The University of South Dakota Student Government Association met with South Dakota’s Student Federation Dec. 11 and the Board of Regents Dec. 12 to discuss topics that have been on the agenda for several sessions.
Despite being discussed at previous SGA meetings, the issue of General Activity Fee money being spent on housing scholarships was not on the agenda to be discussed by the Student Federation.
On the agenda was the Good Samaritan Alcohol Policy.
GSAP is an initiative that has previously failed in the South Dakotan legislature. GSAP would make underage drinkers who call for assistance for another underage drinker in an emergency immune from prosecution. The legislation has failed previously due to loopholes and the vague description as what would qualify as help, from an underage drinker calling an ambulance to praying.
Graduation has also left four empty seats in the SGA, which will soon be filled.
“The interviews are done,” SGA Vice President DJ Smith said.
While replacements have been selected to fill the empty seats, the candidates have not yet been presented to and approved by the SGA.