At Thursday night’s SGA Senate meeting, President Leo Lambert addressed the senators about the Board of Trustee’s decision to continue Elon’s partnership with Chick-fil-A. Last semester, the SGA was heavily involved in the discussion of the controversy regarding the franchise’s presence on campus.
“This will not be the last controversial issue the university will face,” he said. “We want to have more constructive forums in the future. Most importantly of all, the report calls on the university to be very proactive moving forward.”
He reiterated his desire to foster a more inclusive campus environment and reminded the Senate supporting diversity and the free exchange of ideas in everyone’s responsibility.
“Every action that each of us takes as an individual creates a stronger community on campus,” he said. “When we see acts that tear at the fabric of community, all of us feel them, and we have individual responsibility to confront them and to let people know this is not behavior that we stand for. It calls on all of us to be our best selves.”
In other news, the Senate also debated several amendments to its constitution and bylaws. It voted to increase the number of campus programming representatives on its organizational council from two to five. It also voted to fix grammatical and structural errors in the documents.