On Sunday, members of the Georgetown University Student Association Senate gathered for their weekly meeting. GUSA Vice President Greg Laverriere (COL’12) gave the executive briefing in which he updated the senators on the Student Bill of Rights, a proposed addendum to the Student Code of Conduct that will outline student rights and responsibilities as well as resolve a few ambiguities.
This bill, according to Laverriere, marks the beginning of a process to improve the Student Code of Conduct. He stressed that this it only includes “five glaring rights and five glaring responsibilities” and that it is by no means finalized. The discussion and modification process for the bill will begin when they present the it to the Disciplinary Review Committee today.
“There are still conversations that need to be had with key primary stakeholders,” Laverriere added.
Vice Chair of the Endowment Commission Colton Malkerson (COL’13) then updated the room on the Student Activities Endowment. The commission is currently in the process of finalizing the time when the proposals still on the table will be put to referendum. Although the referendum was initially pitted for December, Malkerson said it will most likely happen in early January. The Senate will finalize the language of the proposals and referendum this semester. The proposals still on the table include Georgetown Energy’s townhouse solar panel initiative, the Social Innovation and Public Service Fund, and the New South Student Center.