SGA Meeting Notes | The Wright State Guardian
The Student Government Association (SGA) met via WebEx on Dec. 1, 2020 to discuss two resolutions and give updates on previous projects.
Wright State University (WSU) student and village resident Jonathan Goble helped to present Resolution 21-01. This resolution is a request to open the vehicle and pedestrian gates near the Village apartments and University Park apartments.
“I’ve been constantly wondering why do we have all these gates along Zinc Road and keep them locked? I often want to access Kauffman from the Village parking lots and currently I have to either go all the way through the backside of campus or I have to drive all the way down to the exit at College Park and backtrack north,” said Goble.
According to Goble, opening the gates would help him save on time and not have to backtrack.
The resolution was voted on and passed unanimously. The resolution will be sent to grounds.
SGA President Adrian Williams reminded members that a similar resolution was passed by SGA a while back, but nothing came of it.
The second resolution presented requested for Election Day to be declared a University Holiday. It outlines how obligations like work and school on Election Day can present obstacles to citizens’ abilities to vote.
Goble also commented on Resolution 21-02.
“Election Day poll workers are almost entirely older folks, especially elderly retired folks. Making Election Day a University Holiday would allow students to participate in the political process as well,” said Goble
According to Goble, due to the coronavirus pandemic, most poll workers are higher risk than college students. If this resolution were to pass, it would be nice for students to help carry the burden.
The resolution was voted to be moved to old business as resolution author Tiphani Moss agreed to either add the information that Goble provided or rework the resolution so it highlighted students being able to work the polls.
On Dec. 8 the faculty senate meeting will vote on the resolution to change all F’s earned this semester and the summer semester into U’s.
While the resolution has not been voted on yet, Williams is optimistic that it will pass.
“I currently do not have any reason to believe and have not been given any reason to believe it won’t happen. However, it has not been formally voted on yet and that could change… so we’ll have cautious optimism about it going into next week,” said Williams.
Anyone is welcome to attend the remote SGA meetings on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. over WebEx.