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September 18, 2017 Minutes

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Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
    1. 4:00 PM
  2. Guest Speaker
    1. Mr. Eddie Howard
      1. Culture of Community Campaign (RISE)
      2. Single Use Restroom Campaign
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
    1. Motion to approve 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
    7. Tuition Guarantee Committee- Dylan Anders and Allan Metz
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB F 2017-03)
      1. Point of information: Dylan Anders
      2. Motion to Open Floor on Discussion: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      3. Second: Sara O’Kane
      4. Friendly amendment to Section 3: They are travelling to Geneva, not Painesville.
      5. Motion to Close Floor on Discussion: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      6. Second: Megan Jones
      7. Motion to Previous Question: Lindsey Heldreth
      8. Second: Sara O’Kane
      9. Motion to Vote on the Bill as a Whole: Megan Jones
      10. Second: Sara O’Kane
        1. Opposed: 1
        2. Abstention: 2
    2. Standing Rules Amendments
      1. Changes regarding abstentions
      2. Motion to vote on bill: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      3. Second: Saidah Yusuf
      4. Opposed: 0
      5. Abstentions: 2
    3. By-Laws Amendment (Harry Meshel Award)
      1. Award in honor of the late Mr. Meshel
      2. Friendly amendment by Jenna Roesch, “be measured” instead of “by measured” in subsection 8(a)
      3. Motion to vote on bill: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      4. Second: Ernie Barkett
        1. Opposed: 0
        2. Abstentions: 1
    4. Single Use Restroom Resolution (SR S 2017-01)
      1. Motion to open discussion: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      2. Second: Kenna Rearick
        1. Saidah Yusuf: Any current plans for single use bathrooms in university development plans?
          1. Ernie Barkett: No
        2. Sara O’Kane: Can there be inclusion into shower facilities?
          1. Rayann Atway: Reasonable idea, but we will have to check.
        3. Saidah Yusuf: Is there space available for these restrooms?
          1. Ernie Barkett: It is up to facilities to reallocate space.
          2. Erin Driscoll: Has been discussed in committee, they [facilities] can manage the spacial needs
        4. Caroline: Add Jones Hall to list.
          1. Erin Driscoll: Jones Hall already contains single use restrooms, but it requires signage.
        5. Allen Metz: Add Phelps Building
          1. Daniel Bancroft: Phelps also contains single use restrooms, add signage though.
        6. Lindsey Heldreth: Add Beeghly Center
      3. Motion to close discussion: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      4. Second: Ernie Barkett
      5. Motion to vote on bill: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      6. Second: Mark Slavens
        1. Opposed: 0
        2. Abstentions: 0
  8. Announcements
    1. SGA Retreat (September 29th, 5pm-7pm at V2)
      1. Incentive
  9. Gallery Remarks
  10. Advisors’ Remarks
    1. Erin: New student travel rules
  11. Members’ Remarks
  12. Adjournment: 4:59
    1. Motion to adjourn: Dylan Anders
    2. Second: Ernie Barkett

President and Executive Vice President’s Report

  • SGA New Hires/Appointments
    • Welcome Floyd, Marcia, Emma, Carson, Dominic, Anthony, and Jaylin!
    • Technology Director- Zack While
    • Marketing Manager- Rachel Shipp
    • Food Pantry Student Employee- Hadeal Yusuf
  • Computer Labs/Charging Station
    • BYOD (Bring your own device)
    • Want to convert some of the labs and test this idea
    • Wireless printing options
    • Name this Tech Spot
      • Penguin Plug-In (voted on last year in SGA) in Kilcawley hopefully by October
      • Another one in Williamson (by May 2018)
      • Goal will be to have one in four corners of campus, but they are working on securing funding in order to accomplish this
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection Drive
    • THANK YOU for volunteering and collecting donations
    • Sending a truck down TOMORROW to Texas A&M
      • Need volunteers at 8am to help us load the truck
    • Donation from Ms. Capri Cafaro to offset shipping costs
    • Excellent work and a ton of donations collected
  • Food Pantry
    • In the process of securing new space for expanded food pantry
      • Previously used by the National Guard (in Wendy’s)
    • More donations from ACE, Greek Life, and the International Studies Office
    • Will be purchasing fridge/freezer soon
      • Dr. Sumell is getting in contact with the NEA Grant office
    • Food Pantry Advisory Committee meeting soon
    • Dietetics students to make pre-packed bags
  • Inclusion and Awareness
    • Cultural Competence Training October 7th from 3-5pm (Ohio Room)
    • Resolution to establish “Single Use” Restrooms
      • Will bring to the SGA Body and the Academic Senate
  • Textbook Affordability
    • TBA Committee meeting soon
    • Want to see what current departments are doing to save students money
      • Let us know what your department is doing

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

$15,310.00

10.04%

 

Proposed SB F 2017-03

$6,295.00

4.13%

Total General Fund Remaining

$130,901.00

85.83%

 

Total New Student Org. Fund

$ 4,000.00

Total New Student Org. Fund Outlays

$0.00

0.00%

 

Proposed SB F 2017-03

$200.00

5.00%

Total New Student Org. Fund Remaining

$ 3,800.00

95.00%

 

Total Appropriations Budget Remaining

$134,701.00

86.07%

 

