SGA passed two new resolutions in an effort to demonstrate support of the victims of the two recent natural disasters. It is customary and normally appropriate for a legislative body to pass a resolution following a tragedy in order to demonstrate sympathy for the victims, according to Darien Flowers, junior class senate member.
SGA voted 29-0-1 to pass S.R. 11-4.3 A Resolution to Express Sympathy Following the Devastation in Japan.
Article I of the resolution states, “The Student Government Association of Elon University offers their expression of heartfelt sympathy to all the family and friends of the men, women and children that were injured or killed in the disaster on March 11, 2011.”
The senate also voted to pass S.R. 11-4.4 A Resolution to Express Sympathy to Shaw University Following the Tornado Devastation.
As written in the resolution, SGA will also allocate $100 to the Mechanics and Farmers Bank Shaw University Relief Fund.
Although there was discussion among the senate members regarding the potential effectivity of $100, the majority agreed the donation was important and demonstrated Elon’s support for the tornado victims.
-Melissa Kansky, assistant news editor