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Sociology majors pass Student Representation Act

sociology majors pass Student Representation Act

Two sociology majors are part of important changes underway at the university with this year's Student Senate and the passing of SEN Act 001: An Act Requiring Student Representation.

Sociology Junior Mora Rehm and Senior Tamera Crutcher, alongside with Executive Vice President Nick Koenig, co-authored and sponsored this legislation. The Act states that the inclusion of student voice in all points of decision making at a university with a vision should be recognized as an integral component of fulfilling Eastern’s vision of innovative student engagement and operational transparency, and further, creates a productive and Eastern-forward relationship between the institutional leaders and students on campus.

Tamera, the Student Rights and Safety Committee Chair, described her pride in passing this act:“Student representation is such a essential key in maintaining a great relationship between the administrators and students. It’s so important for students to have a representative that will vouch for them when it comes to the decisions that affect our education everyday. As a Senator, it’s my job to listen to my peers— that means all the good and the bad. I want my peers to know their SGA is working tirelessly to ensure that the right decisions and changes are being made for students during such a difficult time of uncertainty.”

Mora, the Committee on Committees Chair, similarly remarked:"Eastern's administration has always done their best to ensure a safe, inclusive, and just educational experience for all students. This process will only be bettered by including students themselves. Up to this point, students have been an incredibly untapped resource in decision-making-- yet they are the only ones who can accurately do justice to student experience. My hope is that passing this will promote a sense of genuine engagement and care for students by university officials, in turn promoting a more inclusive, positive learning environment....This is a huge transformation in Eastern's school climate. And it's a bold act, but completely necessary."

Published on October 03, 2020

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