Another petition is floating around campus.
Members of UNC College Republicans are collecting signatures to get a referendum regarding the University’s participation in the UNC Association of Student Governments on the general election ballot on Feb. 8.
The association consists of student delegates from all 17 of the University system’s institutions and is funded by $1 in student fees every year.
The University’s participation in the association has faced criticism in recent years and now the College Republicans are working toward gaining more than 2,900 signatures by Feb. 2 to get the referendum on the ballot.
“We never had a vote about whether we should join this,” said UNC College Republicans Chairman, Anthony Dent. “If you’re for ASG or against ASG, we should have a vote.”
The College Republicans have collected 500 signatures since they started petitioning Wednesday.
“We just want democracy on this issue,” Dent said.
But it is ultimately up to the UNC-system Board of Governors to approve a student fee, said the association’s President Atul Bhula.
“A student referendum is not binding per se,” he said.