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January 22, 2018 Minutes

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Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
    1. 4:00 PM
  2. Guest Speaker
    1. Connie Frisby- ACE President
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
    1. Motion for approval of the minutes & agenda: Moataz Abdelrasoul
    2. Second: Dylan Anders
  5. Executive Business
    1. President’s and Executive Vice President’s Report
    2. Vice President for Financial Affair’s Report
    3. Student Life Committee Report
    4. Assessment and Enrichment Committee Report
    5. Academic Affairs Committee Report
    6. Financial Affairs Committee Report
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB S 2018-01)
      1. Motion to open discussion: Dylan Anders
      2. Second: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      3. Motion to Close: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      4. Second: Sam Kulifay
      5. Motion to previous question: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      6. Second: Mark Slavens
      7. Vote as whole: Sara O’Kane
      8. Second: Megan Jones
      9. Opposed: 0
      10. Abstentions: 3
    2. Student Trustee Report
    3. Strategic Investment Fund
      1. Water Bottle Refill Stations
        1. Meshel
          1. *There’s one in the basement
        2. Phelps
        3. Sweeney
        4. Lincoln
        5. *Fok
        6. *Jones
        7. *Courtyards
      2. Grocery Store
        1. Renovate Pete’s Treats to expand it into a grocery store
      3. Electric Vehicle Stations
      4. Motion to open discussion: Dylan Anders
      5. Second: Ernie Barkett
      6. Grocery Store
        1. Possible conflict with Enclave
        2. Great idea: especially regarding international students
      7. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
        1. Considering the number of people who own electric vehicles, it would be a good idea
        2. More faculty might be able to utilize the stations
      8. New idea: Expand upon professional attire collection
      9. Motion to close discussion: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      10. Second: Mark Slavens
    4. Student Org Liaison Report
  8. Announcements
  9. Gallery Remarks
  10. Advisors’ Remarks
  11. Members’ Remarks
  12. Adjournment
    1. 4:59 PM
    2. Motion to adjourn: Dylan Anders
    3. Second: Sam Kulifay

President and Executive Vice President’s Report

  • Welcome Back
    • New reps: Rocco, Courtney, Audrey, and…
  • Leadership Retreat
    • Town Hall Session
    • Dylan led a session on Financial Appropriations
  • Mental Health Advocacy Training
    • Planning is officially underway
      • Anne Lally and Ann Jaronski to lead the training session
    • April 5th 9am-3pm
    • Chestnut Room
  • Students Defending Students
    • Met with Dr. Pintar and Kelly Beers
    • Run out of Student Conduct Board and Academic Grievance Subcommittee
    • Draft language to overview selection process
      • Will bring to Senate for approval
  • Budget Advisory Council
    • Strategic Investment Fund
    • Will discuss in more detail under New Business (SGA applications)
  • YSU Town Hall
    • February 6th at 5pm in Ohio Room
    • Mayor Tito Brown and Judge Carla Baldwin as guest speakers
    • Open forum/Q&A style
      • Bring questions!
  • Fall Break Conversations
    • Discussed with Provost (and many others)
    • Planning for Fall 2019
      • 2 days off in October
  • Last Lecture
    • Begin to think of faculty/staff to nominate

Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report

Financial Affairs Budget

 

Amount ($)

Percentage

Total Appropriations Budget

$156,506.00

 

Total General Fund

$152,506.00

Total General Fund Outlays

$89,780.00

58.87%

Proposed SB S 2018-01

$10,490.00

6.88%

Total General Fund Remaining

$52,236.00

34.25%

 

Total New Student Org. Fund

$ 4,000.00

Total New Student Org. Fund Outlays

$400.00

10.00%

Proposed SB S 2018-01

$0.00

0.00%

Total New Student Org. Fund Remaining

$ 3,600.00

90.00%

 

Total Appropriations Budget Remaining

$55,836.00

35.68%

 

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget

$ 5,000.00

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Outlays

$2,550.00

51.00%

Proposed SB S 2018-01

$600.00

12.00%

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Remaining

$ 1,850.00

37.00%

 

Number of Events Funded (does not include SB S 2018-01)

87

Number of Organizations Funded (does not include SB S 2018-01)

