The Elections Committee worked this year with a focus on civic engagement beyond our Boston bubble, hence: Northeastern Votes. This coalition of clubs on campus was established nearly a decade ago with the intent to increase voter registration and education of the United States electoral process. Read about the efforts by the Elections Committee in regards to Northeastern Votes here.
Block pARTy was a daylong event celebrating student artwork on campus with SGA partnering with over 20 art groups to give them space in Curry throughout the day on October 17, 2017. This event allowed SGA and the Student Affairs Committee to spread awareness about some of the incredible student art groups on campus, whose work far too often does not get the recognition it deserves.
SGA’s Senate passed a Sense of the Senate that urges the University to change its observance of Columbus Day to that of Indigenous People’s Day. The legislation was drafted and presented by former SGA President Suchira Sharma. Read the release and President Suchira Sharma’s comments here.
SGA partnered with RSA to implement the Trayless Dining Initiative. The goal was to make Northeastern a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus by reducing food waste in the dining halls. Read about the initiative here.
After three years of advocating for policy changes and collaborating with change-seeking administrators, organizers, and students, SGA and other groups of the Northeastern community are delighted to announce that the old hearing process has been replaced with an investigative model and will go into effect for the Fall 2017 Semester. We are proud of the work of so many driven individuals and groups to make Northeastern a safer place for survivors of sexual violence. Read the release here.