Campus Life

Student Senate holds meeting to discuss student affairs

Written for The Argo by Jared Keane

On Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 4:30 p.m., Stockton’s Student Senate held a committee meeting to discuss student affairs and debate solutions to matters concerning the student body.

Committee meetings are overviews to discuss what the Student Senate has accomplished and plans to accomplish throughout the semester. Stockton Student Senate President Brianna Bracey opened the meeting with the leading discussion over the Senate’s personal choice for the next President of Stockton University. Student Senate’s faculty advisor, Jeff Wakeman, stated that “I’ve been through a couple of presidential searches, and all three of these are fantastic candidates. It is rare at a school this size that all candidates are or were recently sitting presidents of other universities.” 

Following this, Bracey mentioned that the Student Senate, along with the rest of the Stockton community, will have the opportunity to participate in Kappa Sigma’s Polar Plunge later in the month. Kappa Sigma’s Polar Plunge is the largest annual Greek Life event on campus, typically raising around $20,000 each year. This event will occur on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3701 Boardwalk, Atlantic City at 10:00 a.m.

The Student Senate also discussed whether or not a Student Senate President or Vice President should be able to serve as a student representative on the Board of Trustees (BOT). The consensus reached was that it would unwise since it would provide too much power to the Senators and overextend the responsibilities of a single person.

The next full Student Senate open meeting will be on February 28th, in the Board of Trustees Room. Any further Student Senate details can be found on Osprey Hub.