Slippery Rock University’s football team is headed to Michigan Stadium for a regular-season football game Oct. 18 during a Michigan football bye week. Expecting a great amount of student interest in attending the game, the Board of Cooperative Activities approved a new initiative request to provide transportation for students to the football stadium for a total of $2,550 during their meeting Thursday.
The use of funds will be stipulated in the 2014-2015 budget. The particular bus company has yet to be designated as the board is examining some different options.
“This event comes up very quickly in the fall semester and I know last year we were scrambling,” Abby Schon, Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President of Financial Affairs, said.
Funds to compete in a national inline hockey competition were also approved for the Inline Hockey Club in the amount of $7,546 out of Budgetary Reserves. The funds were approved with the stipulation that the group create self-support budget by the end of the semester. The team will have competed in the national championships three of the past four years and has hopes to continue the success in the future. SGA President Buddy Clements encouraged the club to make a stronger effort of fundraising all year to alleviate costs associated with the competition.
Active Minds had a new initiative of $4,100 approved to bring a speaker to campus and is being designated from the 2014-2015 budget. The money will be allocated to bringing one speaker for one night, according to Active Minds. The board also approved the minutes from the March 13, 2014 meeting.