Amanda Betts – Staff Writer
CLARION, Pa.- Clarion University’s Student Senate met Nov. 14 to discuss unregistered on-campus organizations, a new Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and the Senate’s plans for the upcoming weeks.
On the financial side, current Senate budget is at $31,384.93, and the contingency fund budget is $14,890.67. The capital fund has $268,204.44, and the large capital fund has 194,336.00.
This past week, the Clarion University Student Senate student trustee, Edward Green, was officially confirmed by the Gov. Tom Wolf. His next step will be to complete his oath of office, and upon the arrival of that document, he will officially be recognized as a trustee.
Vice President of Rules and Regulations Marissa Kealey discussed the inactive on-campus organizations, expressing the importance of registering on CUConnect to again become officially recognized as university RSOs.
If the organizations in question do not re-register for the year, they will not be able to request funding from either CSA or the Senate, make space requests or meet in an official capacity. Senate members will be contacting these organizations through email.
There was also discussion about officially recognizing a new student organization. James Varner attended the meeting to discuss his idea for a Music Appreciation Club on campus, which was officially recognized after his presentation .
Music Appreciation Club will also be known as a “jam club” in which musicians and appreciators of music can gather to play and discuss different kinds of music. Varner and his friends will be the organizers of the club, but there will be no exclusions as far as admittance.
They intend to plan shows on and off campus to showcase their talents as a group. There was also a discussion about the possibility of opening the organization to members of the community as well.
“We would love to have more musicians that are open to playing anything,” Varner said.
In other news from the meeting, the Clarion Students Association (CSA) will be sponsoring a bus for Thanksgiving break that will transport students from Clarion University to various stops around the eastern part of the state.
The bus will depart the university at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. Students will be required to pay a fee of $85 for the round trip and can sign up in the CSA office, located in Gemmell 278.