SGA passes resolution supporting handicap accessible residence colleges, theme halls


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SGA President, senior Jazmin Biernat, speaks regarding a town hall meeting coming up during the Student Government Association meeting on Mar. 13 in the Bovee University Center Terrace Room

Student Government Association passed at its meeting Monday a resolution to support the creation of a policy that requires all residence halls that host "Living and Learning Communities" to become handicap accessible.

Rockford sophomore Caroline Murray, registered student organization growth and development chairperson, said she has been working on this legislation since she was first elected in May 2016. The resolution will help make residential colleges or theme halls more handicap accessible on a case-by-case basis.

“To have both House and Senate pass this legislation means so much to me,” Murray said. “I feel it is a step in the right direction regarding inclusiveness on campus.”

Regarding SGA's upcoming elections, Elections Committee Member Drake Smarch announced the nominated members that opened the polls so candidates can begin to campaign for the position of their choice. Voting will take place on April 25.

There will be a town hall discussion regarding the proposed Gender and Sexuality Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium.

University President George Ross has been invited and event organizers are seeking to fill the seats with supporters for the movement. A portion of the meeting will be dedicated to sharing stories. Those wanting to share a story can contact Waterford junior Autumn Gairaud at gaira1ae@cmich.edu.

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