Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) approved funding allocations and passed a resolution related to special elections at its first meeting of the semester on Sept. 13.
Nearly $210,000 in funding was allocated to various student organizations, including two new organizations, The Femellectual and Miami Political Review.
The Femellectual received about $900 while Miami Political Review received about $170.
Some of the organizations that received the most funding include Chabad Jewish Student Group with almost $12,000 and the Guitar Club and Dance Theatre with just under $10,000 each.
Senators also voted on a resolution related to ASG’s upcoming special elections.
According to ASG’s bylaws, when five or more senate seats are open, special elections are held to fill those seats. For this election cycle, 23 seats are open: 15 Senators-At-Large, five On-Campus Senators, one Off-Campus Senator and one Resident Assistant (RA) Senator.
Students running for special elections would typically be voted on and elected by current senators.
The resolution outlines instead having the student body vote on senators via The Hub for this election cycle to run the election more efficiently. A student body vote would also allow for better representation of constituents for Senators.
The resolution passed unanimously.
Special elections will take place from Sept. 20 at 7 a.m. to Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
ASG’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Joslin Senate Chamber in Armstrong Student Center.