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