The Big Event

Community Government Association (CGA)


CGA Fall 2020 Student Leadership Scholarship Application!

Scholarships are open to students that have shown or taken a leadership role in clubs, organizations and/or activities on-campus. Specific qualifications to apply and instructions on how to apply are listed on the application. If you received a Student Leadership Scholarship for the Spring of 2020, you ARE eligible to apply for an award for the Fall 2020. Applications are due June 15, 2020

Community Activities Novel Coronavirus Office Updates!

UPDATE 4/9/20 (revised 4/23/20)

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency and the suspension of University activities which include those by Student Organizations and Club Sports, all CGA provided budget funding that has not been used as of March 15, 2020 in student organization Community Activities Fee Fund Accounts will be transferred back to CGA so it can be reallocated to assist in the 50 percent Community Activities Fee refund that students are receiving. Funds in Husky Accounts that were not allocated by CGA, like those funds raised by organizations from fundraisers etc, will not be effected.

Limited support will be available from the Community Activities Office.

-Requests for purchases that were received in the Community Activities Office prior to March 15, 2020 will be processed and outstanding invoices paid.

-Purchase requests may be submitted after March 15, 2020 by organizations to Community Activities and will be reviewed on a case by case basis and approved according to Community Government/Community Activity and University Pandemic guidelines. Requests for travel will not be approved.

-Student Organizations can submit requests for payments for processing, providing that your group has the funds to cover the expense. We are advising groups and organizations to submit scanned copies of all normal paperwork with appropriate signatures (including any supporting documentation) to the appropriate office staff, via email (Community Activities (pink) – Joyce Grosz, jgrosz@bloomu.edu or Husky Fund (orange) – Dawn Ritter, dritter@bloomu.edu). Staff will then process requests as timely as possible.

-Student Organizations can submit requests for deposit by mailing them to the Community Activities Office with the appropriate requisition form. Noting that deposits will not be posted to accounts until the University’s suspension is lifted. The address is: Bloomsburg University, Community Activities Office, Kehr Student Union Rm. 231, 400 East Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Please note to ensure the safety of your deposit, any cash portion of the deposit should be converted to either check or money order prior to mailing. Cash should not be sent via the mail, as it could be lost in transit and is not recoverable.

Please note that University mail service is operating on a reduced schedule which will affect the timeline in which Community Activities will receive Husky Fund requests.

Community Activities related questions: jgrosz@bloomu.edu

Husky Fund related questions: dritter@bloomu.edu

CGA Comptroller: ndamato@bloomu.edu

UPDATE 4/3/20

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency and the suspension of University activities which include those by Student Organizations and Club Sports, all CGA provided budget funding that has not been used as of March 15, 2020 in student organization Community Activities Fee Fund Accounts will be transferred back to CGA so it can be reallocated to assist in the 50 percent Community Activities Fee refund that students are receiving. Funds in Husky Accounts that were not allocated by CGA, like those funds raised by organizations from fundraisers etc, will not be effected.

Limited support will be available from the Community Activities Office.

-Requests for purchases that were received in the Community Activities Office prior to March 15, 2020 will be processed and outstanding invoices paid.

-Purchase requests may be submitted after March 15, 2020 by organizations to Community Activities and will be reviewed on a case by case basis and approved according to Community Government/Community Activity and University Pandemic guidelines. Requests for travel will not be approved.

-Student Organizations can submit deposits or purchase requests by sending them to the Community Activities Office. The address is: Bloomsburg University, Community Activities Office, Kehr Student Union Rm. 231, 400 East Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Please note that University mail service is operating on a reduced schedule which will affect the timeline in which Community Activities will receive Husky Fund requests.

Community Activities related questions: jgrosz@bloomu.edu

Husky Fund related questions: dritter@bloomu.edu

CGA Comptroller: ndamato@bloomu.edu

UPDATE 3/23/20

Per the governor's most recent order, staff is not to be on campus at this time. Therefore we are experiencing delays in all areas of processing. At this time, we are trying to obtain directive as to what processing is considered essential...such as whether we are able to place new orders for groups and organizations, process checks, and so on. Once we obtain this directive, we will have a better understanding of what we are able to do and within what time parameters we will be able to provides requested services.

