Changes to SU constitution pass in special election
Students voted in favor of making two changes to the Student Union constitution Monday in a decision that will allow an earlier general budget allocation than in previous years.
One of the votes changed a minor grammatical mistake, but the second allowed block funding to appear on the fall SU election ballot. Previously, block funding was placed on the spring ballot, which meant the general budget could only be allocated after spring elections.
For block funding, student groups decide on an amount of money they need for a protracted period of time, and the student body votes on whether to allocate them that money. That money is then set aside when the Vice President of Finance sets the general budget, which must be passed by SU Senate and SU Treasury.
Fall SU elections will take place on Thursday and Friday of this week. Groups seeking block funding have already had to collect the necessary number of signatures to appear on the ballot and set their budgets.
Check back for a full story on Thursday.