UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly meeting Sept. 17.
Messages from the senate
Vice President Jared Dobbertin opened up this week’s senate meeting by talking about the Alumni Speaking Series that will be taking place on campus in the coming weeks. The series aims to focus on preparing upperclassmen for life after graduation. Upcoming speakers include UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phillip DuBois and Provost Joan Lorden.
Executive Branch report
The Executive Branch of SGA was at this meeting to give their monthly report. One thing they focused a lot on is the LiveSafe app.
SGA would like to have more students download the app, so they feel safer on campus. It enables students to contact the police through text. It also allows for students to use a GPS tracking system, so that others know where they are in case of an emergency.
Members of the Academic Affairs Committee are still looking into a couple of things concerning class registration for students. The first issue concerned the class waitlist. According to the polls, a lot of students experienced issues with the waitlist when trying to sign up for certain courses.
Another issue deals with transfer credits. The Academic Affairs Committee plans to look into why certain classes aren’t transferring from other colleges.
The Student Affairs Committee is aiming to introduce a swipe system to make it easier for residents to rent equipment from their halls. The committee believes that this would be the most efficient way for students to rent equipment, rather than having them sign out the equipment on a piece of paper.
The committee also plans to send out emails every week to let students know what organizations are tabling in the union. The committee chair Kelsey Summey also plans to look into the lighting in the parking lot of North Deck.
New student organizations
The Senate approved of the new organization, College Buddies. Their mission is to recruit college college students to mentor kids in primary schools. Students who join this organization can expect to volunteer regularly at local elementary schools and help them with both academic and athletic advancement.