KU Student Senate committee votes to fund campus organizations
- Feb. 13, 2013
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Student Senate Finance Committee passed 11 bills during their meeting last night.
Some of the bills passed include a bill to fund the Queers and Allies Gaypril, a bill to fund Students for Justice in the Middle East, a bill to fund the Big Event and a bill to fund the Enactus.
Queers and Allies celebrates Gaypril as their annual pride celebration. They were funded $1,000 to host a variety of programs and educational events about issues of sexual and gender identity throughout the month of April.
Students for Justice in the Middle East is a group that aims to educate the community about social justice issues in the Middle East.
SJME will be hosting an event in March to raise awareness about issues happening in Syria. Omar Chakaki, a Syrian-American musician, will be headlining the event. They were funded $3,000.
The Big Event is an annual event that promotes relationships between KU and the Lawrence community. The Big Event is at its third year at KU and has shown to be the fastest growing Big Event in the country. They were funded $7,900 for supplies.
Enactus is a student group that promotes leadership and aims to train its leaders to make a global impact through sustainability.
Enactus will be combining with the KU Fashion Club to host Dresses for a Difference. This is a community service event that turns pillowcases into dresses which will then be donated to an orphanage in Kenya. They were funded $600 for supplies.
Hannah Barling is a junior from Arkansas majoring in journalism. Read more from Hannah Barling.