The following covers the meeting on Nov. 20.
Junior Will Ostdiek asked if something could be done about the trash on the disc golf course, like adding trash cans. Senior and president Ty Tinker said SGA would have a representative follow up with Facilities Services about the addition of trash cans.
Sophomore senator Oliver Chapin-Eiserloh said he’d heard confusion about course evaluations and their purpose. Chapin- Eiserloh said he would reach out to Michael Soto, associate vice president for Academic Affairs concerning student academic issues and retention. (Chapin-Eiserloh is a photographer for the Trinitonian.)
Sophomore senator Noor Rahman said she received questions from members of student groups about whether SGA has authority over them. Tinker explained that SGA’s role and purpose concerning other groups is in the SGA Constitution.
Junior Madeline Smith, vice president of the Anthropology Society, attended the meeting and asked how she could get an individual email for the organization. Tinker explained that Google Groups is helpful and provides a way to get an individualized email.
Treasurer Gabrielle Largoza said she had heard complaints from some students about the change in the graduation schedule. Some STEM-adjacent majors (such as psychology or mathematics) fall under the Bachelor of Arts degree, and so will be separate from other STEM programs. Tinker suggested she reach out to members of Academic Affairs.
TITLE IX POLICY CHANGE
Title IX coordinator Angela Miranda-Clark presented changes to Trinity’s current anti-harassment policy. Wording in the policy changed to fit the federal Title IX-regulated description of sexual assault. In order to confirm the new version of the policy, SGA needed to vote on the word change. The Senate had quorum, with eight of 15 senators present. The vote to change the wording was unanimous.
Tinker presented about a new program that Facilities Services introduced over email earlier that day. Tinker said the program will help SGA respond to complaints about facilities.
Sophomore vice president Georgia Roberts said of SGA’s $348,332 fall allocation, the group has $11,188 left which will rollover to the next semester.
Editor’s note: The Nov. 1 version of this series, titled “It’s All All-right,” mentioned coverage by far-right publication Breitbart of an SGA decision. The title, a reference to the nature of the content Breitbart produces, was not intended to imply that Trinity’s chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas is an alt-right organization.
| Class of 2020 | Major: English