DSG senators approve funding for upcoming events, name change for Duke Business Society to Alpha Kappa Psi

<p>Duke Student Government Senate at their Sept. 21, 2022 meeting.</p>

Duke Student Government Senate at their Sept. 21, 2022 meeting.

Duke Student Government senators approved a name change for Duke Business Society and funded an upcoming “mock South Asian wedding” at their Wednesday meeting.

Duke Business Society changed its name to Alpha Kappa Psi. The change will allow DBS to become a chapter of the national business fraternity AKPsi, giving members access to “alumni across the nation from a variety of schools” and educational resources, such as diversity and inclusion training, according to DBS finance chair Steven Yuan, a senior.

Despite affiliating with an existing fraternity, “DBS will still have autonomy in conducting its own affairs, including its membership process and its application process,” Yuan explained. The society’s application-based selection process differentiates it from other pre-professional business organizations on campus, like the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi.

Senators also allocated $3,116 for Duke Diya’s South Asian Wedding on Feb. 3, the second fake cultural wedding to take place this semester. DSG senators also allotted $9,000 for the Asian Students Association’s Converge event on Feb. 16, $6,035 for Duke Association for Business Oriented Women’s spring business conference on Feb. 25, $5,000 for Duke Mixed Martial Arts’ space rental to hold practices this semester, and $16,125 for DevilTHON’s Duke Dance Marathon on Feb 25.

Senators also confirmed senator Chase Barclay, a junior, to the Information Technology Advisory Council.

Last week

Last Wednesday, the senators confirmed a new DSG chief justice and two at-large senators.

The senators confirmed Randi Jennings, a junior, as the new chief justice for the DSG judiciary. Jennings will serve for the remainder of the academic year in place of Jonathan Griffin, Trinity ‘22, who graduated last December.

Senators Preston Nibley, a sophomore, and Tag Mehbod, a first-year, were confirmed as at-large senators for academic affairs. Both were previously ad-hoc senators, and were confirmed as at-large senators due to newly open seats.

The senators also allocated $3,424.70 for Inside Joke’s The Triangle Show on Feb. 3 and $1,760 for Duke University A Cappella Council’s Spring Social on Feb. 9. The senators also conducted their second reading of the new affiliate bylaw before voting to approve it.

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