2 April 2019
The Student Government Associated (SGA) Senate heard from the director of Auxiliary Services Marketing, the program assistant for Student Life and the executive director of UCCS Presents, representing the Gallery of Contemporary Arts (GOCA), and voted on 15 Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) recommendations at their March 21 meeting.
Holly Murdock, the director of Auxiliary Services Marketing, spoke to the Senate about Auxiliary Services Marketing and the Wellness Center working together to create a mental health campaign.
“This is especially for our first-year students, transfer students, veterans, and nontraditional students,” said Murdock. “The goal here is to do some social norming to change the campus climate so students feel like they belong more and build resilience.
Murdock said that the campaign will better serve students with feedback from students.
The senators told Murdock that they were interested in helping with the campaign and would be reaching out to multiple departments.
Amandine Habben, the program assistant for Student Life, presented the Student Life Fiscal Year 2020 Request. The document Habben provided outlined the $8,500 request to help pay for two professional staff members and student staff, catering for the Leadership Conference and Recapturing Outstanding Achievements through Recognition (ROAR) Awards and for fractional costs of the copier and Student Life phones.
Drew Martorella, the executive director of UCCS Presents, represented GOCA to request $8,500 for the fiscal year 2020. The money requested will go towards GOCA programs.
Service, Health and Empowerment (SHE) Club requested $1,672.28 to send six members on a ski trip from March 22 – 25. The funding was approved 11-0.
Nature and Hiking Club requested $437.11 for first-aid kits, water bottles, sunscreen, etc. The request was approved 10-0.
Global Medical Brigades requested $2,000 to attend the GMB Leadership Institute in Ghana from April 13-21. The request was approved 8-2 with one senator recusing.
HOSA requested $1,000 for stethoscopes and cardiovascular kits to train members. The funding was approved 10-0.
Young Life requested $2,587.95 to send 20 members to Young Life camp in San Diego from March 23-30. The request was approved 11-0.
Reisher Scholars Club requested $2,000 to send 12 members to do trail, beach and island maintenance for the Catalina Island Conservancy in California from May 20-25. The request was approved 9-2.
PGA Golf Management requested $670 to send six members to an annual golf tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 24-27. The funding was approved 10-1.
Fish Camp Club requested $2,000 to assist with travel and lodging for six students to go fishing in the Gunnison East River March 23-30. The request was approved 10-1.
Christian Challenge Club requested $2,000 to send 20 students to St. Louis, Missouri for a mission trip from March 22-30. The request was approved 11-0.
Chi Alpha requested $1,570.44 to send four students on a missions trip in Utah from March 23-30. The funding was approved 8-2 with one senator abstaining.
Women’s Student Association requested $522.75 for 15 copies of the book “Gifts of Imperfections: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” and advertising costs. The request was approved 11-0.
Pi Beta Phi requested $1,819 to send three members to a bi-annual convention in Washington D.C. from June 28 – July 2. The request did not pass (3-8).
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Club requested to send four students to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the AIAA Region V Student Conference from April 3-5. The funding was approved 10-0.
Pi Kappa Phi requested $2,850 for their first annual formal on April 19 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The funding was approved 11-0.
UCCS Chemistry and Biochemistry Club requested $250 to cover a laboratory fee for 13 members to attend a cadaver lab tour at the Institute for Anatomical Research on April 10. The request was approved 11-0.
SGA Advisor Jon Bogh reported at the conclusion of the meeting that a total of 939 students voted in the SGA elections, which is 8.9% of the population.
To find out more the SGA, meetings or upcoming events, please visit their website at https://www.uccs.edu/sga/.