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SGA October Update

By Hailey Terracino, News Editor 

The Student Government Association (SGA) is conducting work with limited members and uncertain plans moving forward.

Vacant seats on the executive board were filled during an election in late September, with Chief Justice Melissa Jara and Executive Secretary Urimy Cha joining President Laila Metwaly, Vice President Ha Kyoung Kim, and Treasurer Elijah Serrano.

The Senate is currently running with only eight senators out of 30 available seats. This reflects a current trend at BCC, said Greg Fenkart, Dean of Student Life, with many clubs and organizations struggling to find members. 

Each year, senators are split into four core committees: academic affairs, college affairs, diversity, and public relations. This fall, some of the senators will be sitting as sole members and default chairpeople of their committee. 

Plans action are still unclear at the moment, as SGA is waiting on the college to finalize spring semester plans. 

Registration for the spring is still planned to start on October 3. Due to an increase in registration during the Fall 2 window, Fenkart said the college is considering moving 50 percent of classes to Spring 2, which starts February 9th. 

The Student Activities Board (SAB), which operates under SGA, is planning virtual events for the fall, including a Halloween event on October 28, and a writing and poetry event that will be released soon.


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