SGA held their final meeting Dec. 2 and voted unanimously to allocate funds for two events and pass two resolutions. 

Junior senator Amber DiPersia proposed Senate Resolution 003 to congratulate the Bears on their win of the Sun Belt Conference. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

Senate Resolution 004 was also passed by unanimous consent and was another act of congratulations to the UCA women’s cross country team and their win of the Southland Conference Championship. This was the team’s first conference championship win in over two decades. 

SGA also unanimously decided to allocate funds for two separate events. They voted to first allocate $2,500 for the purpose of food and venue costs for the much anticipated SGA Centennial Celebration. 

The second allocation occurred in response to a co-sponsor opportunity. SGA voted to allocate $1,750 in sponsorship funds for the 2020 Miss Essence Pageant, which was in threat of being hindered due to a lack of funds. SGA’s logo will be present in return for their sponsorship. 

The vice president of operations, junior Jamaal Lockings, reminded the senate that SGA’s “Donuts for Finals” is coming up Dec. 10 and Dec. 12, where from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m, students will be able to snag a donut in preparation for their finals exams in the Student Center lobby.

Executive president senior Rose McGarrity announced to the senators that they could receive SGA graduation cords if they end their time as part of SGA in good standing. Graduating senior and senator Joshua Eddinger-Lucero was presented with his cord and received a loud applause from his fellow senators. 

Sophomore senator Garrett Spears reported that he and the Internal Affairs committee would be making a Google document available so that other senators can provide comments and suggestions on the bill that revises the SGA constitution during the holiday break. He hopes that the bill will be up for voting in late January or early February.

Sustainability committee chair junior senator Javier Hernandez reported that containers for glass recycling have been made available to students and are located in Bear Hall. They will begin to be placed in the remaining residence halls in the future. 

SGA will meet again Jan. 13.

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