A controversial food policy was amended shortly before students returned home for winter break, thanks to the collaboration between the Student Government Association and Campus Council. The original policy, which was passed in an effort to keep money on campus, prohibited student groups, staff and faculty from getting reimbursed for any food purchased outside of campus (unless granted exemption). Unfortunately neither Council nor SGA was informed of such a policy until reimbursements started to be rejected.
After many conversations with administrative officials, SGA and Council reached an agreement for the amended policy. Reimbursement will now be accepted (up to $8 per person with a $250 cap) when students and/or students and faculty/staff meet together. It is the hope that this revised policy can help keep money on campus while still allowing members of the college to purchase off-campus food for special occasions.
ÏSGA and Campus Council continue to be an advocate for the Students,Ó said Josh Koch, SGA Secretary of Special Services. ÏA problem was brought to our attention, we spoke with the administration and a compromise was reached. This is what these two organizations are here for and it is important that students speak up when they have future concerns about college policy.Ó