Last night, the Student Government Association hosted an extended forum attended by representatives from Messiah’s clubs. Here’s what was voted on that students need to know about.
1. A senate resolution on pedestrian and skateboarder safety was passed in full in response to approximately 80 recent boarding incidents.
- This resolution would recommend a set of safety measures to the University on behalf of SGA.
- The resolution recommended an investment in better lighting along University avenue, providing better visibility for skateboarders, pedestrians, and drivers.
- The changes in lighting would include more lights posted on University Avenue near the High Center, and the switching from orange lighting to a cooler color, which would penetrate onto the road better.
- The resolution would recommend that the University provide reflective tape for those students who want it, but would not require said tape.
- Also, the resolution recommends that Messiah’s safety guidelines be more heavily emphasized in all-hall first-year meetings and by the University’s RDs.
- This resolution does not aim to require helmets on campus, seeing it as something that is unlikely to be able to be enforced.
- SGA affirms the practice of skateboarding on campus and hopes to see it continued.
2. An educator requirement for club advising was also passed.
- From this point forward, any advisor to a club must be a part of Messiah’s Community of Educators.
- Those clubs who wish to have a non-educator as their advisor must receive separate approval from the Cocurricular Education Council.
- However, those non-educator advisors who are currently advisors may remain as such for the Fall 2021 semester, and will not have to be approved separately.
- Those current advisors affected will come under review by the Cocurricular Education Council for the Spring 2022 semester.