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The Student Government Board meeting on Sept. 14 where Brennan Conway, far right, announced his outside bank accounts plan.

SGB working to launch PNC bank account pilot program this spring

By Clare Sheedy, Contributing Editor November 19, 2021
What has long been a dream for student organizations — more self-service management of their finances — may become reality in fall 2022 if all goes according to Student Government Board’s plan.
Pitt Irish dance club met in person on Tuesday evening in the William Pitt Union fitness center.

Some student orgs begin to meet in person as pandemic continues

By Alice Tang, Staff Writer October 7, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, clubs reimagined and modified their meetings and activities this semester to meet health guidelines, which, for the majority of organizations, has resulted in strictly online meetings. But on Sept. 14, Pitt sent an email to hundreds of student organizations allowing them to apply to hold in-person meetings.
SGB President Zechariah Brown discusses the updates to the Student Organization Resource Center’s naming guidelines at Tuesday evening’s weekly meeting.

SGB responds to decision on naming guidelines

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer February 12, 2020
President Zechariah Brown opened Student Government Board’s weekly Tuesday meeting by discussing the anticipated response from Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner regarding the Student Organization Resource Center’s naming guidelines.
Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner announced on Tuesday that student organizations affected by the new SORC naming guidelines will be able to sell remaining non-compliant marketing material until April 30, 2021.

Dean of students updates student org naming guidelines

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor February 11, 2020
Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner announced in a Tuesday press release that independent student organizations affected by the new Student Organization Resource Center naming guidelines will be allowed to sell the remainder of their non-compliant marketing materials before April 30, 2021.
In the last meeting of the semester, SGB unanimously passed a bill updating the SGB elections code.

SGB passes updates to elections code

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer December 4, 2019
Student Government Board unanimously passed a bill updating the SGB elections code for the 2020-21 elections at its last meeting of the fall semester Tuesday night.
A resolution proposed by board member Eric Macadangdang calling on support for University labor and rights to organize without unlawful intrusion passed at last night’s meeting. It comes about a month after Pitt filed an exception to a ruling proposed by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board on Sept. 18, halting its orders.

SGB passes resolution backing proposed PLRB grad union ruling

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer November 20, 2019
Student Government Board unanimously passed a resolution at its Tuesday night meeting calling on support for University labor and rights to organize without unlawful intrusion.
SGB proposed three naming solutions for student organizations to choose from, which are available for viewing and comment on its website.

Less than 10 students commented on SGB’s SORC proposals

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer November 13, 2019
Student Government President Zechariah Brown said less than 10 students have voiced input about the board’s proposed ways to resolve the looming problem posed by updated Student Organization Resource Center naming guidelines.
SGB discussed Bigelow Boulevard being closed and the draft of the new SORC rules.

SGB announces more than 1,000 signatures on gun violence prevention letter

By Nicole Marzzacco, Staff Writer November 6, 2019
Student Government Board provided updates on several ongoing initiatives at their meeting Tuesday night.
Scott Glaser encouraged students to sign SGB’s letter to Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey regarding common sense gun legislation.

SGB pens open letter urging passage of gun reform legislation

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer October 29, 2019
Student Government Board’s meeting Tuesday night began with a moment of silence offered by President Zechariah Brown to honor the one-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre.
SGB provided updates on ongoing projects, including new club naming guidelines and installing free menstrual product dispensers in various bathrooms around campus, at Tuesday’s public meeting.

SGB to finalize naming guideline proposal by end of week

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer October 15, 2019
Student Government Board provided updates on several ongoing initiatives at their meeting Tuesday night.
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