SGA creates new deadline for clubs

by Aaron Santini
edited by Ian Keating

The student government is attempting to crack down on a common issue from past years’ meetings.

In order to cut time off of their meetings, the SGA’s executive board has added a deadline for all clubs and classes to submit their announcements to the secretary via email. The deadline was set for Tuesdays at 8 because the meetings take place on Wednesdays.

“It’s supposed to speed up meetings and improve its rhythm,” said Joe Piana, the class of 2020 Vice President.

The announcements are the emails from various clubs that the majority of students around campus receive on their phones every day regarding when and where the clubs are meeting, or if the meeting gets cancelled.

The reason why those emails get sent to everyone on campus, even if they are not a part of the club, is because it could spark enough for them to go to the meeting, or even join it them-self.

“It was done for two reasons. Some club reps would not be fully informed on what to say or would be missing information when reporting back to SGA. It makes it easier for me to know who has to speak so I’m not asking “Are there any other announcements?” And just get a bunch of blank faces looking at me for a few seconds,” said Matt Dresselhouse, who is the president of the association. “By having what you are going to say be submitted and be on behalf of the entire club, that should rarely be happing anymore.”

Another reason why SGA decided to make changes to this is because a fairly common issue happened in previous years where Student Government representatives of clubs would cut each other off during the meetings when presenting an idea. Sometimes they would also be indecisive on staying with their announcements as well. If every club has to submit their announcements the night before the meeting, it shows their full commitment to them.

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