Senate returns from retreat

Amanda Betts – News Editor

CLARION, Pa. -With the fall 2017 semester well underway, the Clarion University Student Senate has already begun planning and organizing various projects for the new school year.

Senate met to discuss such projects and other business in Gemmell 246 this past Monday Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Upon returning from the group retreat that took place this past weekend in Butler, PA, the Senate is armed with plans for the semester as well as a stronger bond as an organization.

According to Student Senate Vice President Gabe Ackman, the group participated in multiple team-building activities. “They were helpful because we got to spend time together outside of Senate, and learn more about each other as friends and classmates,” Ackman said.

A revised constitution is also in the works for the Student Senate as of this week. It will be reviewed by the senators over the next few weeks, and necessary changes will be made accordingly.

“[These changes will] make operations run more smoothly and help make positive long-term changes to how roles are defined,” Ackman explained. Changes will be ratified by the Senate in two weeks.

In regards to the budgets, the Senate has not yet received those numbers. Treasurer Katherine McCann is still waiting on the budget information to come back from the audit.

The Clarion University Student Senate meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Gemmell 246. Meetings are open to all students; and those from organizations that would like to request funding from the Senate should feel free to attend and make a formal request.

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