After three days of voting, the three SAFE referendum proposals have passed by wide margins, according to the GUSA Election Commission. The success of the referendum means that GUSA will allocate $1.25 million to the Social Innovation and Public Service fund, $250,000 to Georgetown Energy, and $2.04 million to enhancements to the New South Student Center.
GUSA President Mike Meaney (SFS ’12) said in a press release, “On behalf of GUSA, I would like to thank the student body for showing its resounding support for the SAFE referenda. The projects we’re funding all contribute unique benefits to the university, and we can’t wait to start in on them.”
In the same release, Vice President Greg Laverriere (COL ’12) said, “We’re excited to see this finally come to a close. From the Endowment Commission to all the students who put together all the great proposals to the volunteers who knocked on doors all week to build up support, this was a team effort. The passage of these proposals completes a three-year reform of student funding.”
Steering committees will guide each proposal toward formal launches in the coming months.