Escort team requests money

The 39th Student Senate met Monday to discuss Student Supreme Court appointments and the reinstatement of FAMU’s S.A.F.E. Team.

Crime Prevention Officer Sherri Luke told the senate funding is need for Students Available For Escort Team. The organization is a student-run escort service that is responsible for making sure students get to various campus locations safely at night.

During her speech officer Luke spoke to the senate about some of the problems theS.A.F.E. Team had in the past and possible solutions.Officer Luke also said that last time funds were allocated to the S.A.F.E. Team for golf carts, one was wrecked and another was left on the Set.

“We need to make sure that the students who come in are professional and are not tearing up the golf carts,” Luke said. “Those are the issues that we had that we needed to crackdown on the S.A.F.E. Team, so it may have discouraged some students from applying,” Luke said.

Last time, the S.A.F.E. Team was allocated $5,000 in funds, which Luke said was not enough.

“The golf carts are $9,000… and that’s a basic four-seater,” said Luke. “The last funding we got was $5,000 dollars, and that will not cover the golf carts.”

Officer Luke also asked for assistance with lighting on campus.

“The university is spending a lot of money renting light towers for every event,” Luke said. 

“The money the university has spent on lighting in two years could have been used to buy lighting.”

Another faculty member had a complaint regarding elections.

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Henry Kirby warned the senate that any appeals made to the electoral commission after elections, will move on to the student supreme court.

If a supreme court is not in place for appeals, the FAMU administration will review all requests.

“If we do not have a supreme court in place before elections start, the elections will go on,” Kirby said.

Two appointments were made by the student senate; Bobby Boone was confirmed for secretary of state and Anquan Brown was confirmed for secretary of academic affairs.