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Our Platform

Committed To Academics

  • Ensure the implementation of mini-mesters, short 1-credit hour courses on non-traditional topics, into Tech’s curriculum
  • Provide additional multidisciplinary research and scholarly opportunities for students and supplement already-existing undergraduate research programs (e.g., the VIP program, the semiannual Undergraduate Research Fair)
  • Work with individual schools to host discipline-specific career fairs so that students are exposed to all opportunities in their field (research, public-sector, nonprofit, etc.)
  • Work with administration to verify that syllabi are properly audited so that academic policies are followed and enforced

Committed To Campus

  • Combat sexual assault on campus by continually fighting cultures & behaviors that can severely detract from a positive student experience
    • Partner with VOICE and SGA’s Sexual Violence Advisory Board to host abbreviated trainings on consent and sexual assault in organization meetings; partner with respective Greek Councils to support programming in their communities
    • Broadcast openly that students can report assaults to GTPD without investigation and be connected with a 24/7 on-call counselor at Tech
  • Collaborate with PTS and SGA’s legislature to create a rideshare program at Tech that better addresses students’ safety and transportation needs
    • Advertise this program as a means to access off-campus mental health resources
    • Provide students more options to explore surrounding Atlanta community at a subsidized cost
    • Improve efficiency of late-night and safe options for campus travel
  • Work with the Student Center Expansion Committee to support the arts at Tech by:
    • Creating a unique space for artistic expression in the new Student Center
    • Improving music practice rooms on campus
  • Support student athletes by encouraging broad student attendance at all athletics events, especially non-revenue sports
  • Leverage OrgSync as a platform to remove obstacles that students face when seeking new involvement in campus organizations
  • Re-examine campus housing policies to allow for more flexibility to students moving in after break
  • Create a succinct newsletter to periodically update the student body on SGA’s progress and initiatives

Committed To Mental Wellness

  • Advertise the existence and promote the use of Health Initiatives’ optional mental health self-assessment to students
  • Mandate that all UHR Representatives and Cabinet members be QPR trained
  • Change the Dean of Students Referral Form to require students’ unique Georgia Tech email instead of GTID, so that students can more easily and anonymously refer friends to campus mental wellness resources
  • Create a comprehensive guide, located online and in physical form with campus resources, student stories, and general advice in the style of “Tech After Dark” at FASET
  • Distribute a list of best practices to professors for how to interact in classroom, especially following a crisis
  • Work with on-campus Mental Health organizations to further broadcast a yearly assessment of the general well-being of students

Committed To Empowering Students

  • Make SGA elections more competitive and the entire organization more inclusive
  • Develop SGA’s website to display a centralized page of SGA’s resources, the respective initiatives of each branch, and the current contact information for leadership
  • Make use of campus-wide surveys to gauge student opinion on hot topics, both political and non-political
  • Create an internal SGA newsletter to improve communication within the organization
  • Work alongside SGA’s Restructuring Committee to improve the internal efficiency and quality of SGA’s initiatives
  • Better advertise SGA office hours and Open Forum to the student body

Committed To Inclusivity

  • Support minority communities financially and through promotion of events dedicated to their visibility and empowerment
  • Work closely with administration to uphold the recommendations resulting from the three Action Team reports and the Path Forward Advisory Group
    • Work with Action Team chairs and members to explore recommendations not included in the final reports
  • Actively support and empower the LGBTQIA community
    • Strongly encourage that all leaders in SGA, especially Cabinet members, undergo Safe Space Peer Education training
    • Advocate for LGBTQIA-centered space in the short- and long-term, whether in the Flag Building, the new Campus Center, or both as the needs of the community dictate
    • Take care to promote/support existing LGBTQIA-related events and initiatives through funding, social media presence, etc. e.g. Lavender Graduation, LGBTQIA Welcome Reception
    • Promote the accomplishments of queer SGA members and alum through social media outlets, emphasizing impact of their identity on their accomplishments
  • Close the communication gap between SGA and students by committing to regular meetings between cabinet members and student leaders
  • Work with Stamps, Georgia Tech Health Initiatives, and Campus Facilities and Space Management to provide free and easily accessible feminine hygiene products in bathrooms across campus
  • Bring back free legal consultation services for students through SGA

Committed To Sustainability

  • Introduce more composting areas to central housing locations and eating areas on campus
  • Work alongside the Greek Sustainability Committees to make recycling locations available in the Greek sector
  • Discontinue the use of non-recyclable plastic bags in campus shops and stores
  • Work with fraternities and sororities to decrease use of styrofoam for meal plans
  • Implement more sustainable practices in dining options on campus, such as reusable takeaway containers

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