64

Student Life Committee Report

    1. Police Appreciation Day – Tuesday, January 9th
    2. Meet the Reps – located in lobbies of according college buildings
      1. CLASS -Thurs. January 18th @ 10am-12pm
      2. WCBA -Wed. January 24th @ 11am-1pm
      3. Waiting to confirm with STEM, BCOE, HHS, CCAC and Graduate College
    3. Election
      1. FYE Classes
      2. Open forum at Republic Pizza
    4. Marketing Video
    5. Federal Frenzy – April 21st, 2018
    6. Student Org. Fair – Wednesday, January 10th

Assessment and Enrichment Committee Report

  1. Processing the Results of the Parking Survey
    • We received a lot of results!
    • Emma is going to work on finding themes
    • Determining what concerns we can contront
  2. Y cup (Like the famous SGA water bottles, but new and improved!)
    • Looking into pursuing this 
    • A thermos that students could use for hot and cold drinks
    • Provide a discount for students that use them at dining options
    • Tackles cutting down waste AND (possibly) offers a student discount!
    • Thoughts? 
  3. Make sure you reach out to your student groups that were assigned by Mo! 

Academic Affairs Committee Report

    1. Essay Competition Finalization
      1. Judges so far: Angela Messenger and Molly Burdette. Looking for one more
      2. Feb. 8th due date
      3. Awards: $75, $50, $25 book store gift cards
    2. Students Defending Students
      1. Review language
      2. Discussed two options. Option one: Judiciary committee, with entirely different staffing through SGA
      3. Option 2: Or, group outside of SGA through Student Conduct
    3. Mayor Town Hall
      1. February 6th, Tuesday at 5-7pm
      2. Contacted Tito Brown and Carla Baldwin
        1. Waiting on confirmation
        2. Ernie to moderate
        3. Maybe Ohio Room instead of Chestnut Room
        4. Academic affairs to contact professors for forum
  1. Working on developing new ideas for this semester

SB S 2018-01

January 22, 2018

A Bill

Make Appropriations for 7 organizations

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Youngstown State University Student Government Association assembled, that the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Appropriations Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2018, for the following activities of student organizations:

Section 1: Dana Guitar Association of YSU is appropriated the sum of $1,550 from the general fund to defray the cost of concert fees for their “Jazz Masterclass” event held on March 12, 2018. This event will be held in Bliss Hall. One hundred twenty (120) students are expected to attend.

Section 2: Chi Sigma Iota, Eta Chapter is appropriated the sum of $2,800 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration, hotel, and airfare fees for their “American Counseling Association Conference” event held on April 26, 2018 thru April 29, 2018. This event will be held in Atlanta, GA. Four (4) students are expected to attend.

Section 3: Alpha Epsilon Delta and American Medical Student Association are appropriated the sum of $1,700 from the general fund and $600 from the Chartwells budget to defray the cost of catering, beverages, parking, and security fees for their “YSU Health Professionals Alumni Dinner” held on February 23rd, 2018. This event will be held in the DeBartolo Stadium Club. One hundred fifty (150) students are expected to attend.

Section 4: American Marketing Association is appropriated the sum of $3,200 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration and airfare costs for their “Annual Collegiate Conference” held on April 4, 2018 thru April 8, 2018. This event will be held in New Orleans, LA. Nine (9) students are expected to attend.

Section 5: Pi Sigma Alpha-Alpha Alpha Rho is appropriated the sum of $640 from the general fund to defray the cost of van rental, parking, and hotel fees for their “National Conference” held on February 16, 2018 thru February 18, 2018. This event will be held in Washington, DC. Twenty-Seven (27) students are expected to attend.

Section 6: Men’s Club Lacrosse is appropriated the sum of $300 from the general fund to defray the cost of referees for their “Home Game” held on February 10, 2018. This event will be held at Stambaugh Stadium. Twenty-five (25) students are expected to attend.

Section 7: Men’s Club Lacrosse is appropriated the sum of $300 from the general fund to defray the cost of referees for their “Home Game” held on February 17, 2018. This event will be held at Stambaugh Stadium. Twenty-five (25) students are expected to attend.