SGA Minutes – 11.2

1. During Administrative Remarks, Director of Intercultural Affairs Carese Bates announced that Washington College Diversity Week will be taking place from Nov. 7 to Nov. 12. Events will include a Discussion on Race at The Egg on Nov. 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; a cross-cultural review and discussion of the film “Why Women Are Paid Less” in the William Smith Hall auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 9; a Real Talk on Anti-Racism on Nov. 9 at The Egg from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and a cross-cultural review and discussion of the film “There’s Something in the Water” in Smith Hall auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 12.

2. The Intercultural Affairs space is located on the first floor of Minta Martin. The space includes a conference room open for student use; a lounge; a Center for the Study of Black Culture; a computer lab; an interfaith space; and a multicultural space for on-campus organizations including Black Student Union, Cleopatra’s Sisters, EROS, SAGE, and Latinx Student Union. This space is open to all students via keycard access from Mondays to Sundays from 8 a.m. to midnight. 

3. In an update to the resolution between Student Government Association and Public Safety, in addition to further review, the Residence Hall walk-through policy will be paused.

4. The Environmental Committee has released an email on Nov. 3 announcing that QR codes with links to the WC Buildings & Grounds maintenance request websites will be installed above water bottle refill stations across campus. According to the email, even if the refill stations are showing red lights, the water is still safe to drink, as the light is on a timer and does not reflect use. 

5. Maroon Mondays will begin on Nov. 8. Students, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to wear maroon to show their school spirit.

6. The motion to open discussions on approving ShoreFit as a status B club and bypassing SIG status was passed. The club, while still being monitored by the committee, will have more access to legitimacy and a larger budget, and it will create a safe space for marginalized individuals to work out together at the Johnson Fitness Center.

7. Kappa Sigma Omicron-Pi’s Pancake Breakfast will take place on Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church.

8. Alpha Chi Omega announced that Casino Night raised nearly $3,000 for Midshore Council on Family Violence. The sorority thanked all who participated and volunteered at the event. 

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