Seton Hall University Student Senate Meeting Agenda March 30

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Seton Hall University
Student Senate
Meeting Agenda
March 30, 2015
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Call to order at 6:01PM
Invocation by Jamandre
Roll Call
Gallery
 Aki Patel
 Patrick Barron
 Kevin Frisina
 Diana Gonzalez
Approval of Minutes
 Motion to approve the minutes by Green, second by Watts; approved 24-0
Approval of Agenda
 Motion to approve the agenda by De la Cruz; second by Kontoh-Boateng;
approved 25-0
Public Forum
Advisor’s Report
 Thank you for attending the Student Leadership Conference
 Elections seem to be going well. Keep campaigning and getting people to
vote.
President’s Report
 Voting has begun. We need to get voter turnout to prove we are a
legitimate representative body.
 Will be sending a survey out from Dr. Taylor to the Student Government
shortly
 Met with Pi Kappa Phi on Friday
 Recap of what we have done this term
i. Went to SG Voices at Caldwell College
ii. Implemented a new budget system
iii. Informal Ice Cream Social Town Hall to give us feedback for what
to work on during the term
iv. Played an integral role in upgrades to Cafe, Cove, and Living
Room
v. Instituted a GDS Philanthropic Policy
vi. Unveiled the commuter access privilege program
vii. Unveiled the TurboVote initiative
viii. Participated in the involvement fair
ix. Unveiled a new logo and a new vision for what SGA stands for
x. Unveiled a new website
xi. Co-hosted 9/11 Service with ROTC
xii. Negotiated an advertising agreement with the Setonian
xiii. Had the first TimTalks and started a trend of open forums for
constituencies
xiv. Spoke at the blessing ceremony of Stafford Hall
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Participated in Residence Hall House Calls
Passed comprehensive Bylaws Reform
Updated our Constitution
Reiterated and reaffirmed our support on the smoking initiative
Assisted the “It’s On Us” Campaign
Worked with the Political Science Dept on the Election Day event
Held another Town Hall
Held our second annual Veteran’s Day Program
Looked into Dual Degree Programs on Campus
Participated in ASGA conferences
Participated in Bounce N Trounce
Held two SOACs to add more clubs
Instituted an Athletics Task Force and resurrected Spirit Week
Worked to extend gym hours
Issued a proclamation for the success of the Women’s Basketball
Team
An ice machine is coming to campus
Created a proposal to extend dining hours based on student input
Were a visible presence on campus
Met with Pres. Esteban in October
Met with CFO regarding ATM change on campus
Served on TLTR committee to improve technology on campus
Served on budget committee
PR rebranded SGA once again
Village Relations worked with the village and got us representation
within South Orange
Academic Affairs has been working on the Honor Code Task
Force
Finance Committee did not run any type of deficit and helped
tremendously with the budget expansion process
Student Life worked closely with GDS, IT, SHUCycle, Athletics,
and Operations to do excellent work and institute change campus
wide
X. Treasurer’s Report
 Held successful sessions on Saturday to help orgs with questions regarding
Finances
 Printout of the Budget Application and the email I sent out is in the office
 Apps are due April 10th by 5pm
 Allocations will be sent by April 22
XI. Motion to suspend the rules to allow the co-sponsorship to present next by Scudieri,
second by Krause; approved 26-0
XII. Motion to reinstate the rules by Wilson, second by Strait; approved 24-0
XIII. Speaker’s Report
 Keep getting people to vote and campaigning
XIV. Committee Report
 Student Life
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Keep campaigning
Thanks to Tim for recognition
Vending machines will be installed in Stafford over the summer
Scheduling a meeting with Paul Fischer about printers in Stafford
as well
v. Meeting with Signorello and Ecology Club tomorrow
vi. Last Student Life meeting of the term will occur tomorrow night at
8PM in the office
 Academic Affairs
i. Last meeting we decided what initiatives to move forward with and
planned for next semester.
ii. Ready for the transition
 Finance
i. March 24th
1. AAMN – Lecture
a. Requested - $200
b. Granted - $0
2. Martial Arts Club – Equipment
a. Requested - $600
b. Granted - $350
3. SASA – Non-Formal
a. Requested - $700
b. Granted - Tabled
4. Active Minds – Send Silence Packing Exhibit
a. Requested - $900
b. Granted - $0
ii. Finance Committee members are serving office hours for budgets
the next two weeks
 Public Relations
i. Sign up for outreach
 Village Relations
i. Meeting with Irvington Ave Committee about an event before
finals
XV. Old Business
XVI. New Business
 Co-sponsorship- Lambda Tau Omega
o Blue Ribbon Campaign and Prevent Child Abuse America
 Bring awareness to campus about child abuse going on right now
o Hosting a week of events from April 7-10 including movie screening,
dinner, discussion panel
o Requesting help for Blue Ribbon Campaign Dinner and Blue Ribbon
Relay
 Requesting - $538.54
 Recommendation – full amount
o Motion to enter voting procedure by Howard, second by Krommenhoek;
approved 14-9
o Motion to enter debate (3 speakers 30 seconds) by Doolitte, second by De
la Cruz; NOT VOTED UPON
 Motion to allot full amount ($538.54) by Howard, second by
Aguilera; approved 21-1-1
XVII. Senatorial Courtesy
 Bach – Thank you to Lindsey and Patrick and Teagan for all of their help
with SLC
 Scudieri – Keep the office clean
 Krause – There is a recycling bin in the cove. Please recycle if you are in
the SGA Office
XVIII. Announcements
 Doolittle – April 9th 2PM ROTC is doing a helicopter flyover of SHU
 Krause – Week of April 22nd is Ecofest, make sure to check everything
out!
 Wilson – Enjoy Easter (or break) with your families, finish elections
strong
 Regalado – Tomorrow at 4PM the chamber choir is singing at the chapel!
 De La Cruz – I’m collecting water bottle caps to help pay for young
children’s blood transfusions. See me for details. There will be a box in
the SGA office
XIX. Adjourn at 7:11 PM
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