By Ethan Greenberg
As we prepare to spring forward this Sunday for Daylight Savings, it’s also important to reflect back — in this case, to reflect on the work of CCSGA during Blocks 5 and 6.
The searches for the three anti-racism positions — Senior Associate Dean of Students/Director of the Butler Center, Senior Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Development, and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Staff — are underway, and CCSGA appointed student members to each search committee. In one case, CCSGA had advocated for a student committee member since Oct. 2019, and thus, we are pleased to see students included in the process in this way.
Furthermore, nominations to CCSGA for students to serve on the Antiracism Oversight Committee closed this past Monday. CCSGA will be passing along these nominations to the President’s Office, which will be making appointments. As CCSGA requested in the fall of 2019, there will be three students on the Committee in addition to the CCSGA VP of Inclusion, who is an ex officio member.
These past two blocks also saw CCSGA announce two new partnerships. First, CCSGA announced a collaboration with the Colorado Department of Transportation in which CCSGA will purchase bulk discounted Bustang tickets and provide them free for students. For further details about the announcement, see media coverage in Colorado Politics and KRDO. We admit that we were pleasantly surprised by initial demand, and ticket supply was exhausted in less than one week. CCSGA has placed an order for more tickets and we expect them to be available fourth week. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Second, we finalized a pilot contract with the Colorado Sun, a journalist-owned online newspaper covering Colorado news. The student activity fee will continue to pay for student subscriptions to the New York Times; this small new contract is meant to provide access to more local journalism. While many of the Colorado Sun articles are not behind paywalls, this subscription will allow CC students to access premium content and newsletters. Details of how to access these articles can be found in the CCSGA email updates sent to the student body on Feb. 23.
By the time this article goes to print, the results of the CCSGA Executive and Student Trustee Elections will be known. Congratulations to those elected!
If you were hoping to get involved in CCSGA or campus governance but missed applying for CCSGA Executive positions or Student Trustee, fear not! There are many opportunities to plug into both CCSGA and campus governance during Block 7.
For CCSGA positions, full council elections are held Block 7. This means class representative positions, as well as positions on the Finance and Inclusion Committees, will be up for election. Keep your eye on your email next week (fourth week, Block 6) for the application to run and details for that election.
For campus governance, CCSGA appoints to a number of campus committees, from the Curriculum Executive Committee to the Institutional Athletics Board, and many more (see the full list on the CCSGA website). Watch for an email from CCSGA early Block 7 for the application to serve on one of these committees.