Just four weeks after Senate narrowly failed to pass Amendment #1, addition of a Coordinator for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, the Student Life Committee introduced new legislation in an effort to create a permanent cabinet-level position to advocate for diverse populations on campus.
If the amendment passes, the Coordinator for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice will chair a committee comprised of representatives from MUSG Senate, Program Board, the Residence Hall Association, Greek Life governing councils and recognized student organizations. The Coordinator will also work with diversity officers in campus departments including the Office of Student Development, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Campus Ministry and the Office of Admissions.
Members of the Student Life Committee stressed that creating the position is proactive way to cultivate cultural understanding and diversity awareness on campus. Senate will vote to approve Amendment #1 on Oct. 27.
Abbottsford Hall Senator Cameron Vrana introduced Resolution #4, Commending Vice President of Planning Thomas P. Ganey for his dedication to Marquette University. The resolution noted Ganey’s accomplishments during two-decade career at the university, including campus expansion and construction of new buildings. Resolution #4 passed unanimously.
The SOF Committee presented funding allocations non-club sports period three. After debate, Senate approved funding for 29 student organizations.
Applications are now open for MUSG’s 2015 Financial Vice President and 2015-16 Program Vice President. Interested students can find more information and applications at musg.mu.edu/getinvolved.