Clarion, Pa.- At the Oct. 5 meeting of the Clarion University Student Senate, two new groups became Recognized Student Organizations. This recognition came with the approval from the senate.
The first organization to be voted into recognition was the Clarion Tennis Club. This is a co-ed RSO for people who wish to play tennis. The group is not yet a competitive club sport. To be competitive, they must first seek approval to become a club sport, which is a different process entirely. They have a start by becoming a Clarion RSO.
The second organization to be approved was the Student Veterans’ Association. This group is to support students who may have served, who are in ROTC and plan to serve or who have family past and present in the military. They desired to be recognized so that they could officially host formal meetings on campus.
“I’m really excited,” said Michael Stowell, the spokesperson for SVA at the senate meeting. “This is giving us a great opportunity to help out in our area.”
The SVA meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the ROTC lounge, which is located on the fourth floor of Becht Hall.
Along with the two new RSOs added to Clarion, there was also an approval of allocating funds to help get a second bus to take Clarion students to Saturday’s football game against the Edinboro Scots. The Clarion Golden Eagles are currently 5-0 and are up for Division II football team of the month for September.
The Clarion Students’ Association already has one bus to take students, but interest in the event seemed larger after a poll was given out online. Thus, the need for a second bus was addressed and later approved. The buses are being called the Golden Eagle Spirit Buses and will take students to Edinboro for the game and return to Clarion later that day.