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Initiative Report: The Patriot Protection Program

On October 8, the Student Senate voted to fund the first phase of the Patriot Protection Program. This program, which is a comprehensive project across several departments, aims to improve safety for George Mason Students. The first phase includes plans to improve lighting on campus.

Here is what Vice Chair Ransom Fox had to say about the initiative:

Hey everyone! As you all know, lack of lighting on campus has been an issue for quite a while now and unfortunately no action has taken place to remedy this concern. However, thankfully, George Mason’s administration, members of Student Government, and I have been working non-stop for the last four months to add more lighting on campus.

The goal of this project is to increase campus safety and alleviate worrisome safety concerns in an appropriate and efficient manner. Last Thursday, our project got a giant leap forward when the Student Senate passed – unanimously – a bill that will buy 160 lights! The lights have been ordered and will be arriving sometime next week. Once they arrive, my colleagues and I will be meeting with the Mason administration to plan a pilot installation of the lights and to create a fully fleshed out game plan for the entire project.

Speaking of installing the light – it’s very easy! All we have to do is stick them into the ground! We will be needing volunteers to help us build the lights and Protect Our Patriots, so if you and your friends are interested in doing some easy, fun community service to brighten up our campus and foster a safer community, stay on the lookout for updates regarding such opportunities. I am so proud of the work we have been doing as a Mason community as a whole. We are showing that by working together we can get the job done and improve our community in a way that could never have even been dreamed of before.

Stay tuned and if you want to keep up to date about what is happening with this project, follow our Instagram @patriotprotectionprogram

To learn more about the Patriot Protection Program or any other Senate initiative, visit our legislation log.