Associated Student Government recognized a new organization and approved a reserve fund request for Sigma Tau Gamma at their meeting last Thursday. The senate also introduced two new bills regarding textual amendments to one of ASG’s allocation bills from last year, as well as the bill for the 2013 fiscal year allocations.
Audrey Shown, junior sociology major, represented the Anthropology Club as the president of the organization. Shown said that the club’s purpose is to raise awareness of anthropology, which she considers to be “a really small field here at Emporia State.”
“I want to do more community service than we have in the past, hopefully with more events around the area,” Shown said, “and just to get more people involved in grad schools and things like that in the area of anthropology.”
Shown said that the group currently has eight members, but if ASG approved the group, then she would speak to anthropology classes in order to help recruit more members. The senate voted to approve the organization by a vote of 22-0-0.
The only other bill voted on at the meeting was a reserve fund request for the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, which was represented by Luke Farnsworth, junior physical and health education major and president of the fraternity. The request was for additional funds for the fraternity’s regional conference.
The reason for the request, according to the bill, was the location being changed very recently to Jefferson City and that they would need to add roughly 120 miles to the allocations. The group will take eight members to the conference. Farnsworth explained that the costs for the conference are paid out of pocket because any fundraising the fraternity does goes towards philanthropy.
“We go do workshops on how to recruit better, how to have better risk management skills that we can learn especially when chapter is going through an appeal process through a risk management event…just taking things back to our chapter to improve Emporia State,” Farnsworth said.
The senate voted to approve the request by a vote of 21-0-1. The senate will meet again at 5 p.m. in the Senate Chamber on Nov. 29 to vote on the textual amendments as well as the recognition of another RSO, Beta Beta Beta.