After a quarter of struggling to fund student groups (or voluntary student organizations, VSOs), the Undergraduate Senate has called a special election to be held Thursday and Friday for a vote on funding reform.
With the Undergraduate Senate preparing for the December Special Elections, funding reform was the main topic of discussion at the Senate meeting Tuesday night.
In a meeting that lasted over three hours, the 16th Undergraduate Senate met Tuesday night, setting a special election for funding reform and taking a stance on sexual assault reform efforts led by the University and the ASSU’s Executive Branch.
In response to Tuesday’s veto of a funding reform bill, the Undergraduate Senate held a meeting on Saturday, overriding the Executive’s veto with a 12 to 3 vote, which was more than the two-thirds majority needed to override the executive veto.
During the Oct. 28 meeting of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, The Bill to Assign Reserve Accounts to Student Groups was extensively debated and ultimately ended with a veto by ASSU Executive Elizabeth Woodson ’15.
With the deadline to complete the opt-out waiver for the activities fee passing on Monday, the ASSU’s buffer fund came back into focus for the Undergraduate Senate.
As part of the Daily’s coverage of the ASSU, we will be posting highlights from the week’s Senate meeting.
Last night’s meeting of the 16th Undergraduate Senate saw the continued discussion of the lack of funding facing general fees groups.