all the available resources GSRC provides, especially with the recent rise in LGBTQ violence.
BMC announced that clubs have one more week to submit budget requests to be able to send it to the floor before the semester ends.
Senate will meet again on Nov. 28.