Student Government to discuss funding, faculty


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President Julian Neely talks about Day at the Hill in Des Moines. Student Government held a meeting Feb. 13 in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.

Kaitlyn Hood

Student Government will discuss funding of multiple campus organizations and will recognize exceptional faculty and staff at their Wednesday meeting.

At the meeting, the Senate will either approve or deny funding for the Softball Club, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and sororities and fraternities.

The Softball Club requested funds of $106.40. According to document 2018-3-032 F, the club “originally had a home game scheduled against Kansas State on March 30th, but the weather outlook is poor so the teams will now have to play in Bethany, MO, and the organization is looking to decrease the cost of transportation to the game.”

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers also requested funds of $360.48 to help decrease the cost of registration and transportation to a conference that will be held in Minneapolis April 16.

The final group the Senate will discuss funding for is sororities and fraternities on campus. Senator Ihssan Ait-Boucherbil will introduce a bill, document 2018-3-026 Y, which states:

“Our university’s sororities and fraternities could benefit from student government funding for attendance at conferences, professional development, speakers, capital expenses, and for other purposes; and excluding more than sixty organizations on campus from accessible funding overall hurts the ISU community.”

Student Government will also be recognizing multiple faculty and staff members for their commitment to their positions and their effort that goes beyond what is called of them.

“Often times, these truly honorable actions go unnoticed by many; leaving out the recognition that these staff members truly deserve, and as Student Government, it should be our duty and privilege to recognize these individuals and make sure they know that their efforts are being seen and truly appreciated by all,” according to document 2018-3-030 SP.

For more information or to contact your senator, visit The Senate meetings are open to the public 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.