Opinion: Student Senate on Supporting the Financial Economics Major

Framework and Basis

The below opinion (S/RES/2402) was amended and approved by the Student Senate during its weekly meeting on April 22, 2024.

The opinion was drafted by the Student Senate Opinions Committee during the week of April 15, 2024, in response to concerns voiced at that week’s Senate meeting. The Committee found that:

  1. The proposed Financial Economics major was denied by faculty.
  2. Such a major would pose a net benefit to the student body and has widespread

    support among students.

  3. Faculty had already begun talks to revisit the major.

The Student Senate General Body approved the Opinion unanimously.

The Opinion has been transmitted to the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Council.


Dominic DiLuzio ‘26
Chairman, GCSS Opinions Committee

S/RES/2402 (April 2024)

Resolution 2402: Supporting the Financial Economics Major

Adopted by the 2024 Student Senate at its 22 April 2024 meeting.

The Students,

Asserting the desire of numerous Economics and other Gettysburg students alike for a Finance-specific major,

Recognizing the desires of current Business, Organizations, and Management (BOM) and Economics majors to have a finance-specific academic track,

Emphasizing that the addition of a Finance-specific major could significantly improve Gettysburg College student retainment rates and our competitive advantage among peer institutions,

Fully aware of the sole discretion of the faculty in establishing new majors,

Reinforcing the importance of student input in guiding the direction of the College,

Acknowledging ongoing conversations among faculty members,

Do Hereby Support

The Gettysburg College Faculty in reconsidering the Financial Economics major.

Author: Gettysburgian Staff

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