By: Madison Ruffo
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – On Sunday, November 11 the Fight for Life group proposed their constitution to the Niagara University Student Government Association, and was subsequently denied due to discrepancies in their consitituion.
“They do, as any other club would, have the opportunity to bring their constitution back to a vote with changes and again the legislative process will take place,” said Cheyenne Freely, student-body president. This is exactly what the group did. After making the appropriate changes to their constitution, they took another shot and presented the revised document and were approved at the Legislative meeting on Sunday, November 18.
While several members of NUSGA were originally skeptical of approving a club with such a polarizing topic, the Fight for Life club ensured the legislative body that their mission stretches far beyond their pro-life stance.
“After seeing the suggested revisions to their constitution, members felt more comfortable that their mission on campus would be based in education, service and dialogue open to numerous sides of various issues surrounding life,” said Freely.
The Fight for Life club has operated through Campus Ministry for the past three semesters prior to their official club approval through NUSGA. The club aims for a “multi-faceted approach” to pro-life, and intends to focus on serving the Niagara Falls area through community service.
While several members of NUSGA were originally skeptical of approving a club with such a polarizing topic, the Fight for Life club ensured that their mission stretches far beyond their pro-life stance.