The Slippery Rock Student Government Association (SRSGA) approved four student organizations and funded four new initiatives at its third formal meeting of the semester on Monday.
Kairos Ministries, one of the new student organizations, uses Christian-based ministry to heal trauma caused by incarceration for the incarcerated and their loved ones.
The Model U.N. simulates procedures the United Nations uses to find solutions for global problems. The club can hold Model U.N. conferences but is not affiliated with its real-life counterpart and cannot use any of its official logos or branding.
The Society of Women Engineers and The Pickleball Club were also recognized as student organizations.
Rock Powerlifting requested $5,685 for new equipment for students in the Aebersold Student Recreation Center (ARC). The equipment includes a $3,600 competition rack, $1,565 competition plates, a $350 competition barbell and bar and weight plates costing about $170.
The Exercise Science Society requested $4,500 and an additional $500 conference grant to take 20 students to the MARC-ACSM Regional Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The $4,500 will fund a Campbell Bus Lines 47-passenger bus from November 2-4. Students attending the conference must pay $60 to organizational dues.
SRU’s Competitive Bass Fishing Team qualified for the 2023 Mid-Northern College Bass Coalition (MCBC) Bass Tournament and requested about $730 for the trip to Lake St. Clair in Michigan. The tournament has a $150 entry fee, and the two-night stay at the Airbnb will be about $390. Travel expenses will cost about $190.
The Rock Mixed Martial Arts Club submitted its first SGA funding request of about $418 for equipment like mat cleaner and tape, mops, boxing gloves and punch mitts.
SGA also appointed Cavan Gable as a College of Education senator.