UIS Students : Fall 2011 Justification
In an effort to increase the accessibility and presence of the Student Government Association, we have put forward a constitutional proposal for your consideration in the fall election. The proposal does two things: (1) establishes a standing Committee on Programming and (2) transfers the duty of Vice-Chair of the Student Activities Committee.
By establishing a standing Committee on Programming, the SGA hopes to become more involved in the campus community by organizing events that bring students, faculty, administration, and alumni together. We additionally want to make it very clear that in no way will the Programming Committee infringe on the work of the Student Activities Committee. The Programming Committee will work with events that are to be sponsored by the SGA on an internal level with events such as university-wide dialogues, Lobby Day efforts, working with the STARS Rewards program, etc.
As the constitution currently reads, the Treasurer of the SGA has to be present at both the Student Activities Committee meetings and the Student Organization Funding Association meetings. However, due to conflicting schedules, the Treasurer, in the past, was not always able to make it to both SAC and SOFA meetings. After being approached by the Chairs of each organization about this, the SGA has created this proposal which would transfer the duty of Vice Chair of SAC to the Secretary in order to better communicate with our standing committees.
We hope that you vote in favor of these amendments so that we may better serve you, the students, of UIS.
University of Illinois Springfield Student Government Association