Section: News

Student Council: Sunday, March 22

by Steven Schmidt

Student Council approved a new student election procedure to the Student Conduct Review Board. The Council would like a list of desired candidate qualities from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

President Sean Decatur visited Student Council to discuss the 2020 Strategic Plan and ask for feedback on the first draft. Student Council voiced concerns regarding building accessibility, equal standard of housing, affordability and access, experiential learning and diversity training during orientation.

The Junior Class Council discussed collaborating with Target and Bed Bath & Beyond to put together an apartment kitchen kit to sell to students.

The Senior Class Council released the senior week schedule.

The Council for Diversity and Social Justice will transition their leadership before their next meeting. They are working with Admissions to plan an all-campus social event during an admitted students day.

The Campus Safety Committee is placing anti-vandalism signs around campus. They are looking at a new way of distributing emergency messages to specific email groups. They are investigating the possibility of complementing the blue lights with an app-based emergency system. The blue lights have been used fewer than five times since the late 1980s. 

The Buildings and Grounds Committee reported the results of the Master Plan building priority survey. Student priorities include a new library and increased accessibility in Ascension Hall.

The Business and Finance Committee (BFC) held a supplemental budget hearing last week. The BFC reminds student groups that budgets for next semester are due Sunday, April 5 and budgets will be reviewed the following Sunday, April 12.

The First Year Council is planning to host a Weaver Wednesday.

The Student Life Committee made Student Council aware of a potential proposal to Campus Senate that would limit access to dormitories after 2 a.m. to those students residing there.

The Housing and Dining Committee is hosting a Cups for Candy drive to collect missing Peirce Cups.

The Sophomore Class Council did not report any updates.

The Academic Affairs Committee is exploring the idea of allowing incoming first years to register for all four of their classes over the summer.


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