Marquette University Student Government Senate assembled on Thursday, March 27 to engage in the approval process on legislation to implement a transportation program to Target and to address the recommendation for a risk management officers in student organizations.
Incoming Program Vice President Ryan Twaddle presented Resolution #6 Reserve Fund Allocation for Target Transportation Programs, which aims to serve as a solution to the lack of affordable necessities on campus; giving students access to school supplies, groceries, health supplies and other convenience store items.
MUSG will allocate a total of $3,700 from the Reserve Fund to finance the program with $500 that will be strictly put toward publicity. The allocation will provide for a free shuttle to Target on the first and third Friday of every month, giving students access to groceries and other personal items they may need.
With a vote of 25-4-0, the Senate passed the Target shuttle program*.
PVP Twaddle hopes to begin the shuttle program in September of 2014.
Senate moved forward with Recommendation #10 A Recommendation for Risk Management Office in Student Organizations, which suggest that the Office of Student Development require that student organizations include a Risk Management Officer on their executive boards to ensure the safety and conduct of the organization, similar to the risk management roles of Greek Life councils, the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association.
With a vote of 27-0-2 Senate approved the recommendation to require a risk management officer in student organizations.
Senate adjourned at 8:43 p.m.
* On Monday, March 31, then MUSG President Sam Schultz decided to veto Resolution #6. At its Thursday, April 10 meeting, Schultz's veto rationale was delivered by new MUSG President Kyle Whelton. With a vote of 5-19-1, Senate did not override Schultz's veto. Therefore, Resolution #6 and its subsequent bus shuttle program will not be implemented using Reserve Funds.