SG Notes: Club, guest reports; APhA fund request approved; Chemisty Club fund request

On Wednesday, Wilkes University’s Student Government held its weekly meeting.

Samantha Phillips, the new Title IX Coordinator at Wilkes, had the opportunity to introduce herself at the meeting. She is the first full time Title IX Coordinator the school has hired. Title IX is required to be put into place at all federally funded schools.

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination on campuses across all areas, such as academic, social and athletic parts of campus life. Phillips says that any recommendations people can give her are greatly appreciated because she really wants to work to reach out to the student body as a whole.

Nicole Kutos, president of the Studio 20 club, presented the club report. Studio 20 is a design club and they work with clients on and off campus. The club makes flyers for major events on campus, such as Casino Week. All students and organizations can make design requests through Studio 20. The club does not accept money for any of the projects they complete.

Catherine Sarver, Amber Dietrich, and Terra Landis from the American Pharmacy Association (APhA) made a fund request for the second week. They need funding for a conference that will take place from March 4-7 in Baltimore. Students will attend professional, academic and leadership workshops and it will also be a great networking opportunity. APHA is requesting $3204.32, which allows eight students to attend.

After a vote, APhA was allocated $400.54 per person, up to eight people, with the stipulation that if they are given money from other organizations, the additional money will come back to Student Government.

The Chemistry Club came in for week one of two for a fund request. The club is requesting $2,500 for the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in San Diego, California. They want to attend so they can experience the world of chemistry and how it exists outside of academics. There will be six students attending. They will be presenting about the chemistry club at Wilkes and will see how other schools operate their chemistry club. In addition, two students are presenting research at the conference. Members will vote next week.

The council reviewed the treasurer’s report and there was no change from last week. The current budget is as follows: All College: $47,578.58, General Funds: $26,222.05, Conference: $5,000.00, Spirit: $2,000.00 for a Student Government total of $80,800.65.