On Feb. 3, 2020, the UNC-Greensboro (UNCG) Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly senate meeting in the Elliott University Center’s (EUC) Cone Ballroom A at 7:00 p.m. Presiding over the senate meeting was Student Body Vice President, Austin Moore.
Within this meeting, the student senate voted on the appointment of six new senators and three new members of the Student Body President, Hunter Martin’s executive cabinet. Each of these nominated positions were filled.
Following new senator and cabinet appointments, Elections Chair, Ariana Méndez presented the new elections timeline for the Spring 2020 elections. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, interest meetings will be held until Thursday, Feb. 20 for individuals considering running for a position in SGA.
Within these interest meetings, the elections committee will go into further detail for specific deadlines to register and the campaigning period. As of this meeting, the Presidential debate will be held March 13 but that date may change.
Soon after, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr. Adrienne Craig spoke to Senators to discuss ways in which SGA and the office of Student Affairs can better collaborate and work to solve student concerns.
Following this, old legislation was brought forward for further discussion and for senators to vote. The first piece of legislation discussed was SB 97-14, short titled: A New GPA Deal. This piece of legislation addresses the topic of high GPA requirements for leadership position on campus. In a move to make GPA requirements for members of SGA the same as requirements for campus Residential Advisors, the piece of legislation aimed to change the GPA requirement for SGA to a 2.50 across the board.
With half an hour of discussion, the piece of legislation failed to pass.
The next piece of legislation discussed was SB 97-15, short titled: Bus Announcement Bill.
This piece of legislation was aimed at making the universities Spartan Chariot bus system, “verbally announce every stop made by referring to their location and announce detours on all chariot lines at each stop.” Following discussion, this piece of legislation was passed.
Moving onto “New Business,” two pieces of legislation—SB 97-16 and SB 97-17—were tabled for later discussion, thus concluding the legislation portion of the Student Senate.
Soon after, the Student Senate moved into Executive reports of President Hunter Martin, Vice President Austin Moore and Attorney General Magnolia Long.
Next, the Student Senate moved onto the Senator Forum, where any member of the Senate may speak for up to two minutes on anything pertaining to SGA, followed by announcements.
In announcements, Graduate School Senator, Derick Jones highlighted Graduate Student Week, which is happening April 1 to April 18. Publicity Chair, Haley McInnis reminded students that the Peer Academic Leader (PAL) application closed on Thursday, Feb. 6. The Secretary of Environmental Affairs, Isaac Dannenberg reminded senators that sustainability week is approaching soon and that he is looking for volunteers to help, along with sending out more information.
After announcements, the Student Senate adjourned at 9:41 p.m.