SGA approves new clubs

Published by adviser, Author: Catie Clark - Assistant News Editor, Date: September 27, 2012
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The Slippery Rock Student Government Association (SGA) approved five new clubs and organization Monday for Slippery Rock University.

The new groups include Run Club, Autism Speaks U SRU, Slippery Rock University Rotary Rotaract, Pro Life-Slippery Rock University Students and Computer Science Gamers Initiative.

The Run Club is a group that promotes exercise and meets one to two times a week to run a three mile loop around campus. Students and community members are welcome to join.

Autism Speaks U SRU is an organization that raises funds for the Autism Walk held annually in the summer. The organizations plans to hold awareness events on campus as well.

Slippery Rock University Rotary Rotoract is a new organization that promotes community service and personal and professional development for students and young professionals aged 18 to 30.

Pro Life – Slippery Rock University Students is a group that intends to promote pro life initiatives around campus as well as raise funds for a trip to Washington, D.C. in January.

The Computer Science Gamers Initiative is a club that plays PC and Xbox games, both casually and competitively. They plan on competing in national tournaments with games such as League of Legends and Starcraft 2.

SGA also swore in seven new senators and a new parliamentarian Monday evening.

The new parliamentarian, Angelina Hernley, is a freshman political science major.

The new freshman senators include Steven Zamborsky, a computer science major, and Alison Misho, an early childhood education major.

The new senator for Building B is Ashley Sullivan, a sophomore early childhood education/special education major.

Building E’s new senator is sophomore Communication – Emerging Technology Major Nicole Doran.

The new Rock Apartments’ senator is Kasey Jones, a junior exercise science major.

Junior Communication major John Jackson and Junior Social Work and Philosophy major Tiara Todd are SGA’s new commuter senators.

SGA also signed three proclamations Monday.

The proclamations included supporting the efforts of the four presidents’ commissions on LGBTQI’s Coming Out Day, supporting the green initiatives of Slippery Rock University, and supporting Dr. Cheryl J. Norton as the new President of Slippery Rock University.

SGA President Dave Wolfe told senators that proclamations are a way of officially supporting a person or an initiative on campus.

“It’s a way of saying ‘this is who we are, and this is what we’re going to do’,” Wolfe said.

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