Initiatives


SGA Initiatives



1

EDUCATIONAL AFFORDABILITY

Relay student concerns about rising tuition costs during the Budget and Tuition Pricing process. Maintain and explore financial aid and scholarship opportunities offered within and around the university through avenues such as Academic Works and Scholarship Connect. Actively work toward the renewal of the Monetary Award Program (MAP) and accessibility to Federal Pell Grants.

2

SGA AS AN ADVOCATE

Advance the role of SGA as well-informed liaisons between students and administration by sitting on administrative committees, university boards, working groups, and task forces. Through meetings, various events, social media efforts, email, and a functioning SGA website, SGA will remain an outlet to voice student concerns.

3

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Work with municipal, state, and federa l government organizations to promote DePaul University as Chicago's anchor institution and advance student interest. Work closely with students to improve civic engagement within the DePaul student body. Civic engagement informs our leaders that student concerns should be at the forefront in public policy decisions.

4

INCLUSIVITY AND COLLABORATION

DePaul University has a unique Catholic, Vincentian, and Urban identity. The community consists of students from various ethnic, gender, religious, cultural, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds, therefore it is important to build relationships and connect with students to better encompass and represent the student voice that reflects the diverse opinions that exist in our institution.

5

CENTRALIZATION OF INFORMATION

Emphasize the importance of consistent and centralized information within the University and inform students of the efforts that have already been made. Work towards providing students with a consistent feed and distribution of campus events and resources.

6

STUDENT WELL-BEING

Collaborate with university departments to build on initiatives that will help students living both on and off campus to practice a healthier lifestyle. SGA will continue to educate the student body on the university's office campaign, Take Care DePaul. Continue conversations surrounding sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention. All DePaul students have the liberty to feel safe on campus and SGA will continue toward the mission of safety and awareness.

7

ACADEMIC ADVISING

DePaul academic advisers are a resource to help guide students toward a successful college career. SGA hopes to advance the communication and relationship between students and their academic advisers. Encourage academic departments to better utilize university resources such as Blue Star. These efforts will help students maintain focus on their academics and stay on track to graduation.

8

SGA AS A LEADER IN CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS

Increase DePaul SGA's existing relationships with student governments across Chicago and Illinois as well as connecting with state leaders to continue conversations revolving around education costs, financial aid, textbook affordability, and other statewide higher education concerns. These relationships will elevate student concerns with the support of numerous institutions.

9

VINCENTIAN IDENTITY

The Vincentian mission is the foundation for all initiatives at DePaul University. Consider the Vincentian question, "What must be done" in all decisions and SGA endeavors. In turn, find ways to implement Vincentian values in students DePaul experience.

10

TRANSPARENCY AND OPPORTUNITY

Ensure that student perspective is present in making decisions regarding faculty tenure and promotion process. Provide opportunities for students to voice their feedback and be part of the review processes.

11

ACCESSIBLE COURSE EVALUATIONS

Continue further pursuits to make quantitative data from course evaluations accessible to DePaul students. We believe this institutional effort will work to increase the quality of education overall.

12

SUSTAINABILITY

Recognize the concept of sustainability is multifaceted, spanning to include social, environmental, and economic realms. Consider and suggest sustainable projects that can be implemented in the annual sustainable capital improvements fund along with making students more aware of their carbon footprint through tangible information.

13

CAMPUS AFFINITY AND TRADITION

Progress institutional pride among students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and community members. Build upon traditions such as Blue Demon Week, On Thursdays W e Wear Blue, Vincentian Service Day, and other existing Blue Demon traditions. Enhance affinity by continuing to make facilities across both campuses to be more encompassing of the DePaul identity. Furthermore, encourage institutional interconnectivity among various university offices throughout both the Lincoln Park and Loop campus.


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