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August 28, 2017 Minutes

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Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
    1. 4:00 PM
  2. Guest Speakers – Meet your advisors!
    1. Ms. Erin Driscoll, Director of Student Activities
    2. Mr. Gary Swegan, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management
    3. Dr. Karen Becker, Director of First Year Experience
    4. Dr. Chet Cooper, Professor of Biological Studies & Chair to Academic Senate
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
    1. Motion to approve Minutes & Agenda: Sam Kulifay
    2. Second: Mo Abdelrasoul
  5. Approval of the Executive Committee Elections and Appointments
    1. Motion to approve Executive Committee Elections and Appointments: Lindsay Heldreth
    2. Second: Megan Jones
  6. Executive Business
    1. President’s Report
    2. Executive Vice President’s Report
    3. Vice President for Financial Affairs’ Report
    4. Vice President for Student Life’s Report
    5. Vice President for Assessment and Enrichment
  7. Unfinished Business
  8. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB F 2017-01)
      1. Motion to open floor on discussion: Dylan Anders
      2. Second: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      3. Motion to close floor on discussion: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      4. Second: Mark Slavens
      5. Motion to previous question: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      6. Second: Kenna Rearick
      7. Motion to vote on the bill: Megan Jones
      8. Second: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      9. Opposed: 0
      10. Abstentions: 3
    2. “How can I be an active SGA member?”
      1. Moataz Abdelrasoul, Parliamentarian
        1. Discussed Robert’s Rules and references to SGA documents with the body
    3. Electing Committee Chairs
      1. Motion to open floor: Moataz Abdelrasoul
      2. Second: Dylan Anders
      3. Moataz Abdelrasoul nominated Caroline Smith for Academic Affairs, she accepted, with no opposition.
      4. Dylan Anders nominated Jenna Roesch for Student Life, she accepted, with no opposition.
      5. Lindsay Heldreth nominated Montana Churma for Financial Affairs, she accepted (with a written statement), with no opposition.
      6. Kenna Rearick nominated Lindsay Heldreth for assessment and enrichment, she accepted, with no opposition.
    4. New Financial Path Discussion—Dylan Anders
      1. Overviewed new rules regarding financial path changes
      2. Overviewed Summer I and Summer II appropriations
      3. Overviewed new formalities regarding student organization-directed questions during body meetings
      4. Dr. Becker: Question of how we facilitate the fundraiser funding (i.e. ticket sales)
        1. Dylan answers with procedure
    5. Student Trustee Report- Allan Metz and Lexi Rager
      1. Introductions and overview of report
      2. Correction: June 14th Meeting, NOT March 16th
  9. Announcements
    1. Katie Koestner Lecture 8/31 at 7pm in WCBA Auditorium
    2. Pete’s Pub- coming in September
  10. Gallery Remarks
    1. Remarks from Rebecca Banks to overview opportunities for students
  11. Advisors’ Remarks
    1. Dr. Cooper has nothing to say…
  12. Members’ Remarks
  13. Adjournment
    1. Motion to adjourn: Dylan Anders
    2. Second: Moataz Abdelrasoul
    3. 4:51 PM

President and Executive Vice President’s Report

  • Applications
    • We have filled seats for HHS, STEM, and CCAC
    • We have solicited applications for Freshmen Representatives and will then schedule phone interviews to speak with the top contenders for freshmen representatives with our available seats
      • Then we will appoint the Representatives and place them on their respective committees
    • The same process has occurred for Academic Senate- we had 12 openings
  • Interns
    • Marketing Manager
      • Soliciting applications still
    • Technology Director
      • Soliciting applications still
  • Voter Registration
    • Wanted to increase the number of college students who are registered to vote
    • State House sent us free voter registration packets and we passed them out at IGNITE
      • Great feedback and delivered some to the Board of Elections
    • Will keep blank forms in our office throughout the year
  • Student Leadership Summit
    • 2- Understanding Financial Appropriations- Dylan Anders
    • 2- Town Hall Sessions
      • Gathered input and feedback from students
      • Gave them some of our goals and ideas for the year
    • Distributed pad-folios as prize incentive
  • 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
  • Tuition Guarantee Committee
    • Neal McNally would like 2 SGA reps
      • State law permits universities to implement a tuition of guarantee program that would allow tuition to increase by as much as 6% for the incoming cohort class (Fall 2018)
      • OU, Miami, and OSU have implemented these plans
      • Want to consider something similar for YSU
  • Academic Affairs Projections
    • Textbook Affordability working with Provost and TBA Committee
    • Last Lecture Series will be continued
  • Textbook Affordability
    • Let Ernie know if you are interested in serving on the Textbook Affordability committee
    • Will be setting up a meeting in the coming weeks
    • Had meetings with President and Provost
      • State of Ohio must reduce costs of textbooks by 50% within the next 5 years
      • Will continue to compile list of affordable resources and encourage departments across campus to use the same textbooks
        • Want all sections of gen-ed courses to be using the same book
      • Will continue to solicit textbook donations at the end of each semester (with incentives for students)
  • Inclusion and Awareness
    • Met a few times over the summer (Ernie attended)
    • Resolution to establish “Single Use” Restrooms
      • Will bring to the SGA Body and the Academic Senate

