Appropriation requests approved by Senate


John Davidson | The Chart

Senators Tyler Hodges, Victoria Miller and Jessica Jarvis vote in favor of approving an appropriation request for a registered student organization.

Two registered student organizations (RSOs) had appropriation requests voted on and approved by the Student Senate on Wednesday evening. In the previous week, the finance committee voted both through committee so they could be brought before the entire body.

The first request reviewed by Senate was for World Issues for Study by Educators. The organization requested the maximum amount of $1,000 for assistance with the travel costs to attend an event called Comparative Education: Washington, D.C., Experience.

Fourteen members are expected to attend the event in D.C. from March 31-April 5. In all, the organization will have to pay more than $8,000 collectively to make the trip.

The group, partnered with George Washington University, will be submersed into exceptional inner-city schools, according to the group’s appropriation form.

“Our students will work in schools that have broken the media stereotypes, creating a positive educational experience in the face of many adverse conditions,” the form said.

The other organization to have funding approved was Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.

Three of their 50 enrolled members will be attending the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention hosted in Albuquerque, N.M., from March 18-22. They also received the maximum amount of $1,000.

According to their appropriation request form, the three students attending will present four separate works in three different categories.

“By representing MSSU at the convention, we represent not only some of the best critical and creative writing but also that our University values excellence in English education,” the form stated.