Student Senate 11/27: Ski Club Budget Narrowly Passes

Student Senate in session. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Student Senate in session. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

By Ella Prieto, Managing and News Editor 

Officer Reports

President Andrew Lemon ’24 began the meeting by giving an update from Residential Life. 

“College Life is working to build leadership positions in the Center for Public Service, Center for Student Success, Inclusion & Belonging, and Title IX. You all should have received an email earlier from Danielle Phillips which highlights all of this,” shared Lemon. 

He then wished everyone good luck with the remainder of the semester.

Vice President Geoffrey Meadville ’25 echoed those sentiments and reminded senators to follow decorum. He also provided an end-of-semester evaluation form

Parliamentarian Michael Woods ’25 stated that committee chair applications are due Nov. 28 by noon and also wished everyone luck with the remainder of the semester. 

Treasurer Alfredo Roman Jordan ’26 provided a budget update, sharing that the Senate has spent $16,519 and allocated $45,549. He also showed a chart comparing this year’s spending with last, showing that the spending is less than last year. Finally, Roman Jordan shared budget facts, including that the average expenditure per attendee is $12, the Senate approves 87% of the budget request on average, and $135 is the median budget request.

Secretary Grace Nelson ’26 reminded senators to email her if they will be late or miss a meeting.

Inclusion Officer Abby Ruggiero ’26 welcomed everyone back and shared that Inclusion Committee will take place this Friday. 

Committee Reports 

The Academic and Career Affairs Committee is working to have a meeting this week with College administrators. 

The Budget Management Committee (BMC) allocated $3,083 during their last meeting. 

The Board of Committee Chairs requested that all committee chairs continue to work on their transition materials. 

The College Life and Advisory Committee (CLAC) met Executive Director of Auxiliary Services Mike Bishop before the break where they discussed tour groups in Servo, to-go boxes in Servo, QR codes to review food workers, more variety in the Servo menu and providing a soft serve ice cream machine in either the Bullet Hole or Servo. The Committee plans to continue these conversations with Bishop.

The Rules and Administrations Committee will have their final meeting next Monday where they will goal-set for next semester.

Club Reports and Announcements 

Students for Sexual Justice (SSJ) is seeking a new president next semester. They will also have their last meeting next Monday where they will work on consent banners in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. 

Model UN competed in a competition successfully.

Hillel will be hosting a Hannakuh Shabbat on the first day of the holiday, Dec. 8.

The Class of 2027 is having its first event, December Disco, this Saturday in The Attic at 9 p.m. Chick-fil-A will be catered.

Burgburst will occur this Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. 

The Political Science Department is hosting a puppy event on Dec. 5 from 4 to 5 p.m. in front of Glatfelter Hall. 

Student Concerns 

Lemon provided an update from the last meeting, sharing that the hot sauce and Old Bay in the Bullet Hole have been refilled.

CLAC Co-Chair Carolyn Gill ’24 stated that there has been an odor in the basement of Glatfelter Hall. 

Budget Requests 

Ski Club presenting their budget to the Student Senate. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Ski Club presenting their budget to the Student Senate. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Ski Club returned to the Senate after their budget was sent back to BMC. They requested $10,000 with the BMC recommending $5,000. After a lengthy discussion, the Senate allocated $7,001.

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Author: Ella Prieto

Ella Prieto ’26 serves as the Managing Editor for the Gettysburgian. Previously, she worked as the News Editor, the Assistant News Editor, and as a staff writer for the News and Arts & Entertainment sections. Ella is a double major in Public Policy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a Writing Minor. On campus, Ella volunteers with the Casa Swim program, is an It’s On Us Fellow in the Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX, and is the President of the Panhellenic Council. She loves to read and keep up with celebrity drama in her free time.

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