SG outlines booking guidelines for student organizations

By Alex Shapiro
Staff Writer

Student Government met with Student Events Scheduler and Coordinator Carly Samuels to elaborate on the process of booking rooms at the College, rejected one resolution and passed one bill during its general body meeting on Oct. 24.

Samuels outlined several deadlines in order for student organizations to properly book meeting rooms, lounges and facilities.   

The cabinet reviews the duties of its deputy speaker. (Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor)

Events in any general classroom in an academic building must be request 48 hours in advance. Events that do not require any additional College resources, such as the Brower Student Center Meeting Rooms or the Decker Social Space, must be requested 10 business days in advance.

Events that require permission from College personnel and/or additional College resources or services must be requested 20 business days in advance. Any event in the Arts Facilities or Athletic Spaces, including Kendall Mainstage Theater, Mayo Concert Hall, the Don Evans Black Box Theater and the Student Recreation Center must be requested 30 business days in advance.

SG’s general body discussed its Voting Day Resolution, which requests that the College cancel classes for this year’s midterm election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The resolution it aims to ensure that students, faculty and staff can participate in midterm and general elections. 

According to SG, the resolution could help increase the College’s midterm voting rate, which was 18 percent in 2014.

Due to conflicting concerns from general body members, the resolution did not pass.

SG passed a bill titled the Deputy Speaker Revision Bill, which calls for the Speaker of the General Assembly solely to appoint the Deputy Speaker of the General Assembly. The deputy speaker’s role, as defined in SG’s constitution, is to assist the speaker, not to represent the General Assembly or the College’s student body.

SG will have a fundraiser at Frutta Bowls on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is looking for a new senator. SG stated that applications for the position are due on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m.

Eashwayne Haughton, a senior philosophy major and vice president of diversity and inclusion, gave a special thanks to everyone who helped out with the inaugural diversity and inclusion week.

Haughton encouraged any student who is interested in becoming a diversity advocate to email him at haughte1@tcnj.edu by Friday, Nov. 9.