First SGA meeting of the year addresses sensitive issues and summer funding.
SGA brought attention to allegations against campus police officer Wilter Dormevil and his alleged inappropriate actions toward a student worker at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
SGA President Ezequiel De Leon stated SGA’s mission on campus is to serve and represent the student body as well as address student issues and advocate for them.
De Leon said the incident had to be addressed at SGA senate. He added, “It’s not something we are going to shy away from because it’s a sensitive issue.”
A student worker employed at the campus police station was in attendance, and said, “It was nothing that even crossed my mind until the issue happened. So it’s pretty scary. … Those are my coworkers.”
The student worker added, “It involved a student, it involved one of my coworkers. Nobody in the office has said anything to the student workers.”
SGA also swore in 13 senators and appointed five new ones, including Hailey Small ‘17, Jacob Nowlan ‘18, Logan Hennessy ‘18, Marquis Sims ‘18 and Seth Signa ‘18.
SGA received five emergency business funding requests over the summer. Symphonic Band received $910 for a conductor, Her Campus received $400 for Craft, Chat and Chill on Sept. 7, Aspiring Health Professionals received $1175 for bamboo plants for FSU Health Day on Sept. 21, Marketing Club received $2500 for personalized water bottles also for FSU Health Day and approved an increase to the dance team’s budget for a Celtic’s game in February.
SGA also discussed upcoming elections. With multiple positions currently available, SGA hopes to gain new members and encourage them to run for leadership roles within the group.
The meeting was followed by an ice cream social.