The 2017 Student Association elections will take place on March 29 and 30, according to the official Joint Election Committee calendar.
Student Association executive vice president Thomas Falcigno said that although the SA Senate has passed fewer bills this year, they have been more thorough.
The senate passed a resolution Monday night in support of adding a first-year forgiveness policy to next year’s academic bulletin.
The SA Senate passed a resolution Monday night requiring each of the senate’s committees to create reports on the state of GW affordability.
Faculty were asked to upload syllabi for their past courses online. About 400 professors have uploaded their syllabi to the registrar website.
SASA requested $1,500 from the Student Association senate for next academic year’s budget, but they were allocated $360.
The SA senate allocated $360 to SASA for all of their programming for next academic year. This year, the group had a budget of $390.
The commitment checks the box on one of the biggest student lobbying efforts of the past year, and quells student concerns the the online-only program would do little to improve students’ awareness of sexual violence issues.
Students running for SA president, SA executive vice president, and top positions on Program Board will only be able to spend $750 on their campaigns, a decrease of 25 percent from the past election. SA Senators at Large can now only spend $500, and the spending cap for students running for all other SA senate and Class Council seats was cut in half to $250.
About 30 students joined Students Against Sexual Assault members Monday as they demanded administrators to implement mandatory sexual assault education at Colonial Inauguration.