11/18/2015 SGA Minutes

Eastern Mennonite University

Student Government Association

November 18, 2015

Moment of Meditation/Prayer

  • Call to Order
    • Hanna calls meeting to order at 8:07pm.
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Minutes
    • Minutes approved.
  • Announcements
    • Reminder: Abstain Protocol
    • Idea Drive: Office Hours
    • #GivingTuesday matching offer
      • There is a donor who will match student donations up to $3,000.
    • Plans for next semester
  • Old Business
    • Points of Action: Focus Groups
  • New Business
    • Community Accord
      • Part of University Accord. The student presence in university accord. Want to get the word out about the services they offer.
  • Open Floor
    • Vi: there was a regular undergraduate meeting on Monday. Every student will be charged $60 for books per course. The positive is students can just go to the bookstore and pick up the books. It does nothing for the students who don’t use the bookstore.
      • Ken: last year there were opportunities for students to attend meetings and they did not get many students attending.
      • Taylor: would we be able to have more discussion with students and those in charge?
      • Vi: I suggest your presidents invite them to come discuss more with student and SGA voices.
    • Taylor: Alyssa spoke with me and they had some students drop out at the last minute from the SOA trip. ¬†They may not be using an extra van and will be able to return some of the money.
    • Sara: went to cross-cultural meeting to pick new cross-culturals.
    • Sara: there’s an interest in holding an antiracist training on campus next year.
    • Jessamyn: went to MCC NYC conference. There are students from other Mennonite colleges who want to divest their colleges from companies that support the Israel war.
  • Adjournment
    • Mario motions to adjourn the meeting. Robert seconds. Meeting adjourned at 8:48pm.