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K-State Today Student Edition

April 27, 2021

Student Senate Weekly Update

Submitted by Blake Phillips

Hello, Wildcats!

Student Senate met Thursday, April 22, in the College of Business Building for the third meeting of the term. 

During this meeting, Student Senate approved several appointments for the coming year, including positions for the judicial branch, committee chairs, the Student Senate parliamentarian, the student body president's cabinet, Student Governing Association independent positions and new student senators. Be sure to check out our Instagram, @sgakstate, to find out more about these positions.

Student Senate also introduced several pieces of legislation on April 22. The legislation included revisions to the judicial branch in the SGA bylaws and constitution. Additionally, Student Senate introduced a bill to transfer about $2 million of emergency funds to help offset insufficient collections of the campus privilege fee due to financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Student Senate then introduced two resolutions advocating for several initiatives. The first of which called upon K-State to not consider grade point averages from the 2020-2021 school year for scholarship renewal because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second resolution called upon K-State to adapt its student organization policy to allow for an adequate defense of student safety and health within Independent Student Organizations. If you want to learn more about these pieces of legislation, please contact Nick Saia at ncsaia@k-state.edu.

Student Senate will reconvene at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, for the last meeting of the school year. If you are interested in attending Student Senate, please contact Blake Phillips at bphillips@k-state.edu.

If you are interested in student government at K-State or want to get involved, please feel free to reach out to Phillips at bphillips@k-state.edu. Additionally, you can view what is happening with student government on the SGA OrgCentral page.