Last night’s SGA meeting focused on funding for BC Greek life. At present, SGA does not fund groups that require dues, as per their constitution. Student Activities Fees given by the SGA can only go to events that serve the broader communities; the possibility of a Greek public list serve was discussed, which would make information on philanthropic and public events (Blood Drives, NSOP Barbeque, etc) available to the greater student body.
Currently, SEAS and CC pay for Barnard students to be part of sororities. Barnard sororities have received gifts from SGA, but these gifts aren’t guaranteed. Sororities have asked SGA to recognize the IGC, arguing that the responsibility to support Barnard Student involvement shouldn’t fall onto SEAS and CCSC.
Results of the motion and the rest of the report after the jump
Currently, 10.4% Barnard students are involved in Greek life, who make up approximately 52% of the total number of women. This motion was not met with the required 2/3 majority and thus did not pass. Next steps may include polling the student body, or putting in another motion.
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-Reporting by Caitlin Lynch