It passed with a 23-3 vote, with one senator abstaining.,”Marquette Student Government passed a constitutional amendment raising the threshold for Student Organization Allocations requests that the Senate must approve from $1,500 to $2,500 at their meeting Thursday night.

It passed with a 23-3 vote, with one senator abstaining.

The amendment was proposed because the original intent of the allocations process was for the Senate only to approve "extraordinarily large" funding requests, said Senator Logan Schott, a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences.

However, the average allocation amount for student organizations in 2007 was $1,776, meaning the benchmark for supposedly large funding requests is actually below the average amount allocated, Schott said.

The Senate also approved two recommendations, one that supported the donation of unused dining dollars to Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee and another that supported the creation of a Middle Eastern Studies minor.