The Slippery Rock Student Government Association (SGA) elected a new Vice President of Campus Outreach at their regular senate meeting Monday after the previous vice president resigned at their last meeting.
Jared Stanley, previous commuter senator, was elected as Vice President of Campus Outreach after a thoughtful deliberation from the senate.
Stanley shared with the senate what he plans to accomplish with his new position.
“I want to work more with the commuters. Instead of going to the clubhouses, I think we should try to organize more events,” Stanley said. “I really want to push to work with what’s already going on and make ourselves a dominant presence in this situation.
Stanley also commented that he thinks the outreach committee could do a little more work in reaching out to clubs and organizations one-on-one. He suggested that the committee try to attend one meeting of every club and organization on campus to let them know what SGA has to offer.
Vice President of Internal Affairs, John Coulter mentioned that he thinks Stanley is really goal-oriented and thinks that he would do very well in a vice president position.
The conference grant is given to clubs and organizations to go attend nonmandatory conferences. SGA funds up to $500 for each club. Some of the things that SGA looks for in these applications are how these conferences are not only going to effect the club, but how it benefits other students and their futures. The National Council for Teachers of English received $500, the Preservice Mathematics Teachers received $320, RockOut received $500, the SRU Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association received $400, Rock Catholic received $500, and the Music Therapy Club received $200.
Baylee Childress, vice president of financial affairs stated that to receive a conference grant, one’s application must be strong.
“Everyone had decently strong applications. So, we’re not just handing money out. We really want to make sure that they have good content in their application and that it’s really going to serve the purpose of the conference.”
The motion of a 3 percent pay increase for bookstore employee, a 2.25 percent pay increase for the preschool and childcare center director, assistant director and head teacher and a 2.85 percent pay increase for teacher aides were passed by the senate.
A new app is up for discussion for commuter students that lets you know when there is a parking spot open in the commuter lots on campus. Although the topic is up for discussion, Cody Moody, commuter senator, questioned if students should really be using their phones while driving.
SGA untabled the motion to approve the minutes for their meeting on Sept. 15, 2014 and approved the minutes from their meeting on Sept. 29, 2014.
Jaclynn Choma was elected as Rhoades Hall Senator. SGA voted to fail the motion of electing new freshmen senators.
SGA approved the SRU Beatbox Society as a recognized organization on campus. SGA also approved the Guitar Club as an recognized organization on campus. Watson Hall Senator, Jenna Temple, was named “liter” of the week.
The next SGA meeting will he held on Monday, Nov. 3 at 8:45 p.m. in the theatre of the Robert M. Smith Student Center.