Make meetings more efficient
Get points in on tuesday
Senior Class President
All org. Council
Greek may not attend
I Back the Blue Fundraiser
Tip Night at Pizza Ranch
Junior Class President
Sent out updated Finance Code, changes may come in next weeks
Capital improvement projects ideas are needed
Conference Reporting and End of Semester Reports will start soon
All Org. Council Programming
Sophomore Class President
Tre Loge excited to serve
Freshmen Class President
Advertising the Epic Challenge
Voter ID potential leg
Sports equipment checking out
Morgan: advertise it better
Reaching out to colleges similar to Simpson
Revamping public website
Semester progress newsletter
New student mailers
Swearing in Tre Loge as Sophomore Class President
Tie for Senator race
No Precedent for this situation
Option 1: Swear in both candidates since Tre’s seat is now open
Option 2: Election with two tied candidates for one seat, and then nomination and
voting process for the second senate seat.
Sydney recommends Option 1, explains there was a glitch in the system that did not
affect the outcome
Ishaya: Option 1
Kelsey: would there have been a second election is there wasn’t a tie?
Syd: Yes, now we will have 2 more elections instead of the one more
Cody: Option 1
Lewis: Option 1 and wondering if we need a press release
Blake: Do others know there was a glitch.
Casey: This incidence should set precedent
Cody: Moves to vote to end discussion
Lewis: seconds it
Cody moves to vote on option 1 and 2, it’s seconded
Favor option 1: 12, Oppose Option 1: 3
Nick moves to allocate $3250 for 100 Days of Seniors. Tristan seconds. Events
will occur throughout second semester, not just one event.
Tristan moves to allocate $2500 to The Actuarial Science Club. Nick seconds.
$2500 goes to math modeling.
Nick moves to allocate to move $6000 from Capital Improvement Project for the
library project. School did contribute some money to project. SGA can choose
Student Conduct Board
Actuarial Science Exams
Nick: Actuarial Science asked for funding to help pay for actuarial exams before
a student graduates. Budget Committee decided against it.
Morgan: Agrees with Nick. Opens up
Geoff: Shouldn’t pay for.
Tre: Will be studying for these exams and doesn’t think SGA should fund.
Tristan: Is there a scholarship for pay for exams?
Geoff: Jobs sometimes help pay for.
Kelsey: Is there prep courses?
Simpsonian Voter ID article
Brittney: was not giving her opinion on behalf of SGA
Emma: Did the Simpsonian go back and edit part that the SGA was endorsing?
Casey: Showed the edited article
Sydney: Will be going to the Capitol to hear other college’s opinions on
- Others may want to run now
- Supposed to have two elections anyways
- Wasn’t in our bylaws
Sydney’s response: Others should have ran the first time if they were
passionate enough. More of a circumstantial provision. Voter turnout is
Trey’s opinion on Senate races
Eliminate’s transfer student’s ability to run for SGA
Pierce: Elections are coming up in April so they can run then.
Casey: The more elections we have in a shorter amount of time, turnout will go
Ishaya: Glad to hear others’ opinions on the matter. With so many elections,
those who are elected will not have time to operate on SGA before next general
Nick: If circumstance is not in bylaws, it goes down to a parliamentary option.
Kelsey: Did not think option 1 was the most fair. Thinks a press release should
be made to explain the situation.
Geoff: Asked to keep discussion open longer when debate on the topic is going
Lewis: Should we have a press release?
Kelsey: Yes, we announce our winners anyway.
Emma: Release would be easy.
Casey: Help explain the situation and allows students to understand what’s
Tre: Does SGA need to be transparent or not?
Nick: Transparency is more how we do things, not the data on how we got
Ishaya: If you openly put data on how many votes a candidate got, it may
discourage others to run.
Tre: Numbers were given in the past.
Emma: Are there specifics in bylaws of you can know election data?
Courtney: Agrees with Emma that something should be in bylaws.
Kelsey: Can student advocacy can look into this issue?
Emma: Internal Affairs typically handles.
Lewis: Will address in his committee.
Nick: Internal Affairs needs to make a proposed election code change.
SARA applications due January 27.
First underground January 27.
ATO event on Sunday at Smith Chapel at 10 am
Tristan moves to adjourn. Cody seconds.