Associated Students | San Diego State University
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 3:30pm
COUNCIL CHAMBERS • CONRAD PREBYS AZTEC STUDENT UNION
I. CALL TO ORDER
Executive Vice President Kyla Blaylock called the meeting to order at 3:35 PM.
II. ROLL CALL
- Voting Members Present: Kyla Blaylock, Christian Onwuka, Angelica Espinoza, George Scott, Dustin Adkins, Antonio Marquez-Camacho (left early), Cassie Weinberg, Christian Holt, Kole Wellenstein, Stephen Jackson, Kiki Charles, Aubrey Benito (left early), Kelly Renton (left early), Kaylah Abdullah, Lindsey Busk, Ashley Tejada (late), Bri Ruloma (late), Josh Purificacion, Abi Tamayo, Courtney Ransom (left early), Meghan Mahoney (left early), Daria Dragicevic, Courtney Parks, David Gamble.
- Voting Members Absent: Courtney Parks, Connor Curley.
- Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Christina Brown (late), Dr. Randy Timm (late), Nikki Eliaschev.
- Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: None.
- Visitors Present: Zihao Zhou (FLEX), Shawki Moore (FLEX), Alexia Oduro (FLEX), Alondra Hernandez (FLEX), Davies Shamoun (FLEX), Maxwell Johnson (A.S.), Daniel Guerrero (The Daily Aztec).
III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of October 16, 2019.
IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was moved and seconded to approve the Campus Life Council meeting minutes of 10/02/19, as attached.
V. PUBLIC COMMENT
- Maxwell Johnson briefly explained the First Year Leadership Experience (FLEX) and introduced the five members of FLEX for 2019-2020: Zihao Zhou, Shawki Moore, Alexia Oduro, Alondra Hernandez, Davies Shamoun. The members stated their names, majors, and what they are looking forward to in the program.
VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS
- SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Randy Timm:
- Two SDSU websites were launched this week: the Free Speech website and the Inclusive Reporting System.
- Announced the Homecoming court with Kyla today.
- Addressing issues within fraternities and working closely with Interfraternity Council (IFC) to address them.
- Strategic Sustainability Goals Presentation – Courtney Ransom, A.S. Sustainability Commissioner:
- Presented several power outage scenarios and members discussed the different scenarios with small groups and then shared their discussions with the Council.
- Reviewed Green Love’s five strategic goals for the year.
- Explained the plan for dealing with environmental crises on campus.
- Discussed outreach and partnership work in the community.
- Explained the push for SDSU to invest sustainably, a project that has been in the works for a while.
- Explained the NetZero A.S. by 2020 plan.
- Reviewed the Green Love Committees.
VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
- General Consent Agenda (Action): It was moved and seconded to approve the general consent agenda, as attached.
VIII. REPORTS OF CAMPUS LIFE COUNCIL MEMBERS
- Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President:
- Attended the City Council meeting on Monday and was pleased by the conversations.
- Looking for Homecoming volunteers.
- Announced the Homecoming Court today.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan in going well. Will be attending the implicit bias in hiring training on Friday.
- Taking note of when non-inclusive language is being used during meetings. Wants to create a word for members to be able to remind other members that they are not using inclusive language during meetings.
- Christian Onwuka, President:
- Working on the SDSU Leadership Advisory Board to develop the leadership minor into a leadership major.
- University Leadership council has added graduate student representation.
- Reviewed Dr. John Crockett’s presentation from the Board of Directors meeting.
- Happy with the conversations about the two proposed fee increases that took place at Student Conversations with the President last Tuesday.
- Strategic Plan is going well.
- Asked to speak at the National Day about Police Brutality.
- Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC) will be reviewing the pro/con statement submissions from students this week.
- Angelica Espinoza, Vice President of External Relations:
- Asked students to show support and love during the first-ever Black Gay Pride week.
- Rock the Vote (RTV) campaign is at 20% of its goal of 2,020 voter registrations.
- CSSA Fresno is this weekend. Will have updates soon.
- Hosting a debate watching party on November 20th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Location TBD.
