Wednesday, five Senators from the Ball State University Student Government Association (SGA) were voted into the SGA Appeals Board.
“[The Appeals Board] is a process outline in our governing documents. Essentially, the organizations write a letter saying why they should regain their seat before the end of the legislative session,” Parlimentarian Brenna Large said. “We sit and we hear their appeal and ask questions about the new representative and then we vote on whether or not they should be allowed to rejoin senate before the legislative term.”
The Board’s approval passed 29-1.
The senate also approved ratifications to SGA governing documents.
“[Ratifying the governing documents] is just a process of formally accepting them so the office of student life has an updated copy if something were to ever happen where we had to revert back to the old copies, we have a ratified copy that is resent,” Large said.
The ratification passed 29-1.
Two senate orders were brought up, order four and order five.
Senate order four was over the recognition of the Fashion Merchandising Assosication’s (FMA) pop-up shop. They were recognized for their efforts into planning the event, gathering donations and setting up a donation partnership with Panhellenic Assosiation.
Senate order five covered the recognition of Ball State Student Center Programs. The Ball State Student Center Programs were recognized for events that bring people together. These events include games, food and prizes.
Chief of Staff Joseph Gassensmith continued to push for fair wages for students on campus.
“The Fair Wages commission met last friday, we discussed the hour discrepancies across different auxiliary departments such as dining and housing,” Gassensmith said. “We are planning a town hall for students to come and voice their concerns regarding wage levels at Ball State. I am waiting to get approval from higher admin on that to see if that is actually something we will be able to do.”
The At-Large Caucus is planning another survey event for students Nov. 18. The On-Campus Caucus plans to have an event at Studebaker West with the Studebaker West Hall Council Nov. 30 that tells people about SGA and what they do.
The Organizational Caucus plans to have tabling events for Senators to meet their required tabling hours.
SGA hosts a Safe Sex Education event with the Health Promotion Advocacy at the Multiculutural Center, in the Multi-Purpose room Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m.
SGA is also having an Election Eve event Nov. 8 from 6-11 p.m. in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center in Cardinal A-C.