An allocation request for the chapter Gamma Theta Upsilon was approved at yesterday’s Student Alliance meeting at Grand Rapids Community College.
The allocation request was presented by GTU president April Shirey. The chapter was asking for $2,676.89 to attend the 2017 California Geographical Society annual conference. The conference is April 28-30 in El Cajon, California. GTU has been allocated for the last seven years to attend the conference. GRCC’s GTU is the only community college chapter invited to the conference.
Shirey said she’s most excited to share the research and issues that have expanded since last year’s conference.
“I think the issues that we will be talking about – food insecurities and housing insecurities – are becoming more and more common than people realize,” Shirey said. “Also, I’m excited to travel.”
The allocation request was approved by the end of the meeting.
The meeting then turned its focus to an icebreaker activity and the advisory council meetings.
After the meetings, leaders of each of the individual councils spoke on what was discussed at each table.
The meeting moved on to an open discussion. A new club called the Be Nice club is starting up and is focusing on empowering other students. The Be Nice club will be having a fundraiser on March 22 and will be selling t-shirts to raise money to get their club started.
Women’s Issues Now announced they are having their annual “What does Feminism Mean to You?” art show March 16-22 in the fourth floor gallery of the Main Building. This is a student run art show based on feminism and is all inclusive and free to enter. The show is accepting open submissions until March 10.
Black Africana Student Union thanked everyone for making their Black History Month celebration a success, and added that they will be having another fundraiser for next year’s celebration during Exam Cram in April.
Student Life and Conduct director Lina Blair gave several office updates to the group.
The Young Women’s Strong Leader’s Conference will be hosted by GRCC from 8:30-2 p.m. on March 24. This is a statewide conference, and signups are available on OrgSync. The cost is $25 per attendee. Contact Blair for more information.
SA president Jose Garcia said he thought the meeting went well.
“Future projects are key,” Garcia said. “Looking towards the future of what we want to do as a group (is important).”