During the spring 2012 semester, SGA surveyed students and researched laundry options. As a result of their work, a new vendor, Mac-Gray Corporation will be utitlized beginning fall 2012. New machines will be installed with unlimited use for residents. Residents will activate the machines with their student IDs. Additionally, with the LaundryView system, students will be able to receive alerts when clothes are ready and also check machine availability.
During the spring 2012 semester, SGA proposed the installation of additional security cameras on campus. As a result of their work, additional cameras will be installed in the residence halls during summer 2012.
I Love ETBU Campaign
During the fall 2011 semester, SGA initiated a campaign to intentionally praise what is good about our university. The campaign began by issuing an honorary resolution to thank Physical Facilities for their contributions to campus life. A second honorary resolution was issued to thank the resident assistants for their contributions to campus life. At the end of the semester, a third honorary resolution was issued during a retirement reception for Dr. Capehart. Several officers shared words of appreciation to Dr. Capehart during the reception.
Funding of Campus Activities
Each academic year, SGA provides funds for student organizations and events. During the fall 2011 semester, the following events were funded by SGA: BSM Fall Retreat, Movie on the Hill, Drive In Movie, and Java Jam.
During the fall 2011 semester, SGA proposed a change to the parking policies. The proposal was submitted to the University Administrative Cabinet and approved. As a result, students are now allowed to park in faculty and commuter spots between 5pm-7am.
Campus Lighting Initiative
During the fall 2011 semester, an executive resolution was written regarding lighting on campus. Within two weeks, a new policy was established to monitor the maintenance of campus lights.
Graduate Program Representation
During the fall 2011 semester, the SGA constitution was amended to allow for three graduate student senator positions.
During the fall 2011 semester, SGA propsed an increase in the number of bike racks on campus. As a result, Physical Facilities built and installed new bike racks on campus.
At the beginning of the fall 2011 semester, the ETBU internet service was running at 45 mbps. SGA senators met with IT to discuss concerns, and the service was increased to 100 mbps.
During the spring 2011 semester, SGA proposed the elimination of curfew for freshmen. The proposal was submitted to the University Administrative Cabinet and approved.
Reusable To Go Containers
During the spring 2010 semester, SGA met with Sodexo to discover ways to become a more environmentally friendly campus. As a result of SGA's work and a proposal submitted to the University Administrative Cabinet, the cafeteria began proving reusable to go containers during the fall 2010 semester.
There is a $1.00 fee for a container. You pay $1.00, put your food in the container, leave the cafeteria, enjoy your meal, and then bring the container back to the cafeteria the next time you want a "to go" meal. When you bring it back, you get a clean container. Your returned container will be washed in the commercial grade dish washer. You also have the option to wash your container and reuse it. You can pay $1.00 in cash or it can be taken from your flex dollars. When you no longer want to use the container, you turn it in to the cafeteria, and your $1.00 will be refunded. The reusable to go containers are microwaveable, and the bases are cut proof (using traditional cutlery).
Student Forum on National Social Sororities and Fraternities
SGA heard your thoughts regarding having National Social Sororities and Fraternities at ETBU on March 8, 2009.
Thank you for your input!
During the fall 2009 semester, SGA researched recycling possibilities for the campus.
As a result of SGA's work, plastic bottles will be collected in residence halls and the Student Center starting in the fall 2010 semester.
Once collected, the bottles will be delivered to two Marshall businesses for recycling processing.
SGA hosted Green Day on Friday, April 23, 2010 in honor of Earth Day.
Events included recycling art projects & contests, a seed planting station, and the plastic bottle recycling kick-off.
Text Book Sales Initiative
During the spring 2010 semester, it was brought to SGA's attention that students would benefit from a way to connect with other students to sale used textbooks.SGA is creating a bulletin board in the Student Center to faciliate student text book sales.To participate, pick up a text book sale form in the Office of Student Affairs, complete the form, and put it on the Text Book Sales bulletin board by the Post Office.
During the fall 2009 semester, SGA submitted a proposal requesting that the Fall Formal and a Spring Fling dance be allowed to be held on the ETBU campus.The proposal was approved, and the Spring Fling will be held on March 6, 2010 on campus. This event will be hosted by SAB (Student Activities Board). As a result of SGA's work, the University now authorizes two campus dances each year through the Office of Student Affairs. Dance performances by Tigerline and other University-sanctioned groups are coordinated by various University departments.