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SGA President announces sanctions on VP


Bowing to pressures from students angry over a social media controversy, the SGA President has announced sanctions for the vice president.

Vice President Rohini Sethi’s five sanctions include a 50-day suspension beginning Aug. 1, mandatory attendance of the Libra Project diversity workshop, mandatory attendance of three cultural events per month, a reflection letter and a public presentation in the Senate Meeting on Sep. 28.

“Since her original post, I have not felt that she has understood or respected how her actions have affected the people around her, as well as the reputation of SGA and the university,” SGA President Shane Smith said in a statement. “I believe that many of the actions she took only further escalated the situation and were not in the best interests of the organization.”

During a Senate Meeting held Wednesday, the bill SGAB-5304 was drafted and gave Smith one-time power to determine Sethi’s suspension. It was passed with 13 votes of approval, two against and one abstaining.

Between the Senate Meeting and the sanctions’ announcement, five more days of suspension were added.

“I am confident that Rohini has the ability to learn from this experience and become a better leader and a better person,” Smith said in a statement. “I will join Rohini in many of the assignments listed below and will encourage other members of SGA to do so, as well.”

A screenshot of the statement and Sethi’s sanctions are below.

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