The Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) voted on two amendments and proposed its first senate resolution of the year.
The meeting was held on Zoom because of the snowfall throughout the day.
To start the meeting off, two new members were presented to the election board and one new Secretary of Diversity.
First to present was Sophia Agee, who presented for the role of elections board sheriff.
“Previous jobs and leadership positions required me to have excellent communication skills, and that will help me when working with the election board and enforcing code,” Agee said. “Accountability and professional experience have developed my skills in holding others accountable in my previous job as an office assistant. [I] have a hard work ethic, being in a leadership position I have to put 100% into the projects I am working on.”
Agee was voted in 16-5 with four abstentions.
The second was Zach Bumbalough, who presented for the role of the elections press secretary.
“With qualifications in the role that I would do, [I would] obviously be taking minutes for meetings and then assisting Chaney Scott with things that she would need done, emails, etc,” he said.
Bumbalough was voted in 22-3 with no abstentions.
Sheraun Byrdsong, who was not able to present because of a class conflict, had President Tina Nguyen present on his behalf.
“He wants to act as a liaison between the Multicultural Center,” Nguyen said.. “[He will] see what organizations inside the Multicultural Center and other minority organizations and help their respective officers get in contact with SGA and help them find a seat here in the Organizational Caucus. He also aims to promote Multicultural activities and work with all campus groups to promote unity across all the boards.”
Byrdsong was voted in 24-1 with no abstentions.
During last week’s meeting, the Senate introduced two new amendments, and this week they were voted on.
The first amendment, SA 05: 22-23 would create the role of Secretary of Transportation.
SA 05: 22-23 was passed with a vote of 19-5 with one abstention.
The second amendment SA 06: 22-23 would change the signature requirement from 100 down to 50 student signatures required for amendments.
SA 05: 22-23 passed with a vote of 25-1 with no abstentions.
For today’s new business, [senate resolution] SR 01: 22-23 was proposed. This proposal would create two mental health days for the spring semester.
“It is a day where we won’t have class in person but a professor could still assign work for you to do, but it won’t be due that day,” Sen. Hunter Case said. “So technically you’re still getting that class time and doing work, you just won’t be in the classroom.”
During the Caucus reports, it was all the same throughout, with all five of them working on planning new things for the semester ahead.