SG approves organizations, announces upcoming events

By Alexandra Shapiro
Columnist

Student Government discussed policies and voted on two student organizations and an impeachment bill at its meeting on Feb. 27

SG began the meeting by welcoming Jennifer Palmgren, the assistant provost for academic affairs. Palmgren attended the meeting to discuss the College’s shared governance system.

The general body recognizes Kinks and Koilz as an official club (Alexandra Shapiro / Columnist).

Palmgren described certain procedures, programs and institutional missions that are reviewed through a shared governance between SG and the administration.

The governance document, “Governance Structure and Processes 2017,” outlined the charges and membership of governance committees and councils. Palmgren urged anyone interested in the governance process to look at governance.tcnj.edu for more information.

Next, SG welcomed Staff Senate President Joseph O’Brien, who encouraged the SG to fill out a survey designed to acknowledge superior staff and give exceptional employees recognition.

Members of an organization called the Healing Arts Club testified before the general body on why it should be recognized as a student organization at the College.

The club wants to engage the campus community in different crafting activities that also serve as a way for people to develop a healthy creative outlet.

SG voted to approve the club, which will be recognized as an official club at the College after a registration process.

Members of the Kinkz and Koilz organization also testified why it should be a recognized student organization by the College. Its goal is to educate on different hair textures, curls and backgrounds of different hairstyles. The organization aims to provide a safe space for students to embrace their natural hair and roots, embrace their inner beauty and boost their self-confidence.

Kinkz and Koilz was approved by the SG body and plans on registering to become a recognized club at the College.

Next, SG debated a bill titled, “Open Session Impeachments,” which was made in an effort to publicize impeachment processes and have proceedings voted on in an open session that includes associate members of SG.

After a general body vote, this bill was not passed and will not be taking effect.

Vice President of Academic Affairs Niki Taneja informed the general body that senators for the Schools of Arts and Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nursing, Health and Exercise Science and the Public Health program will be announced next week.

SG also announced upcoming events. The rescheduled spring career fair will be held on Monday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 100.

The main event for the Celebration of Student Achievement’s month-long showcase is scheduled for May 8 throughout various buildings on campus. The deadline to sign up for the Celebration of Student Achievement is March 22.

Senior communication studies major and Vice President of Student Services Taylor Mislan announced the event “Out of the Darkness Walk,” which will take place on April 6 and was created to support mental health and suicide awareness. Further details on the event have not yet been announced.

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