The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors held its bimonthly meeting on Wednesday in University Union (UU), room 220.
- Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities Adrienne Miller said she is consulting with an advisory board in order to handle off-campus behavior involving alcohol-related incidents. The board will be made up of students — an invitation to join the board will be sent to all greek councils. The board will also consist of two members of ASI, a representative from Inter-Hall Council and a member of the Week of Welcome board, Miller said.
Vice President of Student Affairs Keith Humphrey said these incidents will be handled in the form of education. “Our role and our desire is not to create judicial records,” Humphrey said.
He said his goal is to help students make better choices and bridge the gap between students and their neighbors. He is looking into the possibility of hiring an off-campus student life coordinator. University President Jeffrey Armstrong said Cal Poly has not paid enough attention to these off-campus infractions in the past.
“If it involves Cal Poly Students, then it’s our business. … We want to help you succeed,” Armstrong said.
- “Workaholics” actor Erik Griffin will perform a stand-up comedy set in Chumash Auditorium on Friday at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8:50 p.m. and the event is free.
- There will be a float-in movie and barbecue at the Recreation Center leisure pool on May 22. Hot dogs will be served at 6 p.m. and “50 First Dates” will be shown at 7 p.m.
- Bare Feet will be performing in the UU Plaza at 11 a.m. on May 23.
- Career Services is looking into hiring a job developer to reach out to employers in the arts, humanities and sciences fields, according to Director of Career Services Martin Shibata. This action is in response to students feeling there is an overrepresentation of employers servicing students in technological and engineering majors at Cal Poly.
- There are approximately 50,000 applicants for the 2013-14 school year, according to Armstrong. These applicants have an average grade point average of 3.9 and ACT score of 29, he said.
- San Luis Obispo’s Neighborhood Wellness Program is looking to make move-in week a triple fine week, Armstrong said.
- The Board of Trustees has made a push to enhance graduation rates, according to Armstrong. There is a possibility of reducing the number of required units in some majors, while still maintaing “excellence and quality,” Armstrong said.
- Chancellor Timothy White’s visit on May 2 may have influenced the quarters vs. semesters debate.
“Semesters? I think the door may be cracked a little bit after (White’s) visit,” Armstrong said. “We’ll see. If the door is cracked, I’ll be there to help push.”
- After approximately one hour of debate between board members and Empower Poly Coalition members, Resolution #13-06: Social and Environmental Sustainability Through Sustainable Investment failed with 10 board members in favor, 11 opposed and three abstentions. The resolution would have added the ASI Board of Directors’ support to Empower Poly Coalition’s efforts to divest from fossil fuels. Board members opposed felt the resolution would “cut ties” with Chevron, one of Cal Poly’s investors.