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SGA Hosts Open Meetings in Person and in Safe Ways

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted its weekly open meeting Tuesday. 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 CSA 308 to allow for better social distancing and adhere to Wilmington College’s COVID-19 protocols. The meeting time will remain the same at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Approximately 15 people attended the meeting. They represented SGA, Student Senate, Activities Programming Board, Greek Life, Sigma Alpha, DubC Clay Target Club, and The Witness.

Below are the topics presented by the SGA board at the Sept.15 meeting:

Kaleb Hubner, the vice president of administration, reported that he is working with the IT department to upload content and open meeting minutes onto the new WC@Home. He will begin posting QR codes for the virtual Org Fair on the bulletin board outside of the SGA office.

Connor Heck, the vice president of faculty, alumni, and trustees, reported that she is almost finished finding students to serve on several committees. She is working with Chip Murdock to encourage students to register to vote. 

Nate Johnson, the vice president of finance, reported that he is available to help student organizations with their budget and funding questions.

Ariana Riccardi, the vice president of SGA, reported that the Student Senate met Sunday and held elections for its officer positions. The SGA liaison is Patrick Copeland, the secretary is Alyssa Harper, and the public relations officer is Bethany Sheridan. Open meetings are on Sundays, and senators will discuss updates from their majors and organizations during that time.

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.

Peyton Mullins, the vice president of elections, was recently elected to this position. She reported she is still acclimating to the position and working with Logan Schroer to understand the required responsibilties. She will contact the Homecoming Committee to assist the planning process.

Logan Schroer, the president of SGA, reported that he emailed student organization advisers regarding the new procedures student groups must follow to host events. 

Sigrid Solomon, SGA’s adviser, expressed gratitude towards the student groups that have already completed the new required event forms. She reported helping set up a school Zoom account for the Senate and Greek Life to use. Schroer and Solomon will connect with Paula Stewart, the director of quaker fitness, to coordinate supervision in The Underground to make sure the space is clean. She encouraged the WC community to continue practising safety measures on campus and use the “see something, say something” anonymous reporting system. A fresh food vending machine will be installed in Pyle Center near Thomas Lounge. The Bite app Sodexo uses to display food menus will offer online ordering soon; the company that manages the Bite app became overwhelmed by the number of schools wanting to implement the service.

Other topic points presented by non-SGA attendees include:

The DubC Clay Target Club submitted a revised budget proposal to rearrange its funds in response to the new protocols on campus. 

Sigma Alpha presented their upcoming events for SGA approval, following the new rules established this semester in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

APB reported its upcoming events. They will host a virtual game night Sept. 28 at 9:15. A Netflix watch party is scheduled for Sept. 30. On Oct. 14, APB will host a non-alcoholic “paint ‘n sip” event in Pyle. APB is planning a trip to Otherworld, an immersive art installation in Columbus, Ohio, for Oct. 17. Transportation for this event is still being determined. 

Michael Allbright, the director of greek life, reported that the “Greek Street” event will be held virtually this year. Students are encouraged to attend the rushes of all applicable Greek organizations to learn about all the offered opportunities. Greek education will be recorded and presented to new Greek life members only.

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