Jonathan Page with the office of Multicultural Affairs presents his five-step plan to improve multicultural relations within the Longwood community. 

In this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Jonathan Page, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, came to speak and elections were held for the Executive Senator for Senate Relations position. 

Page spoke about what his office does and the five-year diversity strategic plan that he and fellow staff members have been working on. He encouraged the senate to be all-inclusive and to promote diversity on Longwood’s campus. 

The five-year plan focuses on retention, education, assessment, community outreach, communication and student-developed initiatives. He said, “Diversity goes far beyond just race and ethnicity.”

Page also encourages students to come by his office and to give their feedback on diversity on Longwood’s campus and the five-year plan. He will finalize the plan over the next few months, and will present it to the University Planning Council (UPC) in April 2020. 

In Open Forum, Student Diversity and Inclusion council (SDIC) Representative Anthony Jackson announced that there will be another Town Hall on November 20 at 7 p.m. in Hiner 207. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

In the President’s Report, Haleigh Pannell mentioned that the Campus Safety Walk will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. on campus. Students in attendance will get split into groups and will walk around campus, pointing out unsafe areas that need to be fixed. 

The senate then elected a new Executive Senator for Senate Relations for the spring 2020 semester. The senate voted in Resident & Commuter Life Advisory Board (RCL) Representative, Shaunah Smyre. 

The next SGA meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 3:45 p.m. inside of the Wilson Chamber at the Upchurch University Center. 

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