SGA Corner: Fall Fest, New Breakfast Option, and Senate Bills Passed

By: Annie Carr, SGA Press Secretary 

SGA1Have you opted in yet? Don’t forget to select option 1 on myUTK before classes start in the spring. Opting in to student programming fees gives you the opportunity to attend events on campus for free that you would have to pay for if you chose to opt out.

For more on why you should #OptIN, see SGA President Kelsey Keny’s column in the Daily Beacon.

News:

At Tuesday’s senate meeting, Bill 03-15, Bill to Support Gender Neutral/Family Style Bathrooms passed with forty-seven “yes,” ten “no,” and twelve abstentions. It will be passed along to administrators for review.

Bill 04-15, Bill to Bring UT Buildings into ADA Compliance passed with an amendment to address lack of braille in the Nursing Building and ensure all buildings under construction are ADA compliant. The bill passed with sixty-eight “yes” votes, zero “no,” and one abstention.

Mmmmmmmm, breakfast! The PCB Chick-Fil-A is now serving breakfast — all thanks to an SGA senate bill from last year!

Involved: 

fallfestUT’S National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and SGA’s Diversity Affairs Committee invite you to help serve the community during their annual Fall Fest from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8 at Sarah Moore Greene Elementary School. E-mail naacp@utk.edu to sign up to volunteer.

In order to make Fall Fest a success, we are in need of unopened bags of candy donations. Candy bins for donations are up at various locations on campus including the Women’s Center in the UC, Hess Hall, I-House, and the Black Cultural Center.

Reminders:

Got an issue on campus that you think SGA Senate can help solve? Contact your senator! Locate your senators here.

Awesome:

Congrats to our 2014–2015 Election Commission! These individuals were appointed and approved by the senate during Tuesday’s meeting. They will review this year’s election packet and approve changes. This group will also oversee the 2015 elections. Members include:

Jordan Frye, election commissioner
Kelsey Keny
Connor Dugosh
Jessica Welch
David Cobb
Katie Rall
Bradford Reszel
Alex Hwang