ASWSU discusses upcoming resolutions

Senators voice plan to open a business attire closet for all students



The ASWSU Senate holds a meeting to elect new members and discuss student concerns at the CUB on Wednesday night. One concern was the graduation requirements for students of the School of Design and Construction.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

Several ASWSU senators presented their ideas for upcoming resolutions during last night’s senate meeting.

Monica Chavez, an uncertified senator, said she’d like to implement locks requiring identification card swipes on every floor in WSU residence halls.

Older buildings on the south side of campus do not have these locks in place like the newer buildings, she said.

“It’s a safety hazard,” she said.

Carson College of Business senators Richard Aquino and Donavyn Velez-Fucal said they’re working on an idea called the “Carson Closet.”

The “Carson Closet” would serve as a source for students to check out business attire, Velez-Fucal said. It would be available to all students from any major.

ASWSU Vice President Jhordin Prescott said she wants to create a sexual violence awareness initiative, but she is still researching how to implement it. 

She said the initiative would be called the “Coalition Against Sexual Assault,” or CASA.

“There are a lot of obstacles we have not foreseen,” Prescott said.

Research still needs to be done about how to handle trauma and the power dynamics between faculty and students before the initiative is presented, Prescott said.

Three new judicial board members were also confirmed last night by the senate.

Political science pre-law juniors Griffin Grubb and Ally Carney were sworn in by ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas after they were confirmed. Ashlyn Cleveland, a freshman microbiology major, was also sworn in.

All three candidates were unanimously confirmed by the senate.

Carney said she wants to digitize the board’s files, making them accessible for ASWSU and for students online.

“The judicial board has fallen behind in digitizing itself,” Carney said.