Stockton News

Student Senate announces senator resignation, discusses club funding

Written for The Argo by Jared Keane

On Tuesday, Feb 28 at 4:30 p.m., the Stockton Student Senate held a full meeting to debate funding for clubs on campus. Clubs and organizations that are either inactive or have not spent any money were voted on to decide if the Senate should take the money back to be distributed in other areas around the Stockton community. There are 24 clubs being considered to move half, or in some cases, all of their money back to the Student Senate. 

Multiple clubs appeared before the Senate to plead their cases. The History Club requested $3,512 for their trip to D.C., the Dance Club requested $4,400 for their trip to NYC, and the Stockton Disney Association requested $5,500 for their trip to Orlando. The Senate approved all of their requests with over a two-thirds majority. There is still over $17,000 in the Senate’s supplemental funds for the community.

In other news, Student Senator Andrea Sandoval met with Dr. Cynthia Gove, the Director of Facilities Management and Plant Operations, to discuss the addition of menstrual product dispensers to eight of Stockton’s bathrooms. This initiative will provide free pads and tampons to anyone who may need them. 

Student Senate President Brianna Bracey also touched upon a recent senator resignation.“I must update you all with unfortunate news. Our Finance Chairperson Shalayby Parsons has resigned. I only wish him the best of luck as he continues his academic and professional path. Our new Finance Chairperson is going to be Jennifer Dorval.” Bracey said.

Student Senate also acknowledged that no one has priority registration at this time and that Kappa Sigma’s Polar Plunge raised $14,000 last Saturday.