Student Government Association changes rules in prep for elections

Student Senate voted to change the wording on a part of the election rules to prohibit candidates, election staff or any SGA member from being a voting booths or soliciting votes via any electronic device. The changes were approved Feb. 24 after the Senate voted by secret ballot.

Proposed ‘language’ brings changes to SGA

By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief Students might not be seeing candidates for Student Government Association at voting places anymore. The old language on the campaign rules for SGA allowed candidates and their staff to stand at the voting places with iPads and other devices asking passing students to vote. With the new language proposed, this would become illegal and […]

SGA plans new resolutions, State of the Students event

Student senators are working on two new resolutions for this semester that could make students’ lives a little easier.

Student Senate changes meeting schedule

Student Senate members voted to change the frequency of their meetings. The decision was made to hold meetings on a bi-monthly schedule for the Spring 2015 semester. Previously, the organization held meetings once a week.

SGA overestimates number of bills for semester

Student Senate will not review the number of bills they estimated this semester.

Student Senate chooses to avoid Yik Yak resolution

Student Senate decided not to write a resolution encouraging administrators to ban Yik Yak use on university Wi-Fi. The decision comes after schools in states including Iowa, Illinois, New Mexico, and Vermont banned the app, which allows users to post anonymously about people, places and things within a 10-mile radius.

Student Senate sets soft caps on bill spending

A Student Senate committee is suggesting how much the governing body should allot for each bill presented to them. Student Senate’s appropriations committee has set soft caps for the semester to suggest how much Senate should spend on each bill.

Election results released

Yesterday, Thursday April 3, SGA released the election results for the 2014-2015 SGA high officers. The results were as follows: Beatrize Martinez- SGA President Terrance Craft- Student Senate President and Vice President of SGA MaryAnn Grover- Student Activities Council President and Vice President of SGA Students voted for SGA high officers on Tuesday April 3 […]

SGA constitution passed

The changes to the SGA constitution have passed with a 90.99% pass rate. A total of 555 students voted; 505 voted for, 50 voted against. The changed constitution will go into effect after the completion of the current SGA term. The new officers, who will be sworn in in April, will be sworn in under […]

Voting opens for revised SGA constitution

Students can vote to approve or reject the SGA constitution draft until tomorrow at 5 p.m. SGA needs at least 15 percent of the student body to vote on the constitution proposed and half of the 15 percent to pass the proposition. To vote, students can log onto OrgSync here and cast their vote with […]

Student Senate passes Cokesbury apartments security resolution

Security concerns in Cokesbury apartments may be solved in the coming semester

Students call for more security

A resolution is currently sitting on the senate floor calling for heightened security in Cokesbury Court apartments.

Student Senate passes resolution regarding laundry maintenance

Student Senate passed a resolution that addresses the maintenance of laundry facilities for campus residents.

A resolution is a formal way for students to communicate their wishes to administration.

SGA adjusts allotments process

Student Senate is changing its allotment process.

The changes began Sept. 24 with senators unanimously agreeing to suspend parts of the student constitution.

New associate director excited to work with students

Lesley Black has replaced Corey Hill as associate director of student development.

Hill now works as the director of education programs at Kappa Sigma fraternity in Charlottesville, Va.

Hill also previously served as the interfraternal council adviser.

Black also will serve as adviser for Student Senate and OCULeads, a program for new students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential throughout their high school career.

Student government works on transparency, allotments

When looking for help with funding, students and organizations have the opportunity to turn to student government.

Student Governmnet Association has the ability to give out money to organizations through allotments.

Student Government encouraged to monitor spending

By The Editors Student Senate recently approved Student Government Association’s Fall 2013 budget. The budget totals to more than $106,000 for the semester and is comprised mainly from student fees. The budget includes events hosted on and off campus for students, SGA officials’ salaries, office supplies, and more. Read more on page 1. SGA officials […]

Student government approves fall budget

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student Government Association has nearly $12,000 less in its fall budget this academic year. Student Senate approved the $106,000 budget in its Sept. 3 meeting. The budget decreased for the first time in several years. The Fall 2012 SGA budget was $117,700. SGA President Beatrize Martinez spent the summer creating the budget […]

Freshmen increase activity in campus organizations

By The Editors OCU students are known for their commitment to various organizations and participation in multiple activities at any given time. The freshman class this year seems to be extremely involved in campus organizations and groups. A record number of women went through sorority recruitment this year. More than 150 women signed up for […]

Student Senate hosts first meeting of semester

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student senators are making some changes to Student Senate meetings this semester. These changes include a more engaging call the audience as well as how bills are written and submitted At the Aug. 27 meeting, Senators approved the Standing Rules for the organization. The Standing Rules and other documents pertinent to […]

Senate upholds president’s veto of fall allotments

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student organizations may not know until September how much money they will get from the student government. Student Senate upheld SGA President Robin Ladd’s veto of the allotments at their April 9 meeting. Senate approved allotments totaling about $16,000 for the fall at the April 2 meeting. Ladd vetoed the allotments […]

Elected SGA president discusses plans for term

Students have elected a new Student Government Association president.

Student Senate president election results announced

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Edgars Boitmanis, political science/economics senior, has been elected the next president of Student Senate. This office also functions as the vice president of Student Government Association. “I say thank you to everyone who supported my campaign and everyone who voted in the SGA elections,” Boitmanis said. Boitmanis said he plans to […]

Officials refuse to release results of candidate appeal

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Students won’t know all of their choices for the top representative of the student body until the day the election begins. The decision comes after Student Government Association presidential candidate Jacilyn Kennedy was disqualified March 13 from the race. Kennedy, entertainment business junior, was one of six students who filed for […]

SGA presidential candidate disqualified from race

Student Court disqualified SGA presidential candidate Jacilyn Kennedy after formal charges were brought against her campaign.

Student senators expected to improve meeting decorum

Senators spent more time bickering amongst themselves than doing what they are supposed to do—allocate money to organizations—at the Feb. 5 Student Senate meeting.

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