Student Senate to vote on new RSOs, senator


Rob Le Cates

Student Senator Natalie Mitlyng, a senior pre med major, explains her External Affairs Committee report at the Nov. 3 Student Government meeting. Mitlyng mentioned going to City Council meetings once a month to get connected.

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor

The Eastern Student Senate will be out and about for its Wednesday night meeting, which will be held in the Thomas Hall lobby as a part of Senate-On-The-Go at 7 p.m.

There is no new business on the agenda this week. Rather, the senate will be acting on items that were tabled at last week’s meeting.

On the consent agenda this week is the appointment of Brianna Hull-Dennis to the Student Senate. This was removed from the consent agenda last week as Hull-Dennis was unable to attend the meeting.

There are also three items of old business that the senate will address Wednesday.

They are the approval of emergency bills 21-22-01, 21-22-02 and 21-22-03, items that were originally on the agenda for the meeting Oct. 27 before being tabled in the last two meetings. All three concern the approval of RSOs.

Emergency bill 21-22-01 is the approval of the RSO EIU Majorettes. The group will be called Elite Elegance and the description in the bill reads as follows.

“The purpose(s) of Elite Elegance at Eastern Illinois University is to unite young women and men through the traditional HBCU artistic style majorette dancing.”

Emergency bill 21-22-02 is the approval of the Creative Writing Club. The proposal says that the club, among other things, will seek “to foster a wide student interest and participation in activities by providing leadership, programs, and service.”

Emergency bill 21-22-03 is the approval of the Culturally Diverse Society.

“The goal is to be an inclusive club. People who are biracial and mixed-race do not feel they belong in the groups they are blended with. Biracial and mixed-race people often feel insecure and lost. This club would not only be for biracial and mixed-race people. But for anyone that wants to share their culture and learn about others,” the proposal states.

The meeting will end with executive reports and committee reports.

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