Erica Clark – Assistant News Editor
A series of topics were discussed at the Student Community Government (SCG) on Wednesday, Feb. 13, during the second meeting for the spring semester.
CoEXIST, who partners with other community organizations to bring awareness to students at RIC about the topic of HIV requested a grant to be terminated and to continue education as a student organization and funding learning. CoEXIST has worked on public events throughout the campus in the past.
The organization was looking to get funding from SCG, and they were granted permission on Wednesday night by SCG treasurer Janelle Gomez.
SCG also recognized the Active Minds club, which is a student-run mental health awareness, education and advocacy group that sponsors a number of programming efforts throughout the academic year.
RIC faculty are now in the starting stages of an effort to create multiple committees to enhance ideas to better understand how to improve the study habits of students.
One of the three committees will assist professors to see if the effects of more classes with fewer students or more students and fewer classes will elevate academic success.
An additional committee for a faculty handbook will also be in the works as there is no “official” handbook for faculty at RIC, the closest thing to one as of present time is their contract.
President Sanchez, who sent out an email on Feb. 8th regarding safety around campus, has decided security and surveillance on campus needs to increase. On behalf of finance and Student Union, this would assist with after hours and securing the bookstore to avoid stolen merchandise.
“People have admitted the cameras are not the best quality,” said SCG President Josh Percy.
As the legislation is still in the process of` creating qualifications for the RIC RI Promise, the limitation to receive it would be 60 credits, and a GPA of 2.5 or higher. RIC students would also have to be on track to graduate within four years for the legislation to apply.
There is also a possible Spring concert in the works. There is a budget of $70,000 to adhere to, but SCG held reservations over hosting an act after the struggle to sell tickets at the Ty Dolla $ign concert last fall.