Student senators met in the Senate Chambers of Florida A&M University this Monday to cover an agenda of reports, confirmations and unfinished business.
This week's meeting honored Interpersonal Violence Awareness with a purple decorated room. Some senators wore purple and attendees were served food and drinks.
During the committee reports, the Student Relations Committee informed students about Black Out Week, which began Sunday, February 25, and listed all the events for the week.
The week started off with church at New Mt. Zion AME and will continue Wednesday by hosting a For the Culture game night, followed by Friday’s Strikeout Showcase in Gaither Gym at 6:15pm.
As the meeting continued, the executive branch and director of student lobbying committee announced that they will be hosting a Women Empowerment Week starting March 19th– March 23rd.
March is women’s history month and the week will be filled with knowledge, inspiration, and empowerment to build up female students to be the best women leaders they can be.
“The executive branch loves giving back to the community and one way we would like to give back is relieving stress and allowing young ladies to keep up the queen she is,” freshman broadcast journalism student and member of the executive branch Alexys Lynn said.
The elections appointments vice chair Christopher Miller confirmed four new student members: two under the executive branch and two under the legislative branch.
Third year business management student Tarik Siddeq was confirmed for the position on Deputy Secretary of Economic Development under the Executive Branch, and fourth year biology student Veronica Small was confirmed as the new Deputy Secretary of State under the executive branch.
“I am happy that I won and now I actually get to get involved and be the voice of the students being able to see a change and relate information between the students and student government,” Small said.
First year agro-business student Theresa Jean-Louis and first year nursing student Corrie Watt were both confirmed as freshman senators. Jean-Louis and Watt will now serve as freshman student senators for the forty- seventh student senate.
All students had to go through the Elections and Appointments committee before being voted on upon by the senate.
They were asked questions to make sure they knew their positions and duties, then given an favorable or unfavorable recommendation.
To be confirmed, students have to pass by at least two-thirds vote from the senate.
The elections and appointments vice chair Christopher Miller said, “I am happy to welcome the new members of the senate and looks forward to working with them.”