ELIZABETH CITY — Low attendance at Saturday’s UNC Association of Student Governments meeting prohibited members from voting on legislation and called into question the association’s effectiveness yet again.
It has been three years since the group last failed to achieve a quorum — the minimum number of delegates necessary to vote on legislation. The group takes $1 in fees annually from each student in the 17-school UNC system, and meets monthly to discuss student needs.
The meeting was held at Elizabeth City State University, which is located in the northeast corner of the state and is not in a central location for most delegates.
On Saturday, the association needed 35 delegates to achieve a quorum because all 68 of its delegates were considered active.
“Getting quorum usually isn’t a problem if folks feel like the group is doing something,” said Greg Doucette, who served as ASG president for the 2008 and 2009 academic years.