Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 3:30pm
Via Zoom

I.  CALL TO ORDER

A.S. Executive Vice President, Kyla Blaylock, called the meeting to order at 3:36 PM in the Council Chambers at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

II.  ROLL CALL

    1. Voting Members Present: Christian Onwuka, Kyla Blaylock, Dustin Adkins, Angelica Espinoza, Antonio Marquez Camacho, Cassie Weinberg, Kole Wellenstein (Left Early), David Gamble, Aubrey Benito, Daria Dragichevich, Kelly Renton, Courtney Parks, Lindsey Busk (via FaceTime), Ashley Tejada, Connor Curley, Bri Ruloma, Josh Purificacion, Abi Tamayo, Courtney Ransom, Megan Mahoney,
    2. Voting Members Absent: George Scott, CJ Holt, Stephen Jackson, Kiki Charles, Kayla Abdullah.
    3. Non-Voting Members Present: Dr. Randy Timm, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker (on behalf of Christina Brown), Nikki Eliaschev.
    4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
    5. Visitors: Rose Pasenelli, Kari Hooker. 

III.  APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to add “Hello Time” and Selection of CLC Member to Serve on Appointments and Review for Selection of A.S. Justice to Items for Consideration on the agenda for today’s meeting.

WEINBERG/TEJADA         CARRIED                                                                  The agenda was approved as amended. 

iv.  approval of previous minutes

It was moved and seconded to approve the Campus Life Council meeting minutes of 2/26/20, as attached.

RENTON/WELLENSTEIN                                           CARRIED 

V.  PUBLIC COMMENT: None.

VI.  UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

    1. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Randy Timm:
      1. Reminded members that there are no current community transmitted cases of COVID-19 in San diego. The two cases were of people who had traveled abroad.
      2. Explained social distancing and that SDSU is not yet at that point.
      3. Discussing what SDSU may have to do in response to COVID-19 and reminded members that these are discussions, not decisions. 
      4. After spring break all classes that can be digitally motivated will be in an online format, but campus will not be closing. However, people may choose to do their work off campus.
      5. The University Emergency Operations Committee (EOC), is meeting on a daily basis and has several committees discussing appropriate measures and responses to the outbreak:
        1. The Study Abroad Committee decided that students in Level 3 countries were required to come back and self-isolate for 14 days. Students in Level 1 and 2 countries have the choice to come home. All spring and summer study abroad programs have been canceled. 

        2.  

          The Academic Planning Committee is working on using online/virtual modalities. 

        3.  

           The Housing Committee is discussing keeping all residence halls open during spring break.

      6. International travel has been halted. A communication about student organization travel will be coming out soon.
      7. There are discussions around large scale events. About 800 programs are happening now until the end of semester and SDSU will be making recommendations on those soon. There is no decision yet about commencement at this time.
      8. SDSU is attempting to keep all students employed throughout this process.
      9. Library will remain open and services, including the Aztec Recreation Center and the A.S. The Food Pantry will remain open. 
    2. Aztecs Scholarships - Rose Pasenelli, Director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and Kari Hooker, Assistant Director, Scholarships (Time Certain 3:45 PM): Explained the new process and system that students will use to apply for scholarships. Reviewed the four types of scholarships that are available to students and how to fill out the general application. The system opens on March 1st.

VII.  ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

    1. General Consent Agenda (Action):
      It was moved and seconded to approve the general consent agenda, as attached.

      GAMBLE/MAHONEY                          CARRIED

    2. Selection of CLC Member to Serve on Appoints and Review Committee for Selection of A.S. Justice (Action):
      It was moved and seconded to select Courtney Ransom to serve on the Appointments and Review Committee this Monday from 4:00 - 6:40 pm. 

      TEJADA/CURLEY                                     CARRIED

    3. “Hello Time” (Information): Postponed.
    4. #UCB S20-01 A Resolution Calling for SDSU’s Commitment to Climate Action, Justice, and Leadership (Information): Courtney Ransom reviewed the resolution and answered any questions regarding that members had about it. 

