Richmond College senators passed their budget and $126,986 in allocations for campus organizations on Wednesday night during the last Richmond College Student Government Association meeting of the year in the Whitehurst Living Room.
Representatives from each of the 60 campus organizations are required to present their organization's financial request to the Student Organization Budget Allocation Committee every year. The committee's vote for approval is determined by how much money each organization had left from last year and how it used its funding.
This year the committee is composed of Westhampton College President Generra Peck, Westhampton College Treasurer Meghan Cardell, Richmond College President Matthew Whittaker, Richmond College Vice President of Finance Gabe Gigliotti, and Director of Student Activities Max Vest.
Isaac Aaron, 2009 senator, is starting an ad-hoc committee to increase student communication with faculty. This committee would establish goals for better relationships and would make sure that student voices are heard among faculty and administration.
"I want this to be a student-run committee where students and faculty are on the same page," Aaron said.
Aaron said he believed this was really important and hoped for more student representation on decision-making committees with the Richmond faculty and administration, he said.
RCSGA talked also about a catch-and-release-fishing policy for the lake because a few people have abused the privilege to fish by filling up their buckets with sunfish. Richmond College Dean Joe Boehman said entrance lights for the university on Boatwright Drive will be addressed and RC Senators approved the 2010 class cabinet for the 2008-09 school year.
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