The Students’ Association Congress passed a bill Wednesday allocating $1,500 toward purchasing a sound system for various student group use.
After granting student groups a combined total of $3,630 in the past two semesters for sound equipment for events, members of SA decided it would be more cost effective to buy one sound system for student groups to share.
Sikes Residence Hall Representative Rebecca Dial, junior political science major from Lexington, S.C., presented the bill and said SA is talking to Student Life and Student Productions to determine the best method for a check-out system. Also, she said they still were researching sound systems before spending the allocated funds.
SA President Samuel Palomares, senior communication major from Elsa, said the money now reserved for the system would take up half of the Congressional budget, but he said it would be a worthwhile investment.
Congress also heard from three committees as part of Wednesday’s meeting.
The Advertising Committee updated Congress on its plan to petition administration to reinstate the chalk policy.
They plan suggest students use water-soluble chalk, easily removed by rain, restricted to grounds or concrete sidewalks easily reached by rain. The Advertising Committee also is discussing keeping chalk in the SA office for student use.
The Dance Committee also presented its plan to try to bring more dance opportunities to ACU. SA Vice President Jared Elk, senior political science major from Savoy, said the committee has talked to the exercise science department about potentially offering dance courses in order to better understand the university’s general outline of the policy and how to move it forward.
The Finance Committee reported it no longer will take conference requests because it already grantfunds to 13 student groups that requested money.