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SGA Wrap Up: September 20, 2016

This week’s Student Government Association (SGA) Meeting featured updates from Dr. Rissmeyer and Dan Darcy as well as a presentation from the Emmanuel College Programming Board (ECPB). On the same day, a Council of President’s meeting was held and the new initiative for programming on the Sexual Violence, Assault, and Harassment Campaign was discussed.

This week’s new Student Activities Fund amount is $96,701.01.

Dr. Rissmeyer began the meeting by commending everyone for the first SGA Town Hall Meeting that took place Monday, September 19. Here, students discussed transparency on campus. Rissmeyer also announced that the same five committees as last year from the Student Life Taskforce will reconvene this year with the addition of a sixth committee on Communication. SGA members felt this committee would help with the student desire for transparency.

Dan Darcy is set to lead this committee.

In the presentation from ECPB, programs for the upcoming year were announced. There is a discussion about hosting a small music festival on Emmanuel’s campus and planning for the event is already underway. They will also host a Scream on the Green (scary movie version of Screen on the Green), paintball, and Big Man on Campus. ECPB has also taken over EC Superfans and will put on EC Madness this year. The group plans to bring back popular events such as WINGO and tailgating events before athletics games.

At the Council of President’s meeting, clubs got a first look into new programming regarding the Sexual Violence, Assault, and Harassment Campaign. GRae and Bobby Haskell from Residence Life were present to discuss this new programming. A “Know Your Title IX” photo campaign is set to begin on campus soon, highlighting important facts about Title IX. A “Call to Commitment” will also take place wherein students will sign a pledge to speak out and against sexual violence, assault, and harassment.

The new space in St. Joe’s Basement was also discussed. Now known as “The Basement” it features a stage, stackable chairs, and rolling tables so the room can be organized for events, group studying, or individual studying. The room is available for reservation every night of the week from 5pm-11pm. The room reservation process is the same as reserving a regular room and a system is currently being worked out to let students know what is scheduled in The Basement on a specific day.

Abigail Matheson is the Editor in Chief of The Hub. She can be contacted and on Twitter @abbimathy.

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