SG Report

A Center for Students in Recovery is set to open on campus.

The center will provide specialized counseling for students with addictions and safe, sober events for those students. Although there is no confirmed date on when the center will be available to students, the center most likely will be located in the Phase I Clubhouse, which is currently used for storage, said SG Vice President Charlie Hannigan at the Feb. 18 SG meeting.

Other UT campuses, including UT Austin, UT Arlington and UT Tyler, already have centers providing such services. The center at UTD will be modeled after UT’s, Hannigan said.

Technology Committee chair Brook Knudtson said the senate is working on creating video newsletters. The purpose of these videos is to provide students with information about SG, its events, and other updates through a new medium. Knudtson said SG hopes to make these videos regularly and show them on UTD TV’s website. Students should expect to see the first video in two weeks.

• Student Affairs Committee chair Casey Sublett said the UTD Police have made changes to their lost and found policy. The police will now contact students after receiving the lost and found inquiry forms to let them know if they do not have an item. In the past, the police only contacted students if they received items that matched the description provided on the inquiry form.

• Residential Affairs Committee chair Katie Truesdale said University Village apartments, except for those that were previously called Waterview, will be refurnished with new appliances beginning March 17.

• The first Comet Chats event of the semester will be held at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 in The Pub. Matthew Polze and Jared Pickens, who are both faculty at the Jindal School of Management, will give short speeches and answer students’ questions at the event.

• “Meet Your Senators” events will be from 12-2 p.m. on Feb. 26 in JSOM, 12-2 p.m. on March 19 in NSM and 12-2 p.m. on April 17 in EPPS. Students can meet with senators and discuss any concerns they have. The senate allocated $100 for the JSOM “Meet Your Senators” event to cover snacks and refreshments.

• Legislative Committee chair Sidd Sant updated the senate on the “Know Your Rights” event. Sant said that the event has been rescheduled to take place from 12-1:30 p.m. on March 3 in one of the Galaxy Rooms. The purpose of this event is to educate people on what to do in different situations involving the police.

• The senate allocated $1,775 for SG election campaigning materials such as flyers, door hangers, banners and advertisements.

• The next SG meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. on March 4 in one of the Galaxy Rooms.

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