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget

$ 5,000.00

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Outlays

$600.00

12.00%

 

Proposed SB F 2017-03

$0.00

0.00%

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Remaining

$ 4,400.00

88.00%

 

Number of Events Funded (includes SB F 2017-03)

23

Number of Organizations Funded (includes SB F 2017-03)

22

*report includes SB F 2017-02 approved via email

Student Life Committee Report

  • Fall Fire Fest-September 23 @ lot behind McDonalds
    • Partnering with Penguin Productions for an activity
    • Providing chips and dip for students
    • Volunteers needed from 6pm-11pm day of
  • SGA Retreat-September 29 from 5-7pm @ V2 downtown
    • Pizza, pasta, apps
    • Games/Icebreakers
  • Homecoming-October 28
    • Tailgate: corn hole, activities, ideas for partnership with other organizations?
    • Cater:
      • MVR
      • Looking into other options
    • Giveaways
  • Long Night Against Procrastination-November 30 from 7-10pm @ Library
  • Goals for this year
    • Increased student involvement
    • Catering to YSU’s diverse student population
    • Body member involvement outside of the Ohio room

Assessment and Enrichment Committee Report

  1. Little Free Library
    1. Reach out to organizations that might be interested
    2. Talked about upkeep, and troubleshot the project
  2. Parking survey
    1. Parking passes
    2. Parking spaces
  3. Informal questionnaires 
    1. Bi-weekly
  4. YSU / Student ID deals and discounts
    1. Looking at what we currently have listed and revising it 
    2. Website layout changes
    3. App layout feedback
  5. Hope to see everyone at the retreat on Friday September 29th from 7-9 at V2!

Academic Affairs Committee Report

    1. Textbook Affordability:
      1. Targeting general education classes, integrate textbooks, stopping textbook requirements if unnecessary
      2. Other ideas: lengthening hours of rental at Maag
    2. Last Lecture:
      1. Possibly expanding who can be nominated to speak
    3. SGA Retreat: September 29, 5-7, @ V2
    4. Goals for the year:
      1. YSU being a place for academics
      2. Graduate school
      3. Academics
    5. Budget Advisory
      1. Tuition increasing, simplify the bills
    6. Faculty strike
      1. Fact finding delayed by a week (Most likely to happen first week of October)
    7. Discussion:
      1. Essay contests in the past
      2. Email Ernie with classes that have required texts that are typically unused by students
      3. Funnel people into YSU app
      4. Incentivize professors to consider other options for texts, ie online options, powerpoints, etc.

Tuition Guarantee Committee- Dylan Anders and Allan Metz

  1. Tuition Guarantee Committee Report – Dylan Anders, Allan Metz
    1. Met to discuss possibility of raising tuition for future freshmen classes
      1. Tuition could be raised up to 6% the current cost, but would be locked in and unchanged for 12 semesters from the point of first enrollment
      2. Eliminate some fees, which would be absorbed into tuition rate
      3. If a student exceeds these 12 semesters, would continue paying at the rate of the new incoming freshmen cohort
      4. Intended to motivate students to finish education in 4 years, also to guarantee to student the cost of education
      5. Modeled after Ohio State University, Ohio University, and Miami University
    2. Final version of policy will be sent to the office of the Chancellor of the University System of Ohio for approval

SB F 2017-03

September 18, 2017

A Bill

Make appropriations for 6 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: Chi Alpha, is appropriated the sum of $2,000.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of admission fees for their “Fall Breakaway” event held on October 6th to the 8th, 2017. This event will be held in Heartland Conference and Retreat Center Marengo, OH. Twenty (20) students are expected to attend.

Section 2: Equestrian Team, is appropriated the sum of $1,110.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of class, reining and hotel fees for their “Tiffin Horse Show” event held on September 22nd and 23rd, 2017. This event will be held at Seneca County Fairgrounds. Nine (9) students are expected to attend.

Section 3: Equestrian Team, is appropriated the sum of $1,280.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of entry, reining, and coach fees for their “Youngstown State Horse Show” event held on September 29th and 30th, 2017. This event will be held at Painsville, Ohio. Ten (10) students are expected to attend.

Section 4: Men’s Soccer, is appropriated the sum of $400.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of van rental for their “Soccer Game” held on October 7th, 2017. This event will be held in Columbus, OH. Twenty-two (22) students are expected to attend.

Section 5: Men’s Soccer, is appropriated the sum of $150.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of officials for their “Soccer Game” held on October 15th, 2017. This event will be held at Youngstown State University, OH. Twenty (20) students are expected to attend.

Section 6: Ultimate Frisbee Club, is appropriated the sum of $575.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of student bid fees and hotel rooms for their “North Coast Ultimate Frisbee Tournament” event held on October 7th and 8th, 2017. This event will be held in Nathan Hale Park Parma Heights, OH. Sixteen (16) students are expected to attend.

Section 7: Women’s Lacrosse, is appropriated the sum of $580.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of van rental and entry fees for their “W & J Lacrosse Round Robin” event held on October 7th, 2017. This event will be held at Washington and Jefferson University, Pitt. Nineteen (19) students are expected to attend.

Section 8: Youngstown State Hip-Hop Team, is appropriated the sum of $200.00 from the new student organization fund to defray the cost of clothing and other equipment necessary to the initiation of the group.