Student Senate approved three new committees on Monday to involve more students in fixing campus issues.
The committees are called ad-hoc sub-committees, and will specialize in campus aesthetics and accessibility, city and local affairs and school spirit.
They will be used to draw up long-term goals for improvements that can be made to campus.
“It’s a really great way for us to reach out to other organizations on campus,” Student Body President Kyle Malinowski said. “And to build a coalition front to address problems on campus.”
These committees were created in order to involve the student body in the changes being made on campus. Members will be in charge of interacting with campus by walking through the buildings and talking to students about things on campus that can be or need to be addressed.
Problems found through investigation will then be brought to senate in order to take action.
“We want to look at the whole scheme of things,” Malinowski said. “The committees will be making long-term plans in opposed to small, short projects.”
One of the issues Malinowski said he wishes to address revolves around residential life in dormitories on campus. Several of the dorms on campus are becoming outdated and are in great need of attention. Malinowski intends to use the ad-hoc sub-committee for aesthetics and accessibility as a tool to gather information on how life in residential halls can be improved.
“It might not be affecting a student directly right now,” said Student Senate Graduate Student Advisor, Jordan Ticaric. “But in the long run it will make Bradley look better and make living in residence halls better.”
Membership on any of these committees is not limited to senators. In fact anyone across campus is eligible to apply for a chairperson position or join a committee.
By joining any of these committees, students will be given the chance to take part in the positive changes being made on campus.
“We are looking for talented and enthusiastic students to serve as chair members,” Malinowski said. “We are looking for people who want to make a difference.”
Malinowski said with these committees he would like to make students aware they have a say in the projects Student Senate works on. He said he hopes students will take part in this opportunity and “jump in and get their hands dirty.”
Students interested in chairing any one of these new committees should e-mail Malinowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
In order to be considered for a position, the application must be completed and returned to the Student Activities Office by early afternoon on Sunday.
“I think it will start slow,” Malinowksi said. “But once we get it started, and start cranking it will grow.”