SRSGA hosted a formal meeting on Oct. 17 where they added five new student organizations and planned for veteran’s week.
The new Pollination Organization at SRU strives to create a community of individuals interested in pollinators and their habitats.
The Rock Bowling Club at SRU wants to provide a social gathering for all students at SRU that have interests in joining a community revolving around bowling in a casual or competitive sense.
The SRU Symphony Orchestra was approved and strives to provide a high-caliber musical experience for students and the public.
Finally, the national organization Women in Sports and Events was approved for a Slippery Rock chapter.
The fifth organization was not named in the meeting minutes.
SRSGA also took the time to remind people what events are happening around campus.
WiCR President Rachel Kiss spoke about the AD99 Spooktacular charity event, a three-day event to help underprivileged kids. The charity event is a collaboration between WiCR, the Esports Club and the Gamers’ Guild.
The event begins Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. with a nerf battle and pizza in the quad. On Sunday, the Gamers’ Guild will play JackBox 9 and other party games. The night will conclude with bingo at 5 p.m.
SGA also opened their scholarship for any upperclassman to apply. The application deadline ends on Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m., and two winners will get $500 each.
College of Engineering and Science Senator Rose Resnick met with the Commission for Disability Issues to discuss gender dysmorphia, which was ruled a disability by the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“There will be an easier way for trans students to change their names,” she said.
The Commission for Veterans and Military Affairs (VMA) also met Oct. 13 to discuss forming three new subcommittees to better tend to student and faculty veterans.
SRU veteran’s week begins Nov. 7. The “Salute to Military and First Responders” football game will be on Nov. 5 with the “PIE-A-HERO” event. There will be a Veteran’s Day breakfast and ceremony on Nov. 11.
SRSGA also confirmed two senators this meeting. College of Engineering and Science Senator Chloe Senz changed to a senator at-large position, and Julia Rismiller was confirmed as a graduate senator.
Vice president of internal affairs Liz Hood also named Becky George as the rock of the week.
SRSGA will also be emailing information to students about riding a bus to the polling place. The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 24.
SRSGA will hold their next meeting on Oct. 31 in the Smith Student Center theater at 5 p.m.