Student Senate meeting minutes

Ex officio report

Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation Joshua Centor provided a report on the state of university athletics and the Jared L. Cohon University Center (CUC) expansion, highlighting that there were 70 student athletes with a 4.0 QPA last fall and 58 with a perfect QPA in the spring. Overall, the student athlete QPA statistics are on par with those of the rest of the campus community, and 109 athletes received the distinction of “All American” last year.

There are currently 18 varsity sports. The most recent addition is women’s golf. There is approximately the same number of club athletes as varsity athletes. One recent change is that club coaches are now being paid by the university as employees, with their salaries coming through the athletics department. Centor also discussed plans for renovating Skibo Gymnasium and putting a new athletic facility in the CUC, expected to be completed in 2016.

Committee update: Senate Week

For Senate Week, student representatives will be giving out Senate-branded merchandise to interested students and selling T-shirts for five dollars to the campus community.

Senate members will be tabling outside of Merson Courtyard 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Oct. 6–10 and will be encouraging students to “like” the Student Senate Facebook page as well as fill out surveys regarding stress culture, the use of activity fees, the possibility of a smoke-free campus, and sexual assault policies.