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SGA passes funding for Bowling Green Pride table, rejects ‘Shark Tank’ activity funding

Preston Jenkins
WKU Student Government Association Senate members stand and say their oath as they are sworn into their new committees in the SGA chambers in Bowling Green, Ky. on Aug. 29, 2023.

SGA met at their weekly meeting to discuss Bill 2-23-F: Funding for Student Activities’ “Shark Tank” Event and Bill 3-23-F: Funding for the Bowling Green Pride SGA Table.

Bill 2-23-F would entail SGA taking $750 from their Legislative Discretionary Budget to be used for grants for a “Shark Tank” styled event hosted by WKU Student Activities. 

The authors of the bill are Meghan Pierce, senator-at-large, Sam Bodemann, senior senator, and Hannah Evans, sophomore senator. 

The event would give the opportunity for all registered student organizations to pitch to a committee of judges why they believe they deserve to receive the funding and how it would be used. The $750 would be distributed between a first, second and third place winner.

The Senate decided to not pass the bill, with a vote of 3-21. 

The other piece of legislation, Bill 3-23-F, would allow $30 to be taken from the Legislative Discretionary Budget to sponsor SGA tabling at the annual Bowling Green Pride on Oct. 21.

The authors of the bill are Kayla Distler, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences senator, Megan Farmer, senator-at-large, and Guan Zhou Sim, international senator.

The authors said that tabling at BG Pride would show past, present and future students, along with the local community, what SGA does, the impact it has and the support it gives.

The bill passed with a vote of 21-0, with 3 abstentions from the Senate.

News Reporter Ali Costellow can be reached at  [email protected]



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