At SGA’s Oct. 17 town hall, senators discussed a bill concerning the Wellness Center student fee and presented multiple developing projects. The UCCS Student Government Association began holding monthly town hall meetings this semester to engage with student issues.
The Wellness Center student fee bill will soon be up for vote. To maintain the current number of staff and implement new online services, with previous COVID-19 relief funding expiring, the fee could potentially double from $60 to $120.
Several senators discussed their developing projects. One such project is a way for students to track where shuttles are on campus so they can better schedule their day and transportation. They are also working on implementing more gender-inclusive signage across campus.
Senator of Sustainability and Speaker of the Senate Keenan Powell is working on the Green Action Fund with goals like reducing excessive food waste from catering.
Senator at Large Aiyanna Quinones is working on a system similar to Clyde’s Closet for basic clothing needs rather than exclusively professional clothing. Quinones hopes this program will be ready in a year.
SGA will seek to improve accessibility and safety on campus by increasing the number of street lights, especially in the free parking lot.
SGA also wants to improve the quality of life on campus. Senator of Education Isaiah Watkins is looking to remodel various places like the library.
Another program in development to address student issues is an increase in bike security measures due to the high number of bike thefts occurring on campus. An area secured by student ID is being implemented in Alpine Garage to help protect students’ bikes.
In other news, SGA wants to give back to students with gifts like free T-shirts at tabling events. SGA will also host a Thanksgiving event on Nov. 15.
Students wanting to get in touch with SGA are welcome to attend town hall meetings and should keep an eye on their email for scheduling updates. Students can also email members or visit them during office hours in the University Center.
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