Additional Funding Requested for Students Groups at SGA Meeting

Tuesday’s meeting was characterized by requests for additional funding and reports by organizations about upcoming events for students at USD. Jordan Bonstrum, Director of the Opportunity Center, spoke as the special guest of the evening, inviting SGA to attend a mental health talk given by Darryll Stinson on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the […]

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Seven Bills Pass Unanimously at Final SGA Meeting

SGA wrapped up their final meeting of the semester Tuesday night as the team discussed president Caleb Weiland’s senate resolution for increased mental health funding. But, prior to his resoultion’s introduction, the Senate revisited ten old business matters, five of which passed unanimously.  Sen. Caleb Swanson reported no further concerns regarding Senate Bill (SB) 94 […]

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SGA Introduces $15 Thousand Allocation for USD Program

SGA appropriated $15 thousand to Charlie’s Career Closet during their meeting on Oct. 11 Dean of Students, Dr. Kim Grieve delivered her weekly report emphasizing her appreciation of SGA’s work toward improving USD’s mental health on campus, including their appearance at last week’s board of regents meeting.   Moving into old business, SGA revisited bills 85 […]

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SGA Hears New Campus Opportunity, Clarifies Roles Within Senate

USD’s Lori Costello spoke on the Coyote Career Closet initiative at Tuesday night’s SGA meeting, emphasizing the confidence and empowerment this action will bring. Senators also introduced three new Senate bills, all of which will be seen again next week.  Costello, an assistant professor at USD, pitched the Coyote Career Closet program to Senators, sharing […]

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Weiland Proposes New Mental Health Day Policy

Last year, Student Government Association (SGA) president Caleb Weiland and vice president Reagan Kolberg had discussions surrounding student’s mental health and how they could help. Weiland said there are many processes for students to go through if they have physical ailments like surgery or sickness, but there is nothing in place for those struggling with […]

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SGA Introduces Special Appropriation, Passes Two Bills

Two bills were passed by the Student Government Association (SGA) during Tuesday night’s meeting. The Korean Student Association also presented their schedule, requesting a special appropriation from SGA.  Kate Fitzgerald, Interim Associate Dean of Students, delivered the advisor’s report stating Swipe Out Hunger applications opened last Friday and are available to students who are facing […]

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Saferides Returns to USD

Saferides made its comeback to the Vermillion community on the evenings of Sept. 9 and 10. Student Government Association (SGA) President Caleb Weiland said Saferides is exactly what it sounds like, “a safe ride for students to go to and from downtown across the community.” From 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, […]

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SGA Reviews Four Bills

The Student Government Association (SGA) reviewed four old business matters at tonight’s meeting.  Senator Josh Styskal reported grammatical changes made to Senate Bill (SB) 77 “A Bill Codifying When Amendments Take Effect.” All changes were approved, and the bill will be reviewed again next week for its final reading.   SB 79 “Psychology Club Special Appropriation” […]

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SGA Passes Two Emergency Legislations, Swears in Three New Senators

The Student Government Association (SGA) received insight from USD’s Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs on resources it will provide for students. SGA also introduced Senate Bills (SB) 77, 79 and 80 and passed bills 78 and 81 as emergency legislation unanimously. Three new senators were also sworn in by SGA President, Caleb Weiland. […]

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USD’s dining will change to Sodexo during summer

The 2020 Senate Bill (SB) 55 was signed into law by Gov. Kristi Noem in March 2020. According to the bill, it’s “An act to require the Board of Regents to assemble a task force to study the operations and function of the institutions of higher education under the board’s authority.”  One of the findings […]

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