Assistant University Editor
The list of what Student Congress cannot pay for is short: no firearms, no T-shirts, no lobbying and no food.
But Finance Committee Chairman Joshua Aristy persuaded Student Congress to override, by a two-thirds vote, the last restriction on that list at its meeting Tuesday.
Congress allocated $1,250 for food at events run by Honor System Outreach, a division of the student government’s judicial branch.
Aristy acknowledged that food allocations are an exception to the rules laid out in the Student Code as he described his support of the proposal and repeatedly asked Congress to approve it.
“We can have a long, healthy debate about this, but I do really recommend it,” he said.
Aristy said food at Outreach events will encourage faculty to learn about the rewritten Honor Code, in which they play a more active role.
“It’s regrettable that we have to use food to get faculty involved, but that’s just a reality, and that’s something that we need if we want this Honor System to work so that it can be viable,” he said.