SG approves co-ed engineering fraternity

By Alex Shapiro
Staff Writer

Student Government approved one club and passed one bill during its general body meeting on Oct. 3.

SG members discussed a bill that allows provisional students to vote in upcoming SG elections. Many SG members discussed how some provisional students feel left out after not being able to participate in this year’s fall SG election.

Voting on this bill was postponed and will be revisited in next week’s meeting.

Theta Tau becomes a recognized student organization. (Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor)

SG passed a bill that required 75 percent of elected members to be present in order to vote for the speaker of General Assembly and the Parliamentarian.

Student government approved Theta Tau, a co-ed professional engineering fraternity. Theta Tau outlined its goals and purpose, which includes programs to promote the social, academic and professional development of its members. In its first year at the College, Theta Tau aims to foster mentorship, increase awareness, bring in guest speakers and host study events for all engineering majors.

Lauren Katz, a sophomore elementary education and psychology double major and a senator for the School of Education, spoke on the cohort meeting held last week by the School of Education. Katz attended a meeting for student leaders within the School of Education in hopes of creating transparency and open communication. She hopes to cosponsor and help promote some of these organizations’ events.

Brooke Chlebowski, executive president of SG and senior special education and iSTEM double major, announced that Mark Forest, the director of Counseling and Psychological Services is attending SG’s meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Taylor Mislan, SG’s vice president of student services and a senior marketing major, reported on details for SG’s upcoming Resilience Week, during which there will be therapy dogs, humanitarian yoga and more. CAPS and Anti-Violence Initiatives will also be hosting events.

SG announced its spirit wear flash mob on Oct.22  in Brower Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 will be having Moonlight Cruise events. The Class of 2020’s cruise will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 and the Class of 2021’s cruise will be on Oct. 20.

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