Post Tagged with: "SAC"

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Commissioners for the Student Activities Commission have expressed confusion over ambiguity and lax enforcement of bylaws relating to conflicts of interest — especially as they pertain to the International Relations Club.

Conflicts of Interest Spotlight Ambiguity in SAC Bylaws

When representatives from the International Relations Club faced the Student Activities Commission on Monday, March 19, to explain why IRC members had travelled to Panama City earlier that month without required SAC approval, the club had already argued its case a week earlier to the commission, which included four current[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUPD Security Fees Siphon Club Funds, Student Leaders Say

A Georgetown University policy requiring student groups to hire campus police for certain on-campus events constitutes a burdensome misuse of Student Activity Fee funds, according to some student leaders. Current university policy requires student groups to hire Georgetown University Policy Department officers as security guards when hosting high-attendance or high-profile[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Recognize H*yas for Choice

Georgetown University should prioritize free speech over religious policy by recognizing H*yas for Choice, a pro-reproductive rights student group. As a university, Georgetown must commit to the free exchange of ideas, rather than prioritizing one belief over another. Club funding must not be based on viewpoint or ideology, despite the[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 6 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Reveal Foreign Government Ties

When Georgetown University student groups work with foreign governments, the wider community should not find out from national news. Last week, by obtaining private documents, Foreign Policy magazine reported the Chinese government has provided substantial funding for Georgetown University Chinese Students and Scholars Association, a graduate student chapter of the[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 3 comments Editorial
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Blame Game: When Club Members Misbehave, Who Is Responsible?

A racist incident at nearby The George Washington University has spurred conversations on Georgetown University’s campus about how clubs should be accountable for their members’ behavior. Unlike universities such as GWU, where organizations can face repercussions for the misconduct of individual members, Georgetown’s policies under the Student Activities Commission generally preclude[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 2 comments Features, News
ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA

Love Saxa Funding, Status Remain Uncertain After Vote Postponed

The fate of student group Love Saxa’s funding and status as a university-recognized club remains uncertain after a meeting of the Student Activities Commission ended without a vote early Tuesday morning. The committee heard the complaint of two students opposed to Love Saxa, who argued that the university should not[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 12 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Defund Intolerance

Love Saxa does not deserve the benefit of university recognition. As a group whose mission advocates against equal rights for the LGBTQ community, Love Saxa fosters intolerance. As such, the club is antithetical to what a university club should be, and it should be ineligible for any university benefits. Love[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 68 comments Editorial
Students Call to Defund Love Saxa

Students Call to Defund Love Saxa

Students opposed to the student group Love Saxa plan to present a petition to the Student Activities Commission on Monday, demanding the advisory board strip the group of its funding and no longer grant it access to campus facility benefits on grounds that it holds intolerant and hateful beliefs. Love[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 52 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Less Than Half of New Club Applicants Accepted

Twelve new clubs launched this semester, with the Council of Advisory Boards approving fewer than 50 percent of the 34 student groups that applied this semester for university recognition. The clubs, including the Hong Kong Student Association, Lebanese Student Association and Hoya Teahouse, join over 300 student groups on campus. These[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Go Fund Us

For many Georgetown student organizations, the Council of Advisory Boards is synonymous with funding. In reality, CAB, which mediates dialogue between the six undergraduate advisory boards, is not directly involved in the allocation of funds. That being said, much of the recent dialogue mediated by CAB between the different undergraduate[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top