SA discusses options for wellness center

Shayla Waugh

Shayla Waugh

Students’ Association President Ryan Brunner told the SA Senate about a revised facility plan for the proposed wellness and recreation center on campus at the meeting on Monday night.

At their last meeting, the SA passed a resolution to send a recommendation for the building of the facilities, along with a request to raise the SDSU General Activity Fee (GAF) $1.35, to the South Dakota Board of Regents and the South Dakota State Legislature. Brunner said the estimated $1.35 increase to cover building costs was underestimated, and a larger raise in the GAF is needed. The SA will consider different options in the next week to update the facilities plan. Brunner said a $2 to $3 raise will be needed to cover the costs for the project. He said even with the increased raise, SDSU’s GAF will still be below those of the University of South Dakota and Dakota State University.

In other SA news:

-The Greek Council is sponsoring a date auction on Thursday, Nov. 17 from noon to 2 p.m.

-The SA approved a constitution for a student chapter of Ducks Unlimited at SDSU.

-The Constitution for the American Fisheries Society at SDSU was approved by the SA. Representatives of the society spoke to the senate. They said the purpose of the organization is to improve awareness of conservation through various activities such as job fairs, date collection and field sampling.