Every Tuesday there is a weekly Student Senate meeting held in the Rauenhorst Ballroom. At these meetings, the senate discusses academic and community goals as well as the budget for clubs, organizations and events at St. Kate’s. This involves Senate deciding how to distribute funding for parties or activities that clubs want to have. Also, any concern or issue from a student is brought up to administration by senate members. At these meetings, anyone is allowed to attend. And St. Kate’s students are encouraged to come to these meetings and hear what Senate is talking about at the moment.
On Tuesday, October 25 from 12-1:15 p.m. Senate held one of their weekly meetings as usual. At this particular meeting they discussed the decision to give funding to Latina Student Association (LSA) to host Day of the Dead. There was a lengthy discussion about this topic because Academic Advising was not sure if they had the money to give.
The argument against giving the club the money was that the University was trying to get funding from several different parts of the campus such as Academic Advising. They were not sure if they could afford to give them the extra money they might need. The argument for giving the money was that, in past years, Day of the Dead was an amazing experience for students. People said that they felt overwhelming “inclusiveness” and that they felt “welcomed”. The decision at this meeting was to give LSA the original amount they requested.
Dia de los Muertos was held Friday, November 4.
Senate meetings are held every Tuesday from 12-1:15 p.m. For more information about the St. Catherine University Student Senate, click here!