The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted its weekly open meeting yesterday. All members of the Wilmington College community are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings as it is a direct form of communication with the student government.
SGA will hold its open meetings in Boyd 210 to allow for better social distancing and adhere to Wilmington College’s COVID-19 protocols. This is a location change from CSA308 because a Session II class now meets in that classroom. The meeting time will remain the same at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Eight people attended the meeting. They represented SGA, Student Senate, Activities Programming Board, and The Witness.
Below are the topics presented by the SGA board at the Oct. 27 meeting:
Kaleb Hubner, the vice president of administration, was absent.
Connor Heck, the vice president of faculty, alumni, and trustees, was absent.
Nate Johnson, the vice president of finance, reported that he is open to questions regarding the financial documents for student organizations. The documents are available digitally on WC@Home, and he encourages students to visit him during his office hours.
Ariana Riccardi, the vice president of SGA, reported that the Student Senate did not meet Sunday but is moving forward with a donation drive for the Quaker Cupboard. Drop-off locations are being selected. More information will be released.
Brittanie Clair, the vice president of public relations, reported that she is updating social media accounts and uploading content onto the Pyle TV scrolling announcements. She will hang flyers for the “graffiti contest” SGA is hosting.
Peyton Mullins, the vice president of elections, was absent.
Logan Schroer, the president of SGA, reported that SGA is partnering with the Wellness Committee to update parts of the Underground. They are holding a design contest to graffiti the wall behind the billiards tables. All students are able to submit a design, and the winners will paint the wall. The contest will end next Tuesday by 5 p.m. Designs can be emailed to SGA or Sigrid Solomon. The student government will partner with WC Votes to host a bipartisan election coverage viewing party next Tuesday.
Sigrid Solomon, SGA’s adviser, reported that Sodexo will be returning to SGA open meetings but only on the first Tuesday of each month. They will host a special lunch event Friday that will feature food from around the world, and their Thanksgiving dinner will be held Nov. 19. Webinars for parents and students to ask questions to college officials will be continued every other week; the next webinar will be this afternoon. Students should have received an email from Interim President Erika Goodwin regarding students’ return to campus after the Thanksgiving break. A survey was also sent for students to complete prior to returning to campus after the 5-day break.
Other topic points presented by non-SGA attendees include:
APB will not be holding any off-campus events for the rest of the semester in acknowledgment of Goodwin’s announcement. Events will now be hosted virtually when possible. A TED talk presentation via Zoom will be featured at the end of the week.
SGA members that cannot be on campus are not required to hold their weekly office hours. Instead, any student government affiliated work will count as office hours.
Student groups must present all events they intend to host to SGA at an open meeting prior to their scheduled event.