At its Feb. 1 meeting, SGA members discussed a few topics of importance to the student body.
The first item on the agenda for discussion was the upcoming Sodexho meeting. Sodexho will be meeting with SGA on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in RSC 149 to gather student feedback concerning the changes in the cafeteria this semester, including the addition of the pizza line, new juice machines and the new sauce area. Also on the agenda for the meeting is a discussion regarding weekend meal hours.
“It has been brought to our attention that many students would like to see the cafeteria opened for breakfast on the weekends,” SGA president, Wes Garcia, said. “We plan on talking about the pros and cons of a decision like this as well as other meal time hours.” Along with cafeteria hours, discussion for extended Hub hours is also on the agenda. Students are encouraged to attend this meeting or talk to their class representative to voice their opinions.
The second topic of discussion was the student initiatives to be taken on by SGA members. In pairs, SGA members plan to address different topics that have been voiced by students. These include addressing the recent internet-blocking situation, the want of a fire pit on campus, placing card swipers at the doors of the men’s dorms and giving the RSC a more student-friendly environment.
“We have heard the voice of the student body, and we want to do something about it,” said senior SGA member, Jordan Gowing. “Many people would like to see the RFC, the Rowenhorst Faculty Center, be converted to the RSC, a place specifically for the students. Personally, so would I.”
The final topic on the agenda was the Iowa Student Senate. This is a student government coalition, a body of students that meet together to discuss issues affecting Iowa campuses.
“The point of this coalition is for the voice of Iowa students to be heard in the Iowa Senate,” Garcia said. “This was brought on by the recent tuition cuts, and this is a way for the voice of Iowa students to be heard where it counts.”