SGA holds meeting at South Campus

Quiche Matchen

Student Government Association held its weekly meeting away from the main campus this week, instead traveling to South Campus and opening the floor for students there to talk about what they think about the changes to that campus. 

This semester the South Campus food court was shut down, and the hours to the South Campus bookstore were shortened. 

Denver, Colo. junior Elicia Tillis said the changes were a “slap in the face,”  and said students won’t be able to focus on an empty stomach.

“Students will be thinking about what they want to eat rather than their work,” Tillis said. “I don’t think they took into consideration that there are students that are here all day.”

Tillis said South Campus students are WKU students too and thinks many fail to realize that.

“We should be able to eat like the main campus students,” she said. “It’s funny that we’ve got the money to renovate buildings, but not enough to feed students.”

She said these changes made her want to drop meal plans because now she doesn’t know what she’s going to do with them.

Woodstown, N.J. sophomore Bill Stolz said two days a week he can’t get anything to eat.

“All my classes are at South Campus,” Stolz said. “I have meal plans and I have no time to eat between classes because I don’t drive Tuesday and Thursday so I don’t have time to eat lunch.”

Stolz said WKU should bring P.O.D. Mini-Mart to South Campus so that there will be more variety and provide a microwave for students to heat up their food.

Also during the meeting, the resolution to approve fall campus clean-up date went up for second read. The campus clean-up date will help beautify WKU’s campus and one service credit hour will be offered to any student that participates.

Two bills were also up for second read, funding for a pilot program for identification vouchers and funding for a Sigma Gamma Rho sorority event.

The identification voucher bill states SGA will pay for $10 of a regular priced identification card. The voucher pilot program will partially cover the cost of 80 student identification cards.

The bill benefitting Sigma Gamma Rho calls for SGA to help fund the production and necessary costs for the group to hold it’s Hair Show Spectacular on Nov. 1 to boost business for Bowling Green area hairdressers and cosmetologists.

SGA swore in Ottawa, Ill. student Bradley Cockrel as sergeant-at-arms.