At this time, what we are advising groups and organizations to do is to submit scanned copies of all normal paperwork with appropriate signatures and include any supporting documentation in to our office, via email. We will review the documentation and make sure everything is complete. If submission is complete (and it is something that we are able to process per the directive), we will process in as timely as we are able to. Our office will continue to be working remotely so the normal processing deadlines and time will not be applicable until things return to normal. You should let your vendors, student members, etc. know that there are and will be uncertain delays from here on out as everything evolves to avoid any issues on that end. Remember communication is key and we are all in this together!

Anything that we are unable to process at this time per the directive, we will communicate with you to come up with the best solution during this difficult time. If something must wait for additional directive we will prepare and hold those in the meantime, until which time we are given permission to move forward.

We are still stating that the best way to reach our office is via email, as we are only able to check voicemails via remote access at this time. For email contact information, specific to accounts held in the Community Activities Office, as well as all of our requisitions and forms, please reference our CGA Documents page.

Thank you again for your understanding and support as we continue to work through this uncertain time!

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Due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we will be working remotely from home, with limited trips to campus. For this reason, email is the best way to reach our office, as we will only be checking voicemails when we make it in to the office. We will respond to your emails as soon as we can and we will work together to process your requests as best we can throughout this difficult time.

As we move through this new situation, all paperwork will be handled in the same manner as usual with three exceptions:

1. All requisitions and supporting documents will need to be scanned and emailed to us, as we are working from home and will only be going in to the office on a limited basis and we are unsure if/how campus mail is going to be running in the days ahead
2. The normal processing times cannot be guaranteed or may be delayed based upon the ability of accessing the office, as we are unsure how often we will be getting in to the office, if/how campus mail will be running and or how all of this will continue to evolve
3. With regards to deposits, if you have a secure place to lock up the funds, please do so until we continue to see how this situation evolves. If you do not have a secure place for the funds to be locked up, please email us to set up a meeting time to make a deposit. Please note we will be accepting the deposit, but it will be locked in a safe until we know more about how this situation is evolving, the concern for spreading/contracting the Novel Coronavirus is reduced and normal business operations resume.

If your email is pertaining to the Big Event scheduled for 3/28/20, this event has been CANCELLED for both the safety of our students and for the residents of the town of Bloomsburg. This information will be sent out in letter form, updates of this cancellation will be posted on the BU website and an ad will also be put in the newspaper.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we work through this evolving situation!

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Bloomsburg University's Community Government Association (CGA) provides an opportunity for students to govern themselves in a democratic manner. CGA oversees various areas including:

CGA also provides guidelines for administering the affairs, activities, concerns, general well-being of students under the Bloomsburg University jurisdiction and seeks to establish working relationships and open lines of communication with administration, faculty and staff.Above all, CGA encourages diversity in all its efforts and seeks to encourage all constituents to become involved in the governance process.

CGA Executive Board

Community Government Association

421 Kehr Union Building
570-389-4462
cga@bloomu.edu

Mark Your Calendar...

FALL 2019

 
Executive Committee - Fall 2019  
Aug. 26, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 410
Sept. 9, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 410
Sept. 23, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 410
Oct. 7, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 410
Oct. 21, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 410
Nov. 4, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 409
Nov. 18, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 410
   
2019 Elections- Senate  
Sept. 6, 2019 by NOON Petitions Due to KUB 329
Sept. 10 & 11, 2019 On-line General Elections
   
Senate - Fall 2019 Student senate meetings begin at 4:30 PM and are open to the campus community.
Sept. 16, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Ballroom
Sept. 30, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Ballroom
Oct 14, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Ballroom
Oct. 28, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Ballroom
Nov. 11, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Ballroom
Dec. 2, 2019 @ 4:30 PM KUB Ballroom
   
Campus Lawyer - Fall 2019 Wednesdays from 6-8 PM (as indicated below)
August Dates - 28th KUB 411
September Dates -11th & 25th KUB 411
October Dates - 2nd & 23rd KUB 411
November Dates - 6th & 20th KUB 411
December Dates - 4th KUB 411
   
Late Night Shuttle - Fall 2019  
Thurs, Fri & Sat Evenings 10:30 PM-2:15 AM Service running: 8/29/19-12/14/19 (NO SERVICE: 11/28-30/19) Stops are made at East Street (FCB&T), Corner East/5th (OIP), the Fountain, Old School House Apts., Warhurst Apts., Glen Ave Apts.,Uni-Mart, Honeysuckle Student Apts., and    Upper Campus. (MPA, JKA, MOA)
   
