Members of Student Government traveled to the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton for the General Body meeting on Wednesday, April 9.
Senator of Humanities and Social Sciences Emily Reyes introduced Assemblymen Raj Mukherji and Gary Schaer who took time to speak with the Student Government.
Student Government President Tyler Liberty opened by explaining that the main agenda item of the statehouse meeting was to endorse the Student Finance Board’s budget for next year.
Brian Hurler, the executive director of the Student Finance Board, presented the budget to the General Body as members asked about the changes that are being made for the upcoming year.
One of the biggest changes to the budget will affect Greek life on campus.
Greek life organizations and many other non-SAF funded clubs are now encouraged to apply to use the special appropriations fund.
Special appropriations are applications to propose funding for events on campus.
There is an increase in funds apportioned for special apps on campus since SFB anticipates an increase in presentations for funds from these organizations.
Vice President of Equity and Diversity Sadia Tahir informed members that the third and final issue of Diversity University will be released on Monday, April 21.
Finally, Junior Class Council President Brian Garsh announced that the junior class will be having a fundraising night at Applebee’s on Monday, April 21, and Sophomore Class Council President Shap Bahary informed members that the class is selling $5 sunglasses that say “TCNJ” and have a paw print on them.