SGA meeting notes: Common hour, farmers market and the resolutions of the last meeting

SGA holds weekly meeting | Photo by Sarah Cavender | The Wright State Guardian
SGA holds weekly meeting | Photo by Sarah Cavender | The Wright State Guardian

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its second weekly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 3, announcing plans of new initiatives and resolutions for the future.

College of Science and Math Senator Sean McGraw is working on a meeting with administration to expand on co-ops and internships for students in his college as well as the start of their peer mentor program.

Director of Student Affairs Beth Metcalf followed up with resolutions that were passed in the spring; their main resolution is the Common Hour resolution. This would be a bi-weekly common hour where there would be no class time scheduled. That time would be utilized for meetings, office hours, catching up on homework, etc. Metcalf also met with Faculty Senate president Laura Luehrmann to discuss this resolution.

Other resolutions include food sustainability and recycling as well as hazing prevention week in November.

To celebrate the beginning of fall, Director of Outreach and Collaboration Austin Rex has started working on the farmers market, possibly collaborating with the Residential Community Association (RCA) to make sure residential students have healthy options on campus.

Rex will also be working with “This Old Farmer’s Market” in Beavercreek. From their 19 vendors, Rex is looking forward to including over half of them in the farmers market.

B Lenz was appointed as the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion. As a senior in their last year, Lenz looks forward to joining SGA and helping as much as they can on campus.

“I’m very active with the LGBTQA community on campus [so] I would definitely like to branch out into the other multi-cultural identities here on campus,” said Lenz. “My goal this year is to help promote ally-ship on campus; not only with LGBTQ students but also students of color.”

SGA meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Atlantis room 157 and are open to the public.