SGA Senate addressed parking lot dangers and approved 13 funding requests

12 March 2019

Cambrea Hall

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    The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate heard a student concern about parking lots after snowfall and approved 13 out of the 14 Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) recommendations at their March 7 meeting.

    Brittany Baugh spoke to the senate about how parking lots remain dangerous even after delays and closures.

    She offered five possible solutions: close campus if Facility Services cannot keep up with the snow, allow Facility Services to continue cleaning the campus while students are not on campus, recruit more Facility Service workers for parking lot and road keep up, get more plows for Facility Service carts and trucks or hire an outside plowing service.

    The senators told Baugh that they would reach out to Facility Services and attempt to solve the problem.

    An amount of $2,620.60 for sports expenses was requested by the Mountain Lion Barbell Club. Their request was approved 11-0.

    The National Society of Black Engineers requested $2,000 for airfare expenses for 11 of their members to travel to an engineering convention in Detroit. The convention is from March 26-31 and members are going with the intent to advance their technical and communication skills with future employers. The amount was approved with 8-1 with one senator abstaining.

    The Society of Women Engineers requested $527.37 for travel and conference registration expenses to send three executives to a conference in Denver. The conference is on March 15 and 16 and they will be attending workshops and a career fair, where 30 different companies and industries will be represented. Their request was approved 10-0.

    A total amount of $1,240 for sports expenses and registration fees was requested by the Ultimate Frisbee Club for them to attend two tournaments, one in March and another in April. At least seven members will be competing in each tournament. Their request was approved 9-2.

    Active Minds: Mental Health Society requested $1,050 for travel and conference expenses so two members could attend a conference in Washington D.C. from March 21-24. Their request failed to pass with three votes in favor, five against, and three abstentions.

     Food and beverage expense of $479.14 was requested by the Account Honor Society for their end of semester banquet on May 3 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Their banquet is to be held at HoHut Mongolian Grill and a majority of club members will be in attendance. The amount was approved 10-0.

    Mi Gente My People requested $2,000 to cover travel and conference costs  for 12 club members to attend the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Conference. The conference is from April 3-7. Their request was approved 11-0.

    Food and beverage, advertising and event expense of $510 was requested by PAWS to put on their Shamrocked! event on March 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pub Dog Colorado. An estimated 50 people are to be in attendance. Their request was approved 10-1.

    A $100 event free was requested by the National Student Exchange Club for club members to go bowling on March 10 from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. The amount was approved 9-2.

    A travel, event and advertising expense of $2,482.33 was requested by the Baatan Club so that 10 members can attend the Bataan Memorial Death March. The marathon will be on March 17 from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their request was approved 11-0.

    The Students Today Alumni Tomorrow Club requested $1,400 to cover advertising costs of reprinting their tradition posters. Their request was approved 11-0.

    The Asian Pacific Islander Student Union requested $953.24 for food expenses for their annual Fusion event on March 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. An estimated 300 people are to be in attendance. Their request was approved 10-1.

    The Socialist Discussion Group requested $2,572.25 for durable good and advertising for club t-shirts. Their request was approved 8-1 with one senator abstaining and another recusing.