The Student Government Association might have to remove one of its newly elected senators after discovering it accidentally elected one too many into its ranks during the last general board meeting.
The SGA currently has 24 senators serving, one over the allowable amount according to SGA bylaws.
“This is a problem, but with all the problems we’ve had electing senators, I consider this a good problem to deal with,” said SGA President Marie Reimers, referring to the past issues with not having enough students to fill Senate seats.
The process for deciding who to cut from the Senate has yet to be determined, but Reimers said checking the grade point averages of the senators might be one method.
To be a senator, undergraduate students must carry at least six credit hours per semester and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Graduate students must carry three credit hours per semester and have a 3.0 or higher.
“We really don’t want to force out one of the newly elected senators, but that might happen,” Reimers said.
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