SGA ends semester
At the final Student Government Association (SGA) meeting of the semester on Sunday, Dec. 4, representatives reflected on recent achievements, approved a new club and discussed plans for the upcoming semester.
The Colby Sex Club, advocated by Eli Dupree ’13, received nearly unanimous approval to become an official club despite concerns that its focus might fall closely under the realm of issues which Student Health On Campus (SHOC) handles. Dupree said that the club would “open up a discussion about what makes good sex, good communication and good discussion.” The club’s mission is to “deliver a message that’s healthy instead of the message we get elsewhere,” meaning from society, the media and the college hook-up culture. SGA members asked if the club would focus more on discussion within a group or active transfer of information across campus. “I don’t know exactly what direction the club would take,” Dupree said. “But I’m excited about where people have talked about taking it.”
Perkins-Wilson Dorm President John Williams ’13 presented a motion to approve Bylaw 11-02, which states that in the case of a tied vote, the executive board will vote to break the tie. If the vote remains tied after the executive board vote, the SGA President will break the tie. According to SGA Parliamentarian Morgan Lingar ’13, “There is precedent from other organizations to have executive organizers to vote to break a tie.”
Lingar discussed the completion of an athletics honor code, a series of standards and promises all athletes on the Hill would be expected to maintain. The policies would enforce student athlete “etiquette on campus, respect in dorms, respect while traveling and general upstanding behavior,” Lingar said.
Despite some changes in the make-up of SGA, with six members going abroad next semester, the organization looks forward to the rest of the school year. Treasurer Lane McVey ’12 said, “We have used 45 percent of our budget this semester, which was our goal, and created a lot of new clubs with active roles.” This leaves plenty of funding and fresh ideas for the upcoming semester.