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SGA Briefs

by Kristina Vakhman

The Student Government Association meets every Wednesday at 3:05 p.m. in Bellin A and B in the Student Center.

  • The SGA’s President Brendan Kruh offered his condolences on the death of former Central Connecticut President Jack Miller, calling him a “titan” in advancing education and opportunities at the university. A memorial service is being planned to take place during the summer.
  • The SGA’s members elected Senator Dylan Goncalves as vice-chair of the Public Affairs Committee and Senator Elijah Thompson as the vice-chair of the Student Life Committee. These elections were held on account of the committees’ former vice-chairs, Senators Sabrina Morin of Student Life and Jacey Long of Public Affairs, resigning and not being eligible to serve, respectively.
  • General elections for senator positions will be held starting April 23 until April 25 from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Voting will be held on The Link, as well as at voting tables which will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 24 and April 25.
  • According to Treasurer Christopher Cappiello, enrollment at CCSU has been steadily increasing, with 15,768 full-time students currently enrolled this year. As a result, the SGA’s decision-making on budget-related items will be based on 15,000 students as opposed to lesser numbers in previous years.
  • Approximately $14,000 will be going toward stipends for the SGA’s members.
  • Audits of clubs will be taking place in the coming weeks. More details are still to come.
  • The last Good Neighbor Campaign of the semester will be held on April 20.
  • The Student Life Committee will be pursuing a bylaw change on club funding where all of recognized clubs’ executive board members must complete bystander training in victim advocacy in order for the club to receive funding.
  • A motion to allocate $1,500 for the Women’s Center’s “Take Back the Night” event passed. $1,305.94 will be spent on 125 t-shirts and $194.06 will go toward refreshments.
  • A motion for the SGA not to exceed $1,018.00 for the “Visions for Connecticut’s Future: A Gubernatorial Forum” event—the portion amounts to a third of the event’s total cost to pay for pizza, food, reception and room setup—passed.
  • A motion for the SGA’s External Affairs Committee to allocate $300 in incentives for clubs to attend the “Visions for Connecticut’s Future: A Gubernatorial Forum” event did not pass.