The full Undergraduate Senate met Tuesday to discuss several issues. Here’s what you need to know:
Summer Honor Court and Attorney General's staff will now be paid.
The senate passed a bill to grant the Undergraduate Honor Court and the Undergraduate Attorney General's staff each a lump sum of $4,500, each to be distributed as a stipend to summer members of both groups.
No member can receive more than $150 per month, and at the end of the summer, the Oversight and Advocacy Committee will be auditing the organizations to see if the funds were spent efficiently.
The bill will go before Student Body President Savannah Putnam to be signed, vetoed or passed without signature.
Although more than two-thirds of the senators present Tuesday approved the bill, several senators voted against it because it will decrease the amount of money available for student organizations.
“I feel like it’s taking away the opportunity for clubs to get the money they deserve and they want, and that’s why I’m against it,” Sen. Holden Rogers said.
Some members of the Senate agreed with Rogers, but Sen. Oliver Mitchell-Boyask said the Senate needs to make sure they are not underfunding the Honor System.
“Funding the Honor Court in order to ensure fair trials and the full attention of the Honor Court to each person under consideration is one of the best ways that we can spend these kinds of funds,” Mitchell-Boyask said.