The Student Government Association (SGA) approved club status for two new organizations at its April 16 meeting.
Supporting our Troops Reaching Those Overseas Now and Going (STRONG), is a club dedicated to showing appreciation of the troops serving abroad. They will send letters and care packages to show troops that they are grateful for their service.
Melissa Hoydis, freshman elementary education/English major, said that in the past week, STRONG sent out 50 letters to soldiers abroad. With the new club status, they will be able to expand the support network to other clubs and publicize their cause.
“We need to voice that (the College) does remember our troops that support us,” she said.
The other approved club, the international business association (IBA), will provide an outlet for international business majors to talk about business issues.
It plans to have speakers, interest sessions for prospective students, a trip to the United Nations and social events for members so international business majors can reach out to each other.
“For international business majors, there isn’t a set job. This club will help them learn about what options they have after graduation,” Katie McShane, freshman international business major, said.
Some SGA members expressed concern that there are already several clubs for business majors and another one is just unnecessary.
However, others said international business is very different from general business and since IBA is a club the dean of the School of Business has endorsed, it should be approved.
SGA also approved the Student Financial Board’s proposed budget for the next school year.