StuGov agenda: $190,000 funding request, election code approval


Student Government senate meetings take place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.

Alex Connor

Wrapping up the last senate meeting of the semester, Student Government faces a packed agenda Wednesday evening that includes funding requests with a price tag upward of $200,000.

Additionally, the senate will debate internal legislation that needs to be approved at Wednesday’s meeting to ensure the Student Government is in accordance with all its bylaws. This includes passing a revised election code for the upcoming election cycle. 

Funding requests include:

  • $190,000 to the Student Union Board for a “large entertainment event” in the spring of 2018,
  • $833 to Global Music Rights LLC, as part of an on-going contract with the organization that allots students music rights,
  • $5,650 to a fall “send off” event hosted by Student Government for food,
  • $553 to the Iowa State Sailing Club to move its sails,
  • and $688 to the Iowa State Sailing Club for travel to invitationals across the Midwest

The large entertainment event, if approved, would be an outdoor concert held in the Molecular Biology parking lots north of campus. The idea to host a concert was something President Cody West and Vice President Cody Smith campaigned on during this year as an attempt to “restore tradition” at Iowa State.

$190,000 is one of the larger funding requests Student Government has received in previous years. An $80,000 funding request made its way to senate earlier this semester and was inevitably tabled. 

The $190,000 would be pulled from the Student Government’s special projects account. The last tangible item to be funded by Student Government from this account was two years ago in which the senate allocated $144,000 for recyclable trash cans on campus.

As for internal legislation, the senate will need to approve the 2018 election code at Wednesday’s meeting, which initially faced heavy debate when initially discussed during senate two weeks ago. 

The senate will also discuss a bill that, if approved, would request the Big 12 referees be censured because the have “failed and continue to fail” at “calling violations and properly ensuring rules are followed.”

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