CA Office Dates to Remember - Fall 2019  
Week of: 11/25-27/19 (Thanksgiving) There will be no official check run (Husky/CA budget). Any emergency check paperwork, will need to be submitted by 11/25/19 NOON (to be disbursed 11/27/19).
Last check run for 2019- Husky Fund 12/13/19 (Paperwork due 12/10/19 by NOON)
Last check run for 2019- CA Budget 12/20/19 (Paperwork due 12/17/19 by NOON)
Last date to deposit for 2019 12/12/19 by 3 PM (Husky/CA budget)
Last date for PO processing for 2019- Husky 12/13/19
Last date for PO processing for 2019- CA Budget 12/20/19
   

SPRING 2020

 
   
CA Office Dates to Remember - Spring 2020  
First check run for 2020 1/10/20 (Husky/CA budget). Any emergency check paperwork, will need to be submitted by 1/2/20 NOON (to be disbursed 1/3/20).
   
Executive Committee - Spring 2020  
Jan. 27, 2020 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 343
Feb. 10, 2020 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 343
Feb. 24, 2020 @ 4:30 PM KUB Rm. 343
Mar 16, 2020 @ 4:30 PM - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KUB Rm. 343
Mar. 30, 2020 @ 4:30 PM - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KUB Rm. 343
Apr. 13, 2020 @ 4:30 PM - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KUB Rm. 343
Apr. 27, 2020 @ 4:30 PM - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KUB Rm. 343
   
2020 Elections- Executive Committee
Thurs. Feb. 13, 2020 (by 4PM) Petitions Due to KUB 329
Wed. Feb 26, 2020 & Thurs. Feb. 27, 2020 On-line General Elections
   
Senate - Spring 2020 Student senate meetings begin at 4:30 PM and are open to the campus community.
Feb. 3, 2020 @ 4:30 PM KUB Ballroom
Feb. 17, 2020 @ 4:30 PM KUB Ballroom
Mar. 2, 2020 @ 4:30 PM KUB Ballroom
Mar. 23, 2020 @ 4:30 PM - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KUB Ballroom
Apr. 6, 2020 @ 4:30 PM - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KUB Ballroom
Apr. 20, 2020 @ 4:30 PM - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICED KUB Ballroom
   
Campus Lawyer - Spring 2020 Wednesdays (as indicated below) from 6-8 PM (or as otherwise noted below).
January Dates- 22nd KUB 226
February Dates - 5th & 19th KUB 226
March Dates - 4th & 18th - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KUB 226
April Dates - 1st & 29th (4/29/20 special hours 7PM-9PM) - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KUB 226
May Dates - 6th - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KUB 343
   
Late Night Shuttle - Spring 2020 NOTE: SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to Novel Coronavirus precautions.
Thurs, Fri & Sat Evenings 10:30 PM-2:15 AM Service running: 1/23/20-5/9/20 (NO SERVICE: 3/12-14/20) Stops are made at East Street (FCB&T), Corner East/5th (OIP), the Fountain, Old School House Apts., Warhurst Apts., Glen Ave Apts.,Uni-Mart, Honeysuckle Student Apts., and    Upper Campus. (MPA, JKA, MOA)

 

   

BUDGET DATES

 
2020-21 Budget Dates  
Budget Requests Due Feb. 3, 2020 by 4 PM to KUB 428
Budget Committee Meeting Feb. 15, 2020
Budget Appeal Requests Due Mar. 6, 2020 by 4 PM to KUB 428
Budget Appeal Hearings TBD

THE BIG EVENT

 
The Big Event- Spring 2020 Students - Check back for new information as it becomes available.
Sat. Mar. 28, 2020 - CANCELLED CANCELLED

CA FISCAL YEAR END 19-20

 
Dates to remember  
Last check run for CA Fiscal Year 19-20 – Husky/CA Budget 5/15/20 (Paperwork due 5/12/20 by NOON)
Last date to deposit for CA Fiscal Year 19-20 5/19/20
Credit Card Processing for CA Fiscal Year 19-20 – Husky/CA Budget/CA Office No credit card transactions processed 5/22-31/20.
Last date for PO requests for CA Fiscal Year 19-20 – Husky/CA Budget 5/1/19 - Items ordered must be rec'd NO LATER than 5/11/20 and approved invoices submitted by 5/12/20 by NOON.
First check run for CA Fiscal Year 20-21 – Husky/CA Budget 6/5/20 (requisitions must be rec’d by 6/2/20 NOON)
For additional CA Year End details, go to: Link to follow in Spring 2020, please check back