Below are various intiatives that are being pushed in the SGA. Not all of these initiaves reflect all members of the SGA opinion. All topics below are currently being discussed by the SGA.
UIS is the only public institution in the state of Illinois that does not have physical education courses, and that is something that should change. Physical education courses would expand the opportunities that UIS students have to explore their interests and promote general health. It will also open the way for new majors and programs here at UIS, from Sports Management to teaching P.E. to Physical Therapy. Since UIS is a campus that celebrates diversity in our campus life, expanding the opportunities available to the UIS students will expand the diversity in our school’s academic life as well.
Sponsor: Josh Eastby (email@example.com)
SGA Resolution 9 seeks to establish an International Student Senator to the ranks of SGA at UIS. The idea was discussed and passed last year, but because it was combined with a larger constitutional proposal that failed, the measure died. This year, I am seeking to bring this individual question to the student body for a vote in the Spring 2013 referendum. The idea has a lot of support and will enhance SGA, as 5% of the student body at UIS consists of international students. The reasoning behind this resolution is that, from an admissions standpoint, international students are the only classification of students without representation on SGA. However, freshmen, transfer, undergraduate and graduate students are all represented. All five of these classifications are noted when admitting students to UIS. It is time to encourage SGA to add this position to its ranks so that the international student population on campus has a better outlet through which it can better project its voice.
Sponsor: Zachary Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The East side of campus has seen a massive migration event from students moving from the West side of campus. This is primarily due to the spectacular renovation project done by Residential Life. With this large ingress of students, parking has taken a hit with lack of available parking in the residential parking lots for Bluebell, Clover, and Larkspur. SGA Initiative 6 seeks to remedy that problem by removing either in part or the totality of the dilapidated tennis courts to create additional spaces for student parking. All students residing on campus were polled in mid November to gather input on their thoughts and how to best proceed, with a large percentage (70% of those that took the poll) in favor of removing at least two of the courts to create space.
The results of the poll are located here - https://uofi.box.com/parkingsurvey
Sponsor: Senator Dane Vincent (email@example.com)