Elkins High School attends SGA meeting

The Marshall University Student Government Association met on Sept. 22 for their weekly Senate meeting.

SGA had special guests in attendance. Students from Elkins High School came to see what SGA was like at a collegiate level.

Approximately 20 students were in attendance from the high school. Student Body Vice President, Izzy Rogner, said she was excited to have high schoolers in attendance and was excited to see their interest in the program.

“Having Elkins High School join our weekly senate meeting and see what truly goes into an impactful student government at the college level was a great experience for them as well as us as a senate,” Rogner said. “It was a reminder of why we’re here as an organization and that younger generations are excited to learn about student involvement as well.”

The students not only sat in on the senate meeting, but they also sat in for the Finance and Judiciary committee.

Two senate apprentices were sworn in during the meeting as well as 5 senators.

Three bills were passed tonight for the Pakistan Student Association, Students of Nutrition and Dietetics and Student Athlete Committee.

Campus Life and Service chairwoman, Rachel Robrach, said she was pleased with the way the meeting went.

“Several funding bills were amended and approved today as well as many more senators and senator apprentices,” Rohrbach said. “It is really great to see SGA growing and helping the campus.”

Student representatives were also appointed for Faculty Senate Committees.

Next week, SGA members are set to discuss the academic calendar for next year to decide if the semester should last 14 or 15 weeks.

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