SGA begins this semester unanimously passing significant changes to its constitution. Executive positions have been reorganized, most notably the responsibilities of the Executive Secretary. 

The secretary will now focus on overseeing promotional efforts, according to SGA’s amended constitution. The position will no longer head the One Phoenix Committee, which was in charge of event planning and programming. The Executive Board will need to appoint a new head to this committee in the 2019-2020 legislative year. 

“The secretary was charged with specifically carrying out the Elon Ball and Homecoming events,” said senior Louisa Sholar, senator for the School of Arts and Sciences. “They were placed directly in charge of the One Phoenix Committee.”

Another amendment passed now allows for students who are not involved in SGA to join three committees. Four students each may join the Public Relations Committee, the Elections Committee or the Finance Board. Students applying to these committees will be selected at the discretion of the chairs.

SGA passed the amendments to their constitution with little discussion from its senators. Senior Michael Gibeley, senator of campus programs, said the new amendments will increase the accessibility of SGA to more students.

SGA has not received applications for nine positions: 

  • Executive Secretary
  • Senior Class Secretary 
  • Senior Class Treasurer 
  • Junior Class Vice President 
  • Junior Class Secretary
  • Junior Class Treasurer
  • Junior Class Senator 
  • Sophomore Class President
  • Sophomore Class Vice President 

If one person applies to a position from this list, they will run unopposed. Current SGA Executive President, Kenneth Brown, ran unopposed in last year's election. SGA labels these seats as uncontested. 

SGA has some uncontested positions in the councils of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the Love School of Business and the School of Communications. 

Seven new people were appointed to senator positions:

  • Freshman Baylor Rodman to the Media Council
  • Freshman Talia Gallo to the Service Council
  • Freshman Jovani Mendez-Sandoval to the Religious and Spiritual Life Council
  • Junior Ryan O’Leary to the Programming Council
  • Junior Francesco “Franky” Storm to the Campus Programs Council
  • Senior Katherine “Katie” Park to the School of Education Academic Council
  • Senior Paige Knapke to the School of Education Academic Council

By the next senate meeting on Feb. 28, Executive Treasurer Maxwell Pivonka said SGA will announce which organizations will continue to receive its funding from SGA and which organizations will have their budgets managed by Jon Dooley with the Office of Student Life.