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 Used

$0.00

0.00%

Proposed SB F 2017-01

$3,675.00

2.41%

Total General Fund Remaining

$148,831.00

97.59%

 

Total New Student Org. Fund

$ 4,000.00

Total New Student Org. Fund Used

$0.00

0.00%

Proposed SB F 2017-01

$0.00

0.00%

Total New Student Org. Fund Remaining

$ 4,000.00

100.00%

 

Total Appropriations Budget Remaining

$152,831.00

97.65%

 

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget

$ 5,000.00

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Used

$0.00

0.00%

Proposed SB F 2017-01

$0.00

0.00%

Total Chartwells In-Kind Budget Remaining

$ 5,000.00

100.00%

Vice President for Student Life’s Report

  • Welcome Week Events
    • Team Tressel T-Shirt Toss: 8/28 from 11am-1pm
    • Ice Cream Extravaganza: 8/30 from 12pm-2pm
  • SGA Retreat
    • Possibly Weekend of September 15-16
    • Look for email from me with survey to choose best available time
  • Collection Drive for Texas A&M, Galveston Campus
    • Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit and the students have all evacuated their campus
    • A student came to us with an idea to have a collection drive of sheets, toiletries, and blankets (would send to their SGA)

Vice President for Assessment and Enrichment’s Report

  • Little Free Libraries
    • Plan to continue working with the Rotary to implement the Little Free Library Program
  • Parking Services
    • Assessment of Parking Services
      • Heard many complaints over the summer
      • Will work to see what can be done better
  • Brainstorm
    • Need ideas for what committee members feel needs to be assessed at this university

SB F 2017-01

August 28, 2017

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, 2017, for the following activities of student organizations:

Section 1: Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), is appropriated the sum of $675.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration and hotel fees for their “SAE National Convention” held on July 6th, 2017. This event will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. Two (2) students are expected to attend.

Section 2: Phi Sigma Rho, is appropriated the sum of $700.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration fees, van rental, gas costs, and hotel fees for their “Phi Sigma Rho National Leadership Convention” held on July 13th, 2017. This event will be held in St. Louis, Missouri. Six (6) students are expected to attend.

Section 3: Guinathon, is appropriated the sum of $700.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of registration fees, parking, tolls, and gas costs for their “Dance Marathon Leadership Conference” held on July 20th, 2017. This event will be held at the University of Maryland. Eight (8) students are expected to attend.

Section 4: YSU Bass Fishing Club, is appropriated the sum of $700.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of hotel and fuel cost for their “FLW Qualifying Event” competition held on July 19th, 2017. This event will be held in Chautauqua, New York. Six (6) students are expected to attend.

Section 5: Panhellenic Council and The Student Life Committee of the Student Government Association, are appropriated the sum of $700.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of speaker fees for their “Katie Koestner Talk” event held on August 31st, 2017. This event will be held in Williamson Hall on Youngstown State University’s Campus. One hundred (100) students are expected to attend.

Section 6: Delta Zeta, is appropriated the sum of $200.00 from the general fund to defray the cost of twenty five YSU student admissions for their “Hits for Hearing” event held on September 29th, 2017. This event will be held at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts in Youngstown, OH. Two hundred fifty (250) are expected to attend.