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USG passes two resolutions to update club elections, and reiterates club use of turnover reports


Making way for changes in the upcoming semester, the United Student Government (USG) approved two resolutions to take effect in March. 

Starting last year, USG created turnover reports, which held contact information for the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary, allowing for the ease of communication during the summer months. 

“Last year we did put out turnover reports, but if I had to say off the top of my head, about 25 clubs filled them all out by a date that we said,” President Blaine King said during the meeting.

The first of the two resolutions passed at Monday’s meeting would set the groundwork to fixing this problem.

Added to USG’s Constitution, the first resolution will mandate all student organizations to “hold executive board elections during the 2nd week of March” according to the official resolution records. 

The second resolution would require student organizations to, in the following week, submit turnover reports to Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL), which also uses these forms.

Kate Shipley, Assistant Coordinator of Student Involvement, who works with Student Activities Involvement and Leadership SAIL and USG, looked at the resolutions as a way to set regularity and protocols in the future.

“As we’re moving forward, we’re trying to get a little more consistency,” Shipley said. “We’re looking for ways to be able to enforce this. It’s important for both organizations and the SAIL office to try and keep tabs of where everyone is so that we can have everything up to speed.”

The enforcement to ensure all student organizations will follow these new resolutions is to be determined within the Rules Committee.

Additionally, police officer Jeremy Bogdanski presented the legislative body with A.L.I.C.E., a five minute Point Park student- and alumni- shot and produced video on what to do when there’s an active shooter or emergency on campus.

A.L.I.C.E, an acronym for “Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate,” is a nationwide training program, which prepares students and faculty during unsafe situations.

The video, featuring Chief of Police Jeff Besong, focused on a mock active shooter situation filmed on Point Park campus inside Academic Hall.

“After we show you the video we’re trying to get the ball rolling, to get these things in your mind, to inform you on the dangers and what to dos and what not to dos in these situations,” Bogdanski said.

The A.L.I.C.E. video had specific showings throughout the past two weeks for all students, and Bogdanski noted that there will be future events, possibly including a mock emergency event held on campus.

The Finance Committee reminded the legislative body that APF 100 forms for club budgets are due Friday, October 16th and senators would be required to work on the budgets 

USG talked briefly about the Mocktail Mix-Off which will include multiple clubs creating different specialty drinks to be judged by local celebrities. The Mix-Off is to be held next Monday, October 19th from 6-8 p.m. in Village Park. 

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