At the first senate session of the semester Wednesday night, the Associated Students of Colorado State University discussed initiatives the organization will be pursuing this spring.
ASCSU petitioning for Me+3
In mid-February, ASCSU will begin petitioning for signatures to put the reform of the current occupancy ordinance on the 2017 ballot. The reform aims to add one more unrelated resident to the current language of the law, commonly known as Me+3.
ASCSU representatives and their legal advisors have completed the majority of the language for the reformed ordinance.
ASCSU will be petitioning on campus and in the larger community of Fort Collins.
“We want to get traditional residents on board with us,” said ASCSU President Jason Sydoriak. “We’re not trying to butt heads with traditional residents. We want this to be a collaborative process.”
ASCSU will travel to Todos Santos during spring break
During spring break, five ASCSU representatives will travel to Todos Santos, Mexico, where some residents are concerned about the University’s role in the town. ASCSU wants to provide an informed student perspective on the issue for the CSU community, Sydoriak said.
Police and Safety Advisory Board to be created this semester
ASCSU drafted a policy proposal for a police and safety advisory board that the University may create.
“This is something I’ve been trying to tackle for two years,” Sydoriak said. “The administration (of CSU) wants a board like this.”
The purpose of the policy is to create a safer campus as well as provide citizen oversight of the police department, Sydoriak said.
Course Surveys to be redesigned and online in the future
There are discussions to reform the current course surveys that students submit at the end of each course they take.
The revisions being considered are to make the surveys online, putting more leverage on them and making them more accommodating and reflective of the student body, Sydoriak said.
Legislation ASCSU discussed the following legislation in general assembly:
- Student Loans Consumer Protections (SB16-043)
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