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Student Advocacy Committee Meeting Minutes: October 28, 2010

Florida International University • Student Government Association • Modesto A. Maidique Campus
October 28, 2010

I. Welcome and Call to Order at 3:49 P.M.

II. Roll Call

a. Amanda Jimenez- Present

b. Carlos Rodriguez- Present

c. Janet Reyes- Present

d. Odette Barrientos- Excused

e. Samir Patel- Present

f. Patrick O’Keefe- Present

III. General Discussion

a. Governing Councils

1. Still need to pass SPC, RHA, BSU, and HC Constitutions.
2. Janet is now in charge of HC Governing Council.

b. Senate Requirements

1. Reports are due by 11:59 P.M. October 31st
2. Meeting with the Deans once a month must be in the report

c. Senator Initiatives

1. Improving RHA Resources to clear up and improve RHA funding- Carlos
2. Clean and Safe Campus is going well. Macarena and Patrick are meeting with facilities soon to go over the pond issue by the new SIPA building.
3. Improving Academic Credibility at the Engineering Center: Janet has heard complaints of widespread cheating in the Engineering Center and is working with the Dean to improve the situation.
4. Samir is working on banners for housing with the rules for student conduct.

d. Student Concerns

GLBT Advocacy Coalition- Passing resolution to add “sexual identity” to the Student Code of Conduct

FIU Stadium Concerns- We responded to the student that made the concern. FIU Stadium Manager replied and the stadium is only required to have 9 water fountains, while it actually has 12.

Tax Free Day- Amanda will talk to the book store manager and look into this possibility.

FL State Tuition for Veterans- Talking to the Veterans Coordinator about passing a resolution similar to the one passed at USF.

IV. New Business

A.  GLBT Advocacy Coalition Resolution

1. Amanda Jimenez- Yes
2. Carlos Rodriguez- Yes
3. Janet Reyes- Yes
4. Samir Patel- Yes
Yes- 4 No- 0 Abstain- 0

V. Meeting Adjourned at 4:35 P.M.

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