Student Government notes: Sept. 8 weekly meeting

Sean Schmoyer, Managing Editor

Student Government conducted its first in-person meeting of the semester this past week. 

The meeting started with the typical format of call to order, roll call, approval of minutes and the treasurer’s report. The treasurer’s report stated that there is a total of $71,440 across the SG accounts.

The first order of business was from Paige Gallagher from the office of advancement and alumni relations who presented virtually about homecoming.

Gallagher gave an overview of how homecoming will be offered to alumni; informed the board that reunions for class years ending in 0, 5, 1 and 6 would occur this year; explained that affinity reunions for groups like the A-list; cheerleaders, Grissom Hall and the 75 year of men’s lacrosse would take place; and that academic reunions will occur at the Pints with Professors event.

Gallagher talked about potential student involvement at homecoming and then asked SG for $500 for 50 student tickets which will be valid for the academic reunions. This request is a yearly one, but will still be voted on at the next meeting after Gallagher gives her week two of two presentations.

Next on the agenda, Student Body Vice President Ben Wojciechowski went over meeting expectations for new members or members who were attending their first in-person meeting.

The Homecoming Committee presented the homecoming budget request. Morrison outlined the events and timetable for Homecoming: Thursday, Sept 30, will be the pep rally; Friday, Oct 1, will be the homecoming dance with the theme of Under the Stars; and Saturday, Oct 2, will be the homecoming game. 

The Homecoming Committee is looking to have multiple food trucks available, potentially incorporating inflatable obstacle courses, yard games, music provided by the campus radio station and snapchat filters.

Part of the budget will be used to cover 300 T-shirts to hand out at the pep rally. The tickets for the dance will be $5, and in preparation for an outside dance on the Greenway, the committee wants a real dance floor, a DJ and a photobooth.

The committee also plans to decorate for the game and hand out prizes, both of which will be included in the budget request.

The total amount requested for homecoming is $31,000. The committee will return next week for week two of two where the board will vote on the request.

The meeting’s final budget request was for Club Day and came from Student Government President Lexi Payne.

In a week two of two Payne requested a total of $5,750 to cover catering, the door prize, incidentals and decorations. The allocation of the full amount of funds passed with all members eligible to vote in favor and those involved in the budget request abstaining.

Parliamentarian Nathan Pitcher reminded the members of Student Government that elections for the first-year class and to fill vacant seats, are coming up soon. Currently the sophomore class has one vacant seat, the junior class has four vacant seats and the senior class has three vacant seats.