Congratulations to Ricky and Kervin on their win for SGA President and Vice President! I am very excited to hand over the job to Ricky and I know Nick is in full support of the job Kervin will do. SGA is set for another year!
Just a couple of updates for April:
Soon the Senate will be passing a series of amendments to the Constitution. As most of you know, our Const. is only a year or so old and we are working out the kinks as we go. So, that is something to look forward to – a more defined, streamlined Const.!
Also, we are very excited to report that Senate has made a change in the smoking policy on campus. A survey was sent out for 2 weeks in March and it was determined that the majority of students wanted a change in the current policy. As a result, the Senate passed a ban on smoking. To accomodate those who do smoke, the Senate adjusted the origional complete ban to include designated smoking areas. The next step is to get feedback from the Faculty Senate. We will keep you posted! And keep your eyes open for park benches and new cigarette trash bins.
Lastly, for April, we are in the process of getting a UPASS for all students, staff, and faculty on campus. A UPASS is a universal pass to use the GB bus system at any time on any route for free. We have been working very hard with the city to get this pilot program for one year started. Crystal Osman in particular has spearheaded this effort. We are talks with the Chancellor about funding and anticipate the passing of a resolution the last week in April regarding the UPASS program. Ricky and Kervin are committed to seeing it through next year and monitoring ridership numbers in order to renew the program if deemed necessary.
Finally, I would like to say that is has been my pleasure and honor to be SGA President for this year. We have accomplished some incredible feats and I cannot wait to see it grow and flourish in the years to come!