VIII.  REPORTS OF CAMPUS LIFE COUNCIL MEMBERS

    1. Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President:
      1. SDSU was able to give out over 80 tickets to students to attend the Mountain West Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.
      2. Chose the awardees for the Aztec Achievement Awards (AAA’s). Planning is going well. 
    2. Christian Onwuka, President:
      1. Spoke with several assembly members, including Shirley Weber, Jose Medina, and Todd Gloria to advocate for an increase in the Governor's proposed budget to meet what SDSU asked for.
      2. The opening of the Native Resource Center is Tuesday, March 17th in AL-202 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm.
      3. Native and Indegenous Healing Garden is opening this Saturday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
      4. Congratulations to Adrienne Vargas, the new permanent Vice President of University Relations and Development.
    3.  Angelica Espinoza, Vice President of External Relations:
      1. Happy Women's History Month!
      2. Proud that Senator Toni Atkins recognized her as the Woman of the 39th District.
      3. Attended the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) this weekend and collaborated with other CSU campuses and lobbied for legislation.
      4. The polls on Election Day at SDSU went really well and there were over 600 same-day voter registrations.
      5. David Gamble will be attending the College Area Community Council (CACC) meeting tonight and presenting the Good Neighbor Brochure.
      6. Encouraged members to speak out against or call out problematic behavior that is happening surrounding the Coronavirus.
    4. Dustin Adkins, Vice President of Financial Affairs:
      1. Every department in A.S. will present a report about their budgets at a Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) meeting.
      2. Budget presentations from the cultural organizations start this week. Has been meeting with the organizations to help them prepare.
      3. Membership is still up at the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) due to the pushback in construction, and the budget has changed because of this.
      4. A.S. will no longer issue travel funding for the remainder of the school year. These funds will be used to support student organizations in other ways, such as hosting events on campus.
      5. Continuing to work on marketing for the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) and Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH).
    5. George Scott, Vice President of University Relations: Christian Onwuka reported on his behalf:
      1. The Academic Report Survey has over 1,000 submissions. Continue to encourage everyone to fill it out!
      2. Working on a way to streamline information from the University Senate to students.
    6. Antonio Marquez-Camacho, ASBOD Student-At-Large:
      1. Just returned from the Intercollegiate Broadcast System (IBS) Awards in New York.
      2. Planning for the Latinx Student Film Festival which has been very exciting to work on.
    7. Cassie Weinberg, ASBOD Student-At-Large:
      1. The Daily Aztec released an article about Greenlove!
      2. Swap Shop is still collecting donations. Working to get greek life and student organizations involved. 
    8. Christian Holt, ASBOD Student-At-Large: No report. 
    9. Christina Brown, Executive Director: Jennifer Esquivel-Parker reported on her behalf:
      1. Will be reviewing information about transition at the next CLC meeting.
      2. Speaking on behalf of JAC, encouraged members to reach out to their successors and emphasize the importance of communication with the justices on JAC. They want to help A.S. leaders.
      3. Open campaigning for A.S. Elections begins this Friday at 4:30 pm.
      4. Candidate debates for executive officer positions start next week on Monday. They will take place in the Union Courtyard and be facilitated by the Daily Aztec.
      5. There are no candidates on the ballot for the College of Arts and Letters.
      6. Congratulations to Dustin, who will be the recipient of the Quest for the Best Award!
    10. Aztec Student Union Board:
      1. Will be refunding booking fees up until the end of the semester.
      2. All GreenFest events are happening and will be held as normal.
    11. Campus Community Commission:
      1. Partnering with REO Cares to host a hygiene kit-making event at the residence halls on Thursday in front of Cuicacalli from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
      2. Stephen Jackson had to resign due to personal reasons.
      3. Planning for the Careers in Service and Education Fair on march 19th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm in Montezuma Hall.
    12. Community Service Commission: 
      1. Happy that people are attending meetings. 
        Submitted charter revisions to the Board of Directors.
      2. ‘Pay it Forward Day’ is scheduled for April 28th. Evaluating ways to host the event in the case that students are not on campus.
      3. Will be working to provide information to students about online structures that students may have questions about.
      4. Campus safety meeting next Wednesday will be discussing fully online classes and student safety.
    13. Recreation and Wellness Commission:
      1. ‘Fitness Jam’ is next Thursday.
      2. The Health Expo is April 21st by Library Walkway.
    14. Student Diversity Commission:
      1. The Mixer will be April 27th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The theme is “blooming into diversity, many make a garden” and was inspired by the national flower of every country. There will be various performances from cultural organizations and cultural greek life organizations. 
    15. Student Support Commission:
      1. Presented their Ombudsman Resource Video to the council and received feedback on it.
        “Meal sharing is caring” is the new name and will be from May 4th - 8th in Aztec Shops.
    16. Greenlove Sustainability Commission:
      1. The Fashion Show has had some changes, but is happening tonight in Montezuma Hall from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
      2. Will be tabling for GreenFest in the Union this week.
      3. “The Rooted” is still scheduled to happen and has changed location to Montezuma Hall.
      4. The Concert kickoff is from 4:00 - 7:00 pm in the cafe behind Chipotle in the Student Union.
      5. There have been concerns about donated clothes, but Swap Shop is still set to happen.
    17. Campus Life Council Student-at-Large: No report. 
    18. Marketing and Communications Commission:
      1. Went ‘spirit-carting’ last week to promote GreenFest.
      2. Kenny Blackburn, and SDSU alumni, will be presenting at next week’s meeting.
      3. Will be launching the A.S. “Go Vote” video soon. 

IX.  ANNOUNCEMENTS

    1. Christian will be facilitating “Real Talk with the Sigmas”, and educational and emotional conversation about the N-word. It will take place in Templo Mayor on Monday, March 16th at 7:14 pm.
    2. Connor, who also works in SDSU admissions, announced that Explore SDSU was cancelled and that there will no longer be campus tours starting on monday for the remainder of the year.
    3. AshlEy announced that she shared a Google document with the information that Dr. Randy Timm talked about for members to reference it. 

IX.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:54 pm.

WEINBERG/ABED                    CARRIED

APPROVED BY:  Christian L. Onwuka, A.S. President

PREPARED BY:  Nikki Eliaschev, A.S. Government Secretary