Student Senate Platforms
Seals/Estabine Administration Platforms 2023-2024
i. Looking at the future of safety on campus through the addition of bike lanes.
ii. Benches at each bus stop to serve the disabled community.
iii. New aspects regarding transportation will come from working with the Transportation Committee to create new routes on Tennessee St. to serve that population. As well as a bus route that transports students from the business school to Jayhawk Blvd without having to take two separate buses to get there.
b. UPDATING WATER FOUNTAIN SYSTEMS
i. Adding water bottle filling stations in all buildings and to the stations where there are only drinking fountains. Updated water fountains comes from conversations with university administration about deferred maintenance and how students want access to good water.
c. RENOVATING HANGOUT SPACES (GARDENS)
i. Taking existing open outdoor spaces and beautifying them
ii. The renovation for outdoor spaces will come from the environmental budget and utilizing student groups such as the Center of Community Outreach Student Gardeners interested in volunteering to do gardening work.
d. RECESSING WHAT STUDENTS WANT TO SEE IN THE AMBLER RECREATION CENTER
i. We plan to get feedback from students on what updates they would like to see at the Recreation Center.
ii. Having conversations with administrators of the Recreation Center to evaluate next steps and next phases using their budget.
a. MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION
i. Student Senate used to reimburse students for assessment testing at the mental health clinic, we will see how we could make it possible to reinstate this reimbursement process
b. EXPAND THE ACCESS CENTER'S RESOURCES
i. Reading Center: people who can read the material to students (good for: Dyslexia, the blind, ADHD, etc.)
ii. Paid text-to-speech subscription: Natural Readers, Amazon audiobook subscription program, etc.
iii. Ultimately, providing more resources to create a more equitable learning environment.
c. CREATE A COMMUTER LOUNGE FOR THE K-10 BUS STOP
i. There is already a space for this on campus that we funded by a previous year’s Student Senate, but the project for that space fell through, and the space is currently unfilled. We are starting the process of communication to see what renovating this space to serve as the commuter lounge could look like.
d. PARTNERING WITH ATHLETICS
i. Seeing what partnerships can be built to enhance the student game day experience
a. CONNECT STUDENTS WITH RESOURCES
i. The University of Kansas offers students a diverse range of services; however, many students are unaware of these resources and services. To connect students, we will help develop a more accessible source.
b. CONSISTENT MEETINGS WITH LEADERSHIP (INCLUDING ATHLETICS)
i. To best understand new rules and regulations from administration and campus leadership, we will expand our meetings with more people in administration. This will help us keep students updated on things happening around campus.
c. UDK PARTNERSHIP
i. Turner and DaNae are working with the UDK to start a new practice of a monthly article published by the UDK that is an exclusive interview from the Student Body President & Vice President. The purpose of this is to provide students an inside look as to what the President and Vice President have been working on each month.
a. CREATE A MOVE OUT DONATION PROCESS
i. As students move out of campus housing for the summer, people often leave items behind that they don’t want. Many times, these items go to waste. We would like to create a process where people can donate their items they don’t want to use anymore.
b. ENCOURAGING CAMPUS WALKABILITY
i. Developing ideas that promote walkability (Park and Ride, Bike Lanes, and New Bus Routes).