USG Discusses Spring Break Protocols


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On Thursday Feb. 17 Fordham University’s Rose Hill United Student Government (USG) held their weekly meeting to discuss underclassmen on campus during spring break.

First Years and sophomores who choose to remain on campus for spring break will have to stay with a junior or senior resident, as first years and sophomore dorms will be closed.

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Camila Gómez, FCRH ’22, stated that this is the same protocol that was implemented during winter break.

Students who choose to stay with upperclassmen must inform the Residence Hall Association (RHA) who they will be staying with while campus is closed.

Senator Andy Diaz, FCRH ’25, proposed creating a Google form or spreadsheet to make it easier for underclassmen to see which upperclassmen they could stay with.

Additionally, a new club was proposed to USG this week: The Women’s Network. The Women’s Network is one of the largest collegiate women’s networking organizations in the country.

Their objective on campus is to provide women with an accessible network of contacts to help them secure internships and jobs. This club will hold weekly meetings.

Senators Kristen Ronan, FCRH ’22, and Emily Kennedy, GSB ’24, proposed the addition of a mental health day option to the excused absence form.

They said this addition would be an important practice to reduce mental health stigma at Fordham.

Fresh Check day is scheduled for the last Friday in April and will have tables for clubs and committees.

To have a table at Fresh Check day, contact Vice President Farah Elrakhawi.

Campus Activities Board (CAB) is currently planning the 2022 Spring Weekend and a save the date for the formal will be coming out this week.

The Under the Tent theme has been chosen and is set for the weekend of April 23, 2022. This will be the first in-person Spring Weekend since 2019.