The Slippery Rock Student Government Association approved Up ‘til 2 for St. Jude as an official campus organization Monday night.
The organization was named Program of the Year by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital last year.
According to Jessica Buckholtz, the representative for the organization present at the SGA meeting, the event raised over $70,000 last year.
Buckholtz described Up ‘til 2 as a letter-writing event for students to write to their friends and families to ask for donations on behalf of St. Jude to go towards treatment of cancer in children.
Brad Kovaleski, SGA Advisor, said that it was an honor for Slippery Rock’s program to be chosen.
“It was chosen out of all the colleges and universities in the nation,” Kovaleski said. “That’s a big deal.”
Rocky’s Raisers was another new organization approved by SGA Monday.
Hannah Lindsey, junior senator for Rocky’s Raisers, said that the organization is for student philanthropy and scholarship funds.
“It’s students helping students,” Lindsey said.
SGA will hold Social Media Week as an outreach event Nov. 12-17.
According to Vice President of Campus Outreach Christian McChesney, the week will feature the organizations Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“We’re planning Twitter giveaways and movie giveaways to get our followers up and to get our name out there,” McChesney said.
SGA also plans to make many constitutional amendments. An open forum will be held before the next meeting on Nov. 19 in the Student Center Theater that is open to all SRU students.
SGA events over the past week included the Campus Crawl Tuesday night and budgeting workshops for clubs Thursday.
Hope Springs is the next movie in the SGA series, and will be play at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. on Sunday.