Update from your Arts & Humanities GSC Reps

Dear Arts & Humanities Students,
As your representatives to the Graduate Student Council and the CGU administration, we would like to send you a brief update on your student government and university.
There has been a lot of discussion about the new Alcohol Policy. The University Administration has developed a new policy which will limit the number of drinks for all GSC and registered student group events to a two drink maximum. This will include the GSC Halloween party this Friday.
In response to the new policy, the GSC voted to create an Alcohol Policy Task Force that will be looking into the alcohol policy and its creation. Namely, why the policy was not announced to students, why students were not consulted in the creation of the policy, why CGU developed an alcohol policy that is more restrictive than the undergraduate colleges, and what effects this policy will have on students. Some members of the GSC are concerned that the new policy will encourage students to bring in outside alcohol to GSC parties, or lead to parties in student housing or off campus that will not have the safety that is available at GSC parties. The task force will include any student that would like to participate. If you are interested in joining, please send an email to GraduateStudent.Council@cgu.edu.
The GSC Budge Committee is in the process of developing a new Travel Award category. The category will be for student teams that are participating in competitions, like debates or case competitions. These groups are typically underfunded and teams have had to drop out of competitions because they are not able to find funding for the entry fees. If you would like to be involved in developing this award category or would like more information, please email Brittany, the GSC Treasurer at Treasurer.GSC@cgu.edu.
The GSC is also taking nominations for Vice-President. Voting will occur on November 4 and all nominations should be submitted via this survey by November 3 for consideration. For more information about what the position entails please visit the GSC website.
We hope you have found this information interesting and useful. If you have any ideas on how we could improve these updates please let us know. Also, if you have any questions or concerns about the Graduate Student Council, or if you would like to see the GSC focus on specific issue or project, please email us.
Shelby Hamm
Art & Humanities Delegate
Jessica Orozco
Art & Humanities Representative
Joshua Steele
Art & Humanities Representative