SA to debate eight pieces of legislation in final meeting


J. Michael Bertsch, Managing Editor (He/Him)

The Student’s Association Senate wraps up its term, tackling eight pieces of legislation and presenting two awards to student members.

At the April 12 meeting, the Senate will discuss one resolution, two ordinances and five amendments to the Students’ Association’s bylaws.

Resolution 20-27-R, sponsored by members of the Senate’s diversity committee, would voice SA’s support in adding Introduction to Global Citizenship and Diversity (AHSS 111) as a System General Education Requirement (SGR).

According to the resolution, “it would [be] very beneficial if this course was added to SGR #4 or #3 so that any student in any major can access this course and learn about these historical facts while fulfilling SGR requirements.”

The Senate will also vote for two ordinances: Ordinance 20-01-O would change the “Advisor of the Year Award” to become the “Campus Partner of the Year Award,” and 20-02-O would create a group of all student organization presidents called the Presidents’ Council. The SA president would then meet with the council twice a year.

The five amendments make changes to the SA Bylaws, including a definition for “good conduct standing” for determining officer eligibility, SA election finance rules and spending limits, rules for use of election QR codes and revising election grievance procedures.

The text of any of these resolutions can be found at

The April 12 SA meeting will also be the last of the current Senate body, as the 2021-22 senators are sworn in and take their seats on the Senate floor.

The new Senate body includes 20 new senators from the academic colleges, as well as an incoming president, Andrew Rasmussen, and vice president Rachel Schöön.

“I’m very excited about my transition from the role of chief of staff to vice-president of the Students’ Association,” Schöön said. “We were able to get a lot of work done last year, and Andrew and I —really our entire Senate— are excited for what we can do in the upcoming year.”