Student Government Weekly Update – March 24th, 2016

Hey Patriots! Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ve been working on for you. As always, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in the loop! @MasonStudentGov.

Academic Awareness Week – March 21st – 25th

This week there have been kiosks around campus to allow students to learn more about how to prepare for summer and fall registration and let them know who their advisors are and where they are located. There are two more days left of kiosks, check it out to find your advisor. There will also be free Scantrons, Green Books, Blue Books, and candy!

Election Packets – Last day to pick one up: March 25th

Looking for an awesome opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills and serve as a representative of the student body at Mason? You should run in the Student Government Spring Election! Hurry and pick up a Candidate Packet in Student Involvement (The Hub, 2nd Floor) TODAY! Packets are due back this Friday, March 25th. Students are eligible to run for one of 30 Student Senate seats or for the role of Student Body President or Vice President. Check out our website for more information about SG and the Spring Election:

The Campus Climate and Student Safety Forum

The Campus Climate and Student Safety Forum is this Thursday from 2-4 pm! Join us for a panel discussion on diversity and student safety, focusing on campus climate, bias incident and discrimination reporting and procedures, cultural competency, safe spaces, and more. Our panelists include Vice President for Compliance, Diversity and Ethics Julian Williams, J.D., Associate Dean for University Life Dr. Joya Crear, and Assocate Dean for Students, University Life Dr. Brent Ericson. The event will start as an introduction of the offices represented, go into a facilitated discussion, followed by a Q&A and open discussion. If you or someone you know has been a victim of discrimination at George Mason University — faculty, staff, student, or guest — you can fill out a bias incident report at The form can be anonymous or attributed, and is reviewed by the Campus Climate Committee. This form helps the university get a better understanding of the general campus climate.

**FREE Patriots in Action t-shirts while supplies last! You must be at the event for the entire time in order to receive a shirt.**

Recent Legislation: Resolutions 23, 24, 25 and Bill 23

Today at our weekly Senate meeting there will be several resolutions and bills discussed. The recent resolutions are: Resolution #23: A Resolution to Support Lunch with Deans, Resolution #24: A Resolution to Support and Empower Student Advocacy in the George Mason Community, and Resolution #25: A Resolution to Support the Diversification of Faculty and Staff. The recent bill is: Bill #23: A Bill to Allocate Funds for Lunch with Deans. To read more about these resolutions and bills, stay updated with our legislation log here:

Weekly Senate Meeting

Our weekly Student Senate Meetings are always open to the public! This week, the Senate will be discussing multiple bills and resolutions: supporting events and initiatives for the Mason Community. Join us on Thursday, March 24th at 4:30 pm in Merten 1201 to learn more about what the Student Senate has been working on.

Looking Ahead

Holi Moli is March 26th

Patriots in Action starts Monday March 28th

The Big Event day of community service is April 2nd


We hope you enjoy the rest of your week!



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