Could SGA become student Senate?

Student Government Association (SGA) could soon be joined by or turned into a student senate.

Al Carroll, the current SGA parliamentarian and president-elect, raised the idea to gauge student interest and get feedback.

No decisions have been made, but the issues will show up on future agendas.

“Think about it and do research,” Carroll said to assembly members. “We want to know if it’s something to explore.”

Student senates usually include elected representatives from each year who represent and report back to their peer constituents.

The format for a student senate at Butler would be decided at a later date, if enough assembly members support the idea. Carroll said he is not sure if its implementation would eliminate SGA assembly or simply change its function. He said he welcomes input from students in the coming weeks.

Assembly also awarded a grant to club tennis and passed a resolution to support “One Day Without Shoes.” The event encourages students to not wear shoes on April 5 in order to raise awareness for people around the world who cannot afford shoes.

Only two grants committees remain and the last SGA assembly of the semester will be on April 6. There are still $9,000 left in grants for club sports and $10,000 left for general grants.