In this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Dana Miller Kieran, director of disability resources came to Senate to discuss what her office does.
Their office, located on the second floor in Brock Hall, helps students who have any type of disability be successful at Longwood. She added that students with disabilities are underrepresented at Longwood, and showed that with an activity.
Kieran said, “We are not a loud voice, we are in the shadows. We are in the shadows because the people we represent every day, sometimes live their lives in the shadows.”
She added that students can help her office out by promoting a universally inclusive environment, challenge faculty and staff to step up to the plate occasionally to change the past, question unfair things and make sure you’re using person-first language.
In Open Forum, VA21 Representative Amelia Graves confirmed that there will be rides to and from the polls on Tuesday, November 5 for the election. Rides will begin at 6 a.m. and will continue until everyone has finished voting in the evening around 7 p.m.
Fraternity & Sorority Life Representative Robert Miller announced that the resolution for deferred recruitment was not passed by IFC. The reasoning for it was to keep first year students focused on academics and on transitioning to Longwood. The decision was first made and announced at the IFC Town Hall on Thursday, October 24.
In the Vice President’s Report, Catherine Swinsky announced that Hunger & Poverty Week will be from November 4 to November 10 on campus. There will be a community service project from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 that anyone can be a part of for Habitat for Humanity.
The next SGA meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 5 at 3:45 p.m. inside of the Wilson Chamber at the Upchurch University Center.