Notes from the SGA President

By NIA ROBINSON

To give students and idea of where energy is being directed this semester, here are four main points of focus:

1. Working with leaders of groups to improve the quality of social life and encourage better communication between student groups. 

2. Working with Public Safety to promote safety and be proactive about situations that can be avoided. 

3. Streamlining communication about funding opportunities that many students are not aware of.

4. Increasing the quality and quantity of events for students who don’t want to drink. 

From Public Safety: 

For students who live off campus, please be more respectful regarding your neighbors, whether it is not cutting across lawns of people you don’t know or being conscious of noise levels outside of daytime hours. It would be a good idea to introduce yourselves to the people you live around if you haven’t already. It’s never too late to start being a good neighbor. 

When crossing the crosswalk, remember to look both ways when crossing. You’d think this wouldn’t have to be a reminder. Many drivers have expressed concern about walkers and bikers being oblivious when crossing the street. If you take the time to wave and say thanks, you can also look. Two birds, one stone. 

For students who have cars and have expressed frustrations with the lack of spaces, take a look at the handbook. Not only does it let you know where you can park if your original space is filled, it also answers a lot of questions you have. They are also adding 33 spaces for students back to E lot. It won’t be the same, but it is what we have to work with for now. 

Finally, we are looking to create cooking classes for students. The purpose of it would be basic cooking safety, so we can avoid melting plastic and exploding metal in microwaves. This is also a great way to get to know specific people involved in Public Safety. We will have more information about that in the future.

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification on policies, Public Safety encourages you to reach out. 

We will be hosting open hours at The Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8-9 p.m. each night for first-years. We will be in touch with more information as they happen.