SA brief: Meal plan update, maximum occupancy ordinance


Jacob Boyko, News Editor

During the South Dakota State University Students’ Association meeting Feb. 7, students were addressed by student organizations and unanimously passed resolution 21-27-R to support the amending of a city ordinance that restricts more than three unrelated people from sharing a residence.

Student organizations:

Elijah Meyers, president of the Silver Wings organization, addressed the senate and took questions. The club raises military awareness and promotes the development of leadership skills. There are currently eight members. The Senate unanimously approved the constitution.

The Indian Students Association took questions from the Senate. The association’s goal is to bridge the gap between international and domestic students by sharing aspects of Indian culture. The annual India Night event was canceled this year. The club constitution was approved unanimously.


Blake Pulse, who serves on the University Food Service Advisory Committee, announced that Sodexo projects student meal plans to go down in price by 4% when they take over campus dining operations this summer.

The university is in talks with Sodexo and Starship about expanding the robot food delivery service to select off-campus locations, including McDonald’s.

According to Adonai Ghebrekidan, president of the Black Student Alliance, the club’s last open mic night attracted 125 people in person and about another 120 people on Instagram Live. He also announced that the step show was officially canceled due to scheduling problems. Anyone who purchased tickets in advance can receive a refund by going to the Multicultural Center or by reaching out to the club.

The Senate unanimously passed resolution 21-27-R in support of former SA senator Jonathon Sundet in an effort to amend section C of city ordinance 22-374 which specifies that no more than three unrelated individuals may share a dwelling. Sundet and the SA hope to see a change that will allow the number of individuals permitted in a dwelling to match the number of legal bedrooms.



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