The Students’ Association passed a bill that will allocate funds to host a candlelight ceremony to graduating seniors.
The bill will allocate $1,300 from the Congressional Project fund to host this event. $700 will go to buy the candles and $600 will go to purchase plastic to cover the steps near the Tower of Light.
The date of the event has not been announced.
The bill was proposed by Andrew Tate, junior class vice president, and Connor Osborn, COBA representative.
Osborn said this is a capstone for the traditional freshman candlelight devo during Welcome Week. Tate and Osborn went to the first year program to understand how to host the Welcome Week candle light service.
“That is where we got a figure of how much this would cost,” Osborn said. “The plastic is to make sure we do not stain the stone on the steps.”
Dylan Benac, SA president and senior political science major from Boerne, said the candle light service is a good way for seniors to reflect on the four years they spent at ACU.
“It will be a nice transition for seniors who are about to transition from being a student to being an alumni,” Benac said. “We have not had a ceremony like this in the past. It will be a good last moments with your friends.”
Osborn, Tate and Benac proposed that during the ceremony there will be a guest speaker. That speaker is still undecided, but Congress had a chance to collaborate who they thought would be a good fit.
After spending time trying to decide who would be a good speaker, it was agreed that seniors should have a say in who speaks at the ceremony.
The bill says the ceremony will establish a tradition on the campus, but does not mention a continuation of this event.
The bill was passed by Congress with a 22-member approval.