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Senate updates: Oct. 27 meeting

Mental health resolution

President Mitchell Rosenberg spoke at the senate meeting to discuss the 90 students on Chapman’s Student Psychological Counseling Services waitlist, and announced his plans to draft a resolution to help with this issue.

“We are going to do everything in our power to make sure (students) receive the help that they need,” Rosenberg said.

Funding requests

Young Life, a student ministry club, submitted a funding request to attend an annual conference in New York City. The club is requesting the maximum of $750 per person, due to a new cap on conference funding requests. The request would cover three Chapman students’ lodging and food for the conference. The request was approved.

Allocations committee

The allocations committee recommended that the senate partially fund the Queer and Trans People of Color Collective’s second annual Queer & Trans Youth Holiday Giving Banquet. The request, totaling at $2,679.97 for catering for 150 to 200 attendees and decorations for the event, would fund food for about 100 non-Chapman students. The request was tabled so a representative from the club can present at a future meeting.

Fitness center

Assistant Director of Student Engagement Michael Keyser attended the senate meeting to discuss the Julianne Argyros Fitness Center.

Fifty-two percent of students reported that their expectations for the fitness center are not being met. The fitness center usage comprises 97 percent of overall fitness participation, according to an infographic in Keyser’s presentation.

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