- Is nominating students to be on the Student Trustee Committee, as chair of theCommittee.
- The Water We Share/El Agua Que Compartimos Binational Conference will be November 25-26. Soliciting art projects that reflect student experiences.
- Dustin Adkins, Vice President of Financial Affairs:
- Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) kicks off this Friday, October 18th and will be open until November 10th.
- ARH fundraiser at Corbin’s Q on Monday, October 21st all day long.
- ARH Press Conference is Tuesday, October 22nd.
- Will be meeting with the new Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) coordinator and intern this week.
- George Scott, Vice President of University Affairs:
- University Affairs Board (UAB) has a full leadership team. Working on setting the direction for the year.
- Academic Affairs Council discussed how to reach constituents outside of the meeting space.
- A motion was made to add a spot for graduate students on the University Senate. The vote will be in November.
- Career Services will be screening employers prior to Career Fairs and will indicate which employers sponsor student visas.
- Antonio Marquez-Camacho, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- Presented to students at Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College last week about transferring from a community college to a four-year institution.
- Talked about AS and how to get involved at the College Fair for Undocumented Students at Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College.
- Cassie Weinberg, ASBOD Student-at-Large, Kyla Blaylock reported on her behalf:
- Mental Health Fest planning is going well. The event will most likely be in February.
- Working with Dr. Dooley and Dr. Rikard on creating better ways to help student leaders with mental health issues and mental health awareness.
- Collaborating with Kyla to create an SDSU Mission Valley Student Committee.
- Christian Holt, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- Announced the committees that the BOD Students-at-Large will be helping out.
- Will have office hours on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.
- Spoke in favor of the Mission Valley expansion at the City Council this week.
- Christina Brown, Executive Director:
- Expressed appreciation for the discussions and everyone on the committees.
- Reminded students to let advisors know if they need help in any way.
- Aztec Student Union Board:
- Seven ASUB members were selected to attend professional development conferences in November.
- All spring events will be finalized next week, encouraged members to reach out for any collaborations ASAP.
- Announced upcoming events:
- Stand Up Comedy Night is tonight from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
- Game On! Laser tag competition is on Monday at 7:00 pm in Montezuma Hall.
- Open Mic Night is next Thursday at 5:00 pm in the Student Union.
- Monday Night Movies is October 28th at 6:30 pm. Will be screening Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
- Kalan.Frfr, an SDSU alum, will be performing on October 29th at the Student Union at 5:00 pm.
- Campus Community Commission:
- Meeting tomorrow at 3:30 pm in Council Chambers. Members of SDSU’s Police Department will be there to discuss campus safety.
- Tabled during the meeting today to work on membership.
- Working on clarifying the Commission’s mission.
- Reaching out to different communities to have more representatives.
- There were 80 attendees at the Good Neighbor Clean-Up.
- Community Service Commission:
- Tabled and handed out ribbons and wristbands yesterday for the Breast Cancer Awareness project.
- Received a lot of volunteer signups for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event.
- Recreation and Wellness Commission:
- Lights Out Strike Out was extremely successful, student attendance was high.
- Candlelight Vigil will be tomorrow from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Centennial Walkway. This event is part of suicide prevention week.
- ENS Field dedication was a big success.
- Will have updates from the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) soon. Working with them on outreach.
- Outreach in the Commission is going well.
- Student Diversity Commission:
- Would like A Place for you @ SDSU to be a yearly event.
- Encouraged students to attend the forums for the two proposed fee increases or to promote them if they are unable to attend.
- Student Support Commission:
- Working on increasing membership.
- Want to table outside freshman housing to be more accessible to new students.
- Sustainability Commission:
- Campus Life Council Student-at-Large:
- Finalizing the newsletter. The first one will be sent out in November.
- Marketing and Communications Commission:
- Today’s meeting focused on marketing for ARH.
- A tabling and outreach requirement was added.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
Executive Vice President Kayla Blaylock adjourned the meeting at 6:07 PM.
APPROVED BY: Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President
PREPARED BY: Nikki Eliaschev, A.S. Government Secretary