Senate Report: December 4, 2017

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Brad Smith

December 4, 2017

By Jacob Sparks

Director of Print Media, SGA


Clad in Holiday sweaters, the Student Senate began their final meeting of the semester by hearing several short presentations from members of Spectrum, formerly Auburn Gay-Lesbian Association. A commendation recognizing the hardships of the organization and the LGBT+ community was heavily debated throughout the meeting but ultimately passed with a mixed vote.

In addition to this commendation, SGA Senate voted in favor of measures regarding the following:

  • Legislation changing the term “salary” to “stipend” in regard to student leader payment.
  • A resolution recommending that the University include professional excuses to the list of approved excuses for class absence. This would include job interviews and professional school interviews with a limit of three excuses per semester. The measure needs to pass the University’s faculty Senate before being implemented across campus.
  • A bill setting the number of allocated Senate seats for the upcoming year, the number did not change from that of the current Senate makeup.