Mission

The mission of the Student Government is to provide an intellectual, social, and cultural environment that maximizes student potential and enhances student success. The purpose of Student Government is to provide equal representation for all students at Florida Gulf Coast University....
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10/13 Cabinet Meeting Minutes

Florida Gulf Coast University Student Government Cabinet cc 245 October 13th 2015 5:00PM All members of the public are welcome Call to Order 5:02pm Roll Call Present: Elneus, Scanlon, Davidson, Gomes, Green, Lietaert, Rigg, Reca (for Davis), Iqubal Absent: Mazzoleni Amendment/Approval of the Minutes Gomes moves to approve, Rigg seconds Public Comment None Reports Presidential Report: Thieldens Elneus FSA hosting meeting at FGCU next Saturday Oct 24 If available come out and support Vetoed 3 bills this week Photography Club, VMES, and Computer Software Engineering Met with Jorge Lopez, Director of Financial Aid Looking for ways to inform students on fiscal responsibility Fight Song Competition still happening throughout rest of semester Kappa Delta and Cheer Team get first pizza party Met with Chief of Staff for Kurt Clauiston Looking into connecting with students and connecting with Cape Coral office for student internships, etc. Met with Chief Moore today to talk about late night transportation program, as well as finding location for student kayak/canoe storage location Tomorrow have meeting with Beasly Broadcasting, foundation, and Dean of Students to talk about Eagle Radio location Vice President Report:...
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Senator Garret Richter Recap

Greetings, On October 2, 2015 Student Government met with Senator Garrett Richter. At the meeting Student Representatives had a chance to have a brief discussion with the Senator on how students can better connect with legislators. The advice given during this discussion was to simply look for the seasons that will enable the most involvement such as: elections, internships and major events. He also advised SG leaders to continue to build relationships with legislators. The senator encourages students to continue to engage within the community by mentoring future FGCU students and leaders. Feedback to FGCU is continue making strides for excellence as those are how the university caught his attention. He looks forward to seeing us at FGCU Day!...
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Umpqua Community College

On behalf of the FGCU Community, I want to offer my deepest condolences to the Umpqua Community College family. It goes without saying that this tragic event is tough to recover from or even understand. We as students are all affected by these acts. The Love and Prayers from our community goes to those in Oregon. It’s vitally important that we stand with the students of UCC and support them through this tough time. I challenge folks to take a moment to pray, and think about those hurting due to this vicious act. #UCCStrong Thieldens Elneus – Student Body President...
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Student Government Cabinet Meeting Minutes 9-29-15

Florida Gulf Coast University Student Government Cabinet cc 245 SEPTEMBER 29nd 2015 5:00PM All members of the public are welcome   Call to Order 5:01pm Roll Call Present: Present: Elneus, Scanlon, Davidson, Gomes, Green, Rigg, Mazzoleni, Reca (for Davis), Iqubal Absent: Lietaert Amendment/Approval of the Minutes Gomes approves, Green seconds Public Comment None Reports Presidential Report: Thieldens Elneus Represented FGCU at FSA Polython Explored ways to alleviate student loan debt in Florida FSA legislative agenda being worked on Hosting FSA on October 23-25 Working with staff to select students for Dine with the Dean Hunting for set location for Eagle Radio Exploring possibilities but nothing definite yet Had meeting with planning committee for front entrance Considering moving information booth somewhere else on campus Issue is that it blocks traffic Final stage of front entrance design: potential in 5-10 years from now, having roundabout in front of Lutgert Uzair wants to put sustainability person on committee Vice President Report: Jessica Scanlon Went to Campus Recreation meeting yesterday Trying to figure out how to minimize drainage issues on rec field Due to intramural/sports games cancellations because of flooding Working with engineering companies...
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2016-2017 – A & S Budget Application

Hello Eagles! The Office of Student Involvement (located in Cohen Center 258A) will be accepting Student Organization and Campus Department Annual Budget Applications for 2016-2017 beginning on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 8am through Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12pm (noon). No Budget Applications will be accepted after the Noon deadline on Friday, October 2. You will need to schedule your Budget Hearing when you turn in your budget. Please remember that the Annual Budget Application must be printed out and handed in as a hard copy to the front desk in the Office of Student Involvement. Please be sure the signed Statement of Understanding (Finance Code Appendix) is attached to the back of your application. Prior to your scheduled budget hearing, please be sure you are familiar with the Finance Code, paying special attention to Chapter 213, Prohibited Expenditures. If you have any questions regarding the Annual Budget Process, please contact me at sgappropriations@fgcu.edu. Thank you, Miguel Castro Student Government Senate Appropriations Chair Florida Gulf Coast University...
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9-22-2015 Cabinet Meeting Minutes

