MUSG gathered for its first meeting with the newly elected senate for an open forum with a representative from the Office of Student Development in regards to the university’s “Good Samaritan Policy.” MUSG welcomed Erin Lazzar, associate dean of students, to answer and discuss questions a concerns of the newly implemented policy. While Lazzar acknowledged that it has only been a few weeks since the policy has been in effect,she has seen an increase in students reporting concerns about safety of fellow students.
Lazzar emphasized during the forum that the university puts the “safety and health of [its] students first,” and encouraged members of senate as well as students in the Marquette community to inform other students that this is a policy designed to keep to protect Marquette students.
Prior to Lazzar’s presentation, Legislative Vice President Kyle Whelton opened senate with a poem titled The Dash in commemoration of the life and legacy of Fr. Naus.
Members of Senate approved the election of Aliya Manjee for commuter senator and elected this year’s president pro tempore, Senator Ryan Twaddle.
Senate adjourned at 9:18 p.m.