At Thursday night’s SGA Senate meeting, Matthew Antonio Bosch, the new director of Elon’s LGBTQ center, addressed the Senate about promoting awareness and education about LGBTQIA issues. He discussed the objectives of the center and the resource room and fielded questions about the proper terminology associated the LGBTQIA acronym.
Several senators expressed concern about the university’s lack of meaningful response to the derogatory racial and religious symbols that were posted on a residence hall yesterday. Several senators are coordinating a meeting during which students can discuss the issues of diversity and proper conduct.
“If just blacks or Jewish students show up, we haven’t done what we’re trying to do,” said Alex Bohannon, sophomore class president. “We want people to know why you should not allow these things to be said or written on campus.”
In other news, sophomore Kristen DeMaria and senior Tanner Black were sworn into new position on the Senate. DeMaria is now the representative of the School of Communications, and Black is now a competitions representative.
The Senate voted unanimously to allocate money to the Epsilon Sigma Alpha service fraternity for its trip to Memphis, TN, to volunteer at St. John’s Research Hospital. It also allocated money to Campus Recreation for its development of the Haunted Trail.