SGA changes pregame tailgating regulations

Student Government Association officially started its semester Tuesday afternoon by introducing new regulations for pregame tailgating.SGA President Trevor Heaney said the new changes include a two-hour time frame in which students may consume alcohol. Heaney, a senior entrepreneurial management and finance major, added that 15 minutes before kickoff, tailgating will end and students will be encouraged to attend the game.

“It’s going to be something that is student-initiated and student-run,” Heaney said of the pregame tailgating regulations.

In addition to the new tailgating rules, Speaker of the House Tori Hutchens, a senior international economics and Spanish major, said SGA will be strict on members who miss meetings.

“If you have three unexcused absences, we will ask an alternate to take your position,” Hutchens said. “If there is no alternate, we will contact the school and have them ask if someone wants to take your position.”

SGA committee chairs said they hope students will run in Tuesday’s elections to fill vacancies left over from seniors who graduated.

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