SGA approves fees
Whitney Saporito Managing Editor
Students will see an increase of $25 in student fees for next year. The proposed increases were approved by mvembers of the Student Government Association on Wednesday night.
The increases include a $9 increase for athletics, $6 for the Student Recreation Center, $5 for the Bryant Student Health Center, $2 for the Student Activity fee council, $2 for the Overman Student Center, and $1 for the Equal Opportunity Fund.
Most increases passed by a unanimous vote, with the exception of the athletics fee. Senators Lara Ismert and Jeanine Kunshek voted no on the increase.
Members also voted to pass Senator Kerra Tener’s resolution calling for SGA to support a co-curricular transcript. The transcript would be similar to the traditional transcript but would also list any organization or leadership involvement students had in their college career.
Brandon Mills, SGA president, proposed a resolution asking SGA to join with Faculty Senate in opposing a potential law that could affect conceal and carry on campus.
The law, which Mills says is currently still in committee in the state Legislature, has not made it to the House floor yet, but it is expected to be there soon.
Current state law makes it illegal for anyone, even those with a conceal and carry license, to bring weapons or firearms on campus.
The proposed law would overturn that ban. Mills says the new law would require schools that kept the weapons ban to have metal detectors and security guards at every entrance on campus.
Members of SGA will further discuss and vote on the resolution at next week’s meeting.
The SGA-sponsored community service project, the Big Event is this Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the Weede.