USG presents goals for spring semester

At this week’s Undergraduate Student Government meeting, students will have a chance to learn what the organization has done this past semester, as well as what’s planned for the current one.

USG President Alex Solis and Senate Speaker Melissa Dzienny will give the presentation.

“Melissa and I thought it would be a good idea to not only state the goals, but map out how we’re going to get there,” Solis said. “It’s the first time something like this is happening.”

The presentation is meant both to hold the organization accountable for its objectives and also to unify the senate and executive branch of USG.

“It’s about coming together and realizing that we [the senate and executive branch] have similar goals,” Solis said.

The presentation will not only inform students about what USG is doing, but also benefit the newer senators, who may be able to better familiarize themselves with the organization through watching the presentation, Solis said.

“What better way to utilize general assembly time that to remember what we’re here to do?” Solis said.

Matt Haschak, director of IT security and networking in the department of information technology at the University, will also give a report on AlertBG. Alert BG is a text message and email alert system, in which the campus police department sends messages to warn the campus community of situations., according to the University website. Right now, the program is opt-in for students, who can sign up on their MyBGSU page, but USG is looking to make it opt-out. Opt-out would mean students would automatically be signed up for the program.

The weekly meeting will take place in 201 Union Monday at 7:30 p.m.