Longwood University Chief of Police Col. Robert R. Beach informs senate about precautions students can take when approached for information relating to voter registration.

In this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Susan Sullivan, director of the university center and student activities, came to senate to give an  update on the Upchurch University Center, just shy of the one year anniversary of its opening.

There is now a printer located on the third floor in room 305, the clubs and organizations space, that all students can access. Sullivan said marketing work for the different meeting rooms in Upchurch is being done, which includes directions on how to use the printer, which will be coming soon. 

Col. Robert R. Beach, director of public safety & chief of police at Longwood University, also came to the meeting to urge students to register to vote. He encourages students to register online and not give their information out to organizations that come to campus, solely for safety and security reasons. 

Beach said, “If someone is asking you for private information, make sure that LUPD is notified so we can check and verify where the information is going.”

Beach added LUPD will continue their security efforts at Oktoberfest this year, which includes having fencing around the perimeter, as well as two entry points and a clear bag policy. The department has also added a magnetometer (an instrument used for measuring magnetic forces) this year, to ensure nothing dangerous is being brought to campus. An e-mail regarding all Oktoberfest information will be sent out soon, according to Beach.

In the Advisers Report, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Tim Pierson discussed that the university has contractors working on a “punch list” for Frazer Hall, which is a list of tasks sitll needed to complete. They are currently continuing to work on projects from the list, such as fixing the elevators.

In the Fiscal Technician Report, Trish McGregor urged students to forward any spam emails that are received to the help desk. 

She said, “If you clicked on the link, you need to contact the help desk right away, they may need to get a hold of the computer to get the system back.”

Students can forward the emails to or call 395-HELP immediately if anything suspicious pops up. 

In the Presidents Report, Haleigh Pannell urged students to attend the Town Hall, which will be held on October 22 at 6 p.m. in Blackwell Ballroom. Its purpose is to educate and inform those in attendance on Title XI, according to Pannell.

In the Historians Report, Megan Bland announced the Oktoberfest booth meeting will be held, today, Thursday, September 26 at 4 p.m. for organizations that are in need of a booth for the event.

The next SGA meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 1 at 3:45 p.m. inside of the Wilson Chamber at the Upchurch University Center.

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