SG hears changes to policy on group study rooms

By Alex Shapiro
Staff Writer

Student Government met with the Library Building and Safety Committee during its general body meeting on Nov. 7. The committee proposed new changes in regards to its library study rooms.

The policy seeks to restrict the use of the library’s group study rooms to students, faculty and staff at the College. It also wants to ensure that study rooms are intended for collaborative school work and not for club meetings or extracurricular activities.

The new proposed policy also makes the study rooms on the first, third and fourth floors available on a first-come, first-served basis. All of the rooms on the second floor will be reservable using an app. Groups of three or more will have priority over the study rooms and all groups will have a maximum occupancy period of three hours.

The club wants its senators to be proactive with community engagement. (Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor)

The Library Building and Safety Committee is looking to work with an app that can tell students if a room is booked or not and will allow them to make study room reservations on their mobile devices. The committee hopes this plan will be in place for the fall 2019 semester.

SG then proposed a new Academic Event Bill, which would ensure that the senator cohorts host an academic event for their school each semester. The purpose of these events is to hold senator cohorts accountable for representing their academic school and increasing community engagement. The bill will be voted on at SG’s Nov. 14 meeting.

Taylor Mislan, SG’s vice president of student services and a senior marketing major, told the general body that preparations for Finals Fest are underway and promised more updates to come.

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