Florida Gulf Coast University Student Government Cabinet cc 249 SEPTEMBER 22nd 2015 5:00PM All members of the public are welcome  Call to Order 5:03pm Roll Call Present: Elneus, Scanlon, Davidson, Green, Rigg, Mazzoleni, Reca (for Davis), Iqubal Absent: Gomes, Lietaert Amendment/Approval of the Minutes Reca approves, Green seconds Public Comment None Guest Speaker FGCU Wings of Hope Ricky Pires, rpires@fgcu.edu Discussed Florida panthers and threats to the panthers Working towards educating community Wants FGCU to be first college to be “wildlife-proof” Looking for SG to help with signs for this initiative “bear proof” sponsored by SG and Wings of Hope Put sign where trash cans used to be- “look what you’ve done, by moving the trash cans inside you’ve helped bears” Going to move trash cans to protect wildlife Needs student help with the zones Help with going into Colloquium classes and presenting Reports Presidential Report: Thieldens Elneus Got to speak and welcome new students this weekend Currently working on finalizing projects that are being processed Eagle Radio- still no location Working as advisory on Food Selection Committee Need 4 people for grade appeals committee Lee and T will be...
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9-15-2015 Cabinet Meeting Minutes

Florida Gulf Coast University Student Government Cabinet HH 221 September 15th 2015 5:00PM All members of the public are welcome Call to Order 5:08pm Roll Call Present: Elneus, Scanlon, Davidson, Gomes, Lietaert, Green, Rigg, Reca (for Davis), Iqubal Absent: Mazzoleni Amendment/Approval of the Minutes Elneus approves, Green seconds Public Comment None Reports Presidential Report: Thieldens Elneus 7:30am classes beginning- SG passing resolution through Senate Working with Director of Campus Rec to get advisory committee Role: give advice to campus rec and their offices Need 1 person to sit on parking advisory board Need people for grades appeals committee Need location for Eagle Radio Sept 25th-27th in Tallahassee Tea with T Steph and Breanna Vice President Report: Jessica Scanlon Faculty Senate on Friday at 9:30 Planning & Budget meeting today Discussed environmental strategic committee plan Campus food and dining meeting today Presentations start next week on Tuesday Let Jess know any specific questions, etc. that she can ask during the meeting Treasurer Report: Karli Gomes Let Karli know any budget questions Chief of Staff Report: Lee Davidson Institutional Affairs Team needs volunteer Meetings are scheduled on Fridays from 1pm - 2 pm on October...
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Cabinet Minutes 9/8/2015

Florida Gulf Coast University Student Government Cabinet CC 249 September 8th 2015 5:00PM All members of the public are welcome Call to Order 5:00pm Roll Call Present: Elneus, Scanlon, Davidson, Gomes, Lietaert, Green, Rigg, Mazzoleni, Reca (for Davis), Iqubal Amendment/Approval of the Minutes Elneus approves, Green seconds Public Comment None Reports Presidential Report Submit applications for FGCU Day and encourage other people to apply FGCU Day January 25th Represented at the BLT meeting, decided to give President Bradshaw a 5% raise and $40,000 bonus Approved mission and vision statement for university Passed the Budget and will revisit specific areas in January FSA meeting later this month- tentatively at FSU. Polython will be there held too Polython: “Policy hacking” competition. dissecting politics, divided into groups and create presentations from which a winner is chosen. September 25th/26th SG drive at Osprey Hall/SoVi to reach out to freshmen- select dates and times. Vice President Report If checking out golf cart, give keys back in 24 hours at OSI desk- if over the weekend give back first thing Monday Purchase order forms- talk about it in cabinet...
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9-1-2015 Cabinet Meeting Minutes

Florida Gulf Coast University Student Government Cabinet CC 249 September 1st 2015 5:00PM All members of the public are welcome  Call to Order 5:02pm Roll Call Present: Elneus, Scanlon, Davidson, Lietaert, Green, Rigg, Mazzoleni, Reca (for Davis), Iqubal Absent: Gomes Amendment/Approval of the Minutes Iqubal approves, Green seconds Public Comment None Reports Presidential Report Attended FSA meeting, appointed as fiscal policy chair Involves getting the budget for FSA FSA hosting presidential forum on October 3rd Policy Writing Competition for FSA later this month- info still being finalized Met with Director of Housing, discussed location for Eagle Radio Additionally, talked about having student storage for kayaks/canoes on campus Attended alumni and honors meetings and met with Honors Senate to express that SG is here for them to collaborate and partner with Going to Board of Trustees meeting on September 8th to complete the presidential evaluation of President Bradshaw. If you want to voice concerns about President Bradshaw let T know Vice President Report Did coin flip for soccer game! Working on building school spirit and relationship with athletics by attending games and helping with...
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