By Elizabeth Halvorson
Grand Rapids Community College’s Student Alliance held its February Town Hall meeting Thursday, Feb. 17 to discuss ideas on how to improve resources available to students and vote on two allocation requests for other student organizations.
The meeting started with a discussion about an allocation request of $4,500 for the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and $1,000 for the Supply Chain Student Association (SCSA), respectively. Members of YSDA and SCSA will be using the funds to attend national conferences. Both requests were approved by more than half of the attendees.
A number of different student organizations were represented at this month’s meeting including the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Black Africana Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa, Native American Student Organization, YDSA, and SCSA.
During the ideas and student feedback section of the meeting, Student Alliance Communication Director Becca Klap said, “I always learn new things at these meetings.”
Student Alliance members are working on a number of projects to simplify access to resources for GRCC students. One project in particular is to start a program that could be utilized by students who require financial assistance for parking on campus.
“We are looking to have a poster made with a QR code that will link directly to a form to gather feedback from students,” said Aracely Marroquin, Student Alliance’s External Affairs Director.
Student Alliance is also working on drafting a budget for the money the organization receives to be used for a variety of future projects, including a possible scholarship and textbook fund program.
The next Student Alliance Town Hall meeting will be held Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m. in room 500 of RJF Hall. There will also be a zoom link for those interested in attending virtually. Click here to learn more.