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MARGARET FOUBERG/THE HOYA | The Georgetown University Student Association senate, headed by GUSA senate speaker Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21), right, and vice speaker Patrick Walsh (SFS ’21), left, reallocated an additional $1,222.39 to GUSA before approving the 2019-2020 fiscal year student activities budget March 24.

GUSA Senate Approves Student Activities Budget

The full Georgetown University Student Association senate voted unanimously to approve the 2019-20 fiscal year student activities budget March 24, after passing an amendment to change the budget previously approved by the finance and appropriations committee. The amendment, proposed by FinApp Chair Hayley Grande (COL ’21), reallocated funds from the[Read More…]

by March 28, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GUSA | Outdoor Education, the performing arts advisory council, Students Activities Commission and the Georgetown University Student Association executive experienced the largest budget cuts at the conclusion of the appeals process March 17.

Appeals Process Ends; Student Groups See Significant Budget Cuts

Student group Outdoor Education appealed for $3,800 more in funds after expressing safety concerns over training during the Georgetown University Student Association Finance and Appropriations Committee’s deliberations on the final budget plan March 17. The committee held a public appeals session on March 13 and 17. Of the 13 student[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA |  Requested budget allocations for student activities were cut by $229,040.80 in the Feb. 26 draft.

GUSA Releases Draft Budget; Club Sports and CSJ Face Largest Cuts

The Georgetown University Student Association finance and appropriations committee released its draft budget allocating $1,092,000 in student activities funds Feb. 26. While the overall budget for the 2019-20 school year increased by 2.4 percent from last year, the requested student activities budget totaled more than $1,321,040, forcing cuts. The budgets[Read More…]

by March 5, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA Student organizations urge the Georgetown University Police Department to reduce security fees for club-hosted events.

GUPD Security Costs Present Obstacles, Student Leaders Say

Student leaders are continuing to push for the Georgetown University Policy Department to lower security costs for club-organized events on campus. GUPD unilaterally determines whether an event needs security and how many officers to provide and requires the Student Activities Commission to cover this cost. Security is typically required for[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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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
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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