By Lily Firth
Student Government met with College President Kathryn Foster and made several announcements regarding upcoming events in its general body meeting on Sept. 12.
The meeting began with governance reports, during which the Library Steering Committee talked about the preliminary draft of review of library policies, including study room policies.
Foster then spoke about her four main initiatives for her first year, which are financial sustainability, campus stewardship, her strategic vision and external engagement. Foster did not go into detail about what her initiatives entail yet, but plans to elaborate at the general board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Executive president of SG and senior special education and iSTEM double major Brooke Chlebowski emphasized that students need to come prepared with questions, comments and feedback for Foster for that meeting. Chlebowski also spoke about SG’s new member retreat on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and general body retreat on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Taylor Mislan, a senior marketing major and SG’s vice president of student services, discussed Homecoming Spirit Week logistics and updates. Mislan announced that there will be a T-shirt giveaway on Oct. 24.
SG announced that the Homecoming Lip Sync and Dance event will be held on Oct. 26. The homecoming tailgate and football game will be on Oct. 27.
Eashwayne Haughton, vice president of diversity and inclusion and a senior philosophy major, explained the purpose of diversity advocates, who are students who want to see the College become more inclusive.
Haughton also announced semesterly diversity and inclusion weeks, which will begin in October for the fall and will occur again in the spring. According to Haughton, Critical Conversations sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Juan Carlos Belmonte, SG’s student trustee, and a political science and management double major, explained SG’s overall strategic plan for the academic year.
The Strategies and Operations Committee members are visiting SG to discuss how each committee in SG is aligning with SG’s pending overall strategic plan, and also collect initial feedback on the current strategic plan, which has been in place since 2016.