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Press Release: Clean and Safe Campus Initiative

Press Release

The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida International University (FIU) announces a ‘Clean and Safe Campus Initiative,’ an effort to improve the appearance and elevate the level of safety of several areas campus wide.

Miami, Florida (30 September 2010)—SGC-MMC Lower Division Senators Patrick O’Keefe and Macarena Jimenez are spearheading an initiative, on behalf of the student government, that seeks to improve the quality of campus life here at FIU. This initiative will serve as a mechanism through which members of the student body can, via their elected student leaders, inform university administrators of areas for improvement on campus, as it pertains to safety, cleanliness and appearance.


Senator O’Keefe, who is also the Chairman of the Senate’s Student Advocacy Committee, is directly responsible for ensuring that the student body has a venue through which to facilitate their concerns relative to any aspect of campus life. “Senator Jimenez’s interest in partnering with myself to facilitate the initiative and level of commitment thus far” mentions Senator O’Keefe “brought a heightened level of excitement and motivation to the program.”


“A clean and safe campus” discusses Senator O’Keefe, “ should be the standard, not the exception.” “With this initiative,” continues Senator O’Keefe, “student government hopes to work in tandem with university departments and committees to provide students with information on the status of construction and improvement projects. Likewise, the initiative will keep university department and committees abreast of students concerns, relative to the status of construction and improvement projects.”


“Even further than updates and concerns about construction and improvement projects on campus” affirms Senator Jimenez, “the initiative will also provide a mechanism for an ongoing conversation about campus safety.” “Building upon the foundation that President Ramirez’ Student Engagement Series on Campus Safety will cement on the 21st of October” mentions Senator Jimenez, “the concerns of students will empower student government, providing us the tools necessary to effect change.”


For additional information about the Clean and Safe Campus Initative, please contact Senator O’Keefe at pokee001@fiu.edu and Senator Jimenez at macaph@yahoo.com. SGC-MMC looks forward to serving the student body!


Additional Information

For additional Information, visit our websites at fiu.edu/~sga, fiusga.wordpress.com and facebook.com/fiusga. You may also contact Dean Gabriel Williams, SGC-MMC Press secretary at sga.press@fiu.edu or by calling our office in Graham Center, Room 211, at +1.305.348.2121.


About Florida International University

Florida International University is Miami’s 1st and only public research institution of higher learning. Serving nearly 40,000 students, FIU is amongst the 25th largest Universities in the nation, boasting 12 Colleges and Schools that offer in excess of 200 Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Professional degrees. With over 100,000 Alumni living and working in South Florida, the impact that FIU has had on the local community is incalculable.


About the Student Government Association at FIU

The Student Government Association at FIU affords students the opportunity to cultivate their leadership skills by serving as liaisons of the student body to the University Administration, hence gaining valuable experience in governance and stewardship. With over 40 senators, 60 cabinet members, 20 committees and 40 interns, SGA provides a challenging yet sustainable environment in which students can contribute to student life and in turn, the university community.


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