Senate Session Summary for the Week of 2/5/2019

The following is a letter from SGA President Tripp Keeffe updating the campus community on the proceedings of the weekly SGA Senate Session

Dear Cougars,

The Senate held its fourth session of this semester last Tuesday, Feb. 5.  This week’s session was quite vibrant with four allocation bills, six new club bills, and a club clearing their 28-day waiting period.

Last week’s session commenced with an address from Dr. Renard Harris, The College’s Chief Diversity Officer. Dr. Harris updated the Senate on The College’s new diversity module, which will be rolled out for the incoming freshman in the fall 2019 semester. Seniors who petitioned for the purchase of the module in the wake of the 2017 Halloween costume incident will be able to sample the new diversity module.

Following Dr. Harris’s presentation,  The American Red Cross, Phi Chi Theta Professional Fraternity, DECA, Challah for Hunger, Mental Health in Melanin, and Charleston Sports Management and Analytics officially entered 28-day waiting periods.  If you are interested in learning more about any organizations on campus, feel free to look them up on cougar connect! The Revolutionary Poet Society is now recognized as a full club after exiting its 28-day waiting period.

In addition, the Senate passed four allocation bills.  The Senate allocated $49 to the College Republicans to purchase prizes for their upcoming trivia night; $2000 to the Students for Sensible Drug Policy club to attend a conference in Chicago; $2097 to the CofC Dance Alliance for the purpose of attending a major dance conference; and $184 to the Student Diversity and Inclusion Council to purchase refreshments for an educational viewing and discussion of the film Blackbird.

Moreover we were also fortunate to swear in sophomore Senator Westraad. Senator Westraad is passionate about sustainability and security on campus. If you would like to see more about this session of senate, you can look up the live stream on the CofC SGA’s Facebook page. To stay updated on the current initiatives on campus, make sure to follow the Instagram @cofc.sga.

Have a great week cougars!

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