Minutes for SGA Meeting
August 25, 2014
President Slavens called the meeting to order at 4:05pm.
Guest Speaker: President Tressel
o We as students serving on SGA has a huge impact on YSU
o The ongoing question SGA is asking is how can we get more involvement by students? Let’s start by being really good, we can create the engagement of more students by make something people want to be a part of.
o Pete’s Pride group has 180 people signed up to come to campus and spend their time; it’s a rewarding experience
o Quality activities on campus must be fun and enjoyable
Theresa took roll call. There are 37 voting members present at the start of the meeting.
The minutes from the previous meeting and agenda were approved with no objections.
Applications will be accepted until midnight, freshman applications – according to bylaws will be accepted until Friday. This is an ongoing process.
The AARRC is helping out with enrollment on campus.
Royall & Company is getting the names of students that are planning to attend YSU and reaching out to them. So far this has shown to be a great success. It has shown a 150% increase statistic.
- Update on numbers: we’re down on numbers which can be attributed to students that didn’t make it in or students that weren’t allowed into YSU.
PAC needs volunteers to staff the upcoming event. The event was created to give a solid base of professional attire to students that don’t have anything to wear to interviews. We want to tie with local businesses.
Executive Vice President’s Report:
Committee membership is one variable in an ongoing process, there is an overlap between Academic Affairs and Academic Senate. Everyone will be involved and kept up to date. There will be a consistent form of communication via forum that will be decided.
Leadership Summit “Town Hall Meetings” were successful. We ultimately learned that students don’t know how to access information.
Vice President for Financial Affairs Report:
During the Leadership Summit the “Funding Student Organization” meeting was heavily attended. Steps for that process are posted on our website (www.ysu.edu/sga)
There were lots of summer appropriations. We’re helping student organizations reach their
Vice President for Student Life Report:
The Block Party had a consistent flow of students.
Football toss had a great turnout; the Team Tressel shirts were successful and great for school spirit.
Student One Stop was at the campus core Lemonade Giveaway for students to associate themselves with the portal. Students that stopped by received a free t-shirt.
Committee Chair Reports: NO REPORTS
Chair of Student Life
Chair of Academic Affairs
Chair of University Affairs
Chair of Financial Affairs
There is no unfinished business.
Committee Chair Elections
Student Life: Malsch nominates Adams
Adams is elected
Academic Affairs: Anderson nominates Edgell
Edgell is elected
University Affairs: Edgell nominates DeFuria, Meditz nominates Shehadi
Defuria is elected
Financial Affairs: Orr nominates Anderson, Davis nominates Philips, and Gordon nominates Wolfe
Voting via paper ballot
Anderson: 13 Phillips: 13 Wolfe: 8
Due to tie voting resumes
Anderson: 15 Phillips: 19
Phillips is elected
A Bill (SB F 2014-1)
Motion to amend the dates from Section 4 from Sept. 5 to Jan. 23: Davis first, Greathouse second.
Section 1: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $400.00 to Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. This is to cover the cost of lodging for the Sigma Tau Gamma Grand Chapter to be held in New Orleans July 30th through August 2nd. Sixteen (16) members are expected to attend.
YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 3
Section 2: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $400.00 to Helping Others by Providing Encouragement. This is to defray the cost of registration for the TWLOHA Summer Conference to be held in Cape Canaveral July 25th through July 27nd. Four (4) members are expected to attend.
YES: 37 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0
Section 3: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $200.00 to Chi Alpha from the Chartwell’s catering fund. This is to defray the cost of the Chi Alpha Welcome Open House to be held August 21st in the Jones room. Thirty (30) members and other students are expected to attend.
YES: 37 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 0
Section 4: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $200.00 to the YSU Honors Council from the Chartwell’s catering fund. This is to defray the cost of their YSU Fall Honors Recognition program to be held September 5th in the Chestnut room of Kilcawley center. Over one hundred (100) students are expected to attend.
YES: 34 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 3
Section 5: In a general consensus between the President, the Vice President, and the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Student Government appropriated the sum of $200.00 to Student Affairs Leadership Support Association (SALSA) from the Chartwell’s catering fund. This is to defray the cost of the Student Affairs Meet and Greet to be held September 12th in the Chestnut room. Seventy five (75) members and other students are expected to attend.
YES: 36 NO: 0 ABSTENTIONS: 1
Motion to close the floor on new business: Andriko first, Yazvac second
There are no gallery remarks.
Cooper: Next week is interviews for the four finalists of the Provost. It is an open forums and student leaders are urged to attend; the interviews will be all day. Students are asked to go and provide input. The candidates will be announced (probably) tomorrow 8/26.
Driscoll: You as student leaders are the voice and ears of students so I challenge you to pay attention to what’s happening around campus
DePoy: Visit the website American student government association
( http://asgaonline.com/ME2/Default.asp ) a strong student organization directly leads to a better experience for all students. We as leaders on campus have to ask what we can do to make YSU a stronger institution and what we can do to help YSU. Serving on SGA will help your résumé and you, in turn, will help wherever you serve in the future a stronger place.
Becker: SGA could be involved in an event that is planned on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 10am-2pm. A store of clothes is in progress to help students who don’t have professional clothing. The bigger picture for the store is to be able to help people with internships and professional jobs. Volunteers are needed for abovementioned time and date.
People will be there presenting professional ideas and résumés for people attending (hair, makeup, gift cards included)
Incorporation of National Students- for more information attend committee meetings
Grow Youngstown: ( http://www.growyoungstown.org/ ) Has fresh produce that is locally raised and it’s helping our community.
UPAC: September 10th
Motion to adjourn the meeting: Andriko
Meeting adjourned at 5:13pm.