Campus Life

Student Senate addresses student-athlete priority registration and poor water filtration in weekly committee meeting

Written for The Argo by Jared Keane

On Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 2023 at 4:30 p.m., the Stockton Student Senate held a committee meeting to discuss student affairs. Student Senate President Brianna Bracey began the meeting by addressing the recent news that student-athletes have lost their priority registration for classes. The reasoning behind this policy change is based on the administration’s claim that there are now too many student-athletes on Stockton’s campus to justify the priority. As a result, Student Senate expressed their strong support for the return of athlete priority registration.

Student Senate then discussed the state of Stockton’s on-campus water fountains and bottle-filling stations. According to Student Senate Vice President Benjamin Yandell, “Most of the water fountain filters in the academic spine have turned red at this point,” signifying the need for facility maintenance. Faculty and staff were able to request a work order, with the hopes that the filters will be fixed by next week. 

Student Senate also touched upon the opening of the Multicultural Center, which is set to occur next Wednesday, Feb. 22. Senator Andrea Sandoval and the Building Grounds Committee then announced their search for other students to join them during the opening. The discussion then turned to the recent on-campus Superbowl Watchparty event held on Sunday, Feb. 12, which was also considered a huge success by the Student Senate, as evidenced by the countless attendees in the coffee house. All of the Senators were surprised that such a large crowd was drawn. Toward the end of the meeting, the Senate discussed the planning of a staff versus student dodgeball game, after which Britney Marrugo informed members that there will be a Black Lives Matter March on Thursday at 4:30.

The next full meeting open to students will be on Feb. 28, in the Board of Trustees Room. Any further Student Senate details can be found on Osprey Hub.