Senate Briefings

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Last week Tuesday, the Student Senate Board met with on-campus organizations to hear their updates on student engagement.

Gender and Sexuality Center

Gender and Sexuality Center Coordinator, Megan Gallagher, gave a brief explanation of the center’s objective, which is to help end sexual assault and to provide resources to those who have been sexually assaulted. She shared that GSC holds orientations, awareness activities on campus, and will soon have online courses to help educate everyone about sexual assault on campus. Senate commended Megan Gallagher for great publicity on the I Heart Consent movement. Stickers passed out the first week of school with the I Heart Consent slogan are still seen on campus. On November 2 GSC is hosting a screening of the rape documentary No! The movie promotes an end to sexual assault and other forms of violence against women . On November 15 – there will be a discussion on the transgendered community in McClaren. For more information visit the Gender and Sexuality Center located on the fourth floor in the University Center.

Zimride Bus Program

Zimride employee Nick Greenfield promoted the Zimride Bus Program here at USF.
Founded in 2007, Zimride is a sharing network that allows others to coordinate carpools, taking cars off the road and reducing traffic, parking, and carbon emission.
Like Facebook, Zimride has a profile for each user which specifies if one is a driver or a passenger.
If a user is a driver then they would post their destination and set a price for each seat in the vehicle. When a user is a passenger they use the ability to browse through potential drivers going to the same destination.
Zimride handles all transactions and booking.
USF already prescribes to Zimride’s website. Greenfield stressed that students should take advantage of this great service.

For more information check out Zimride’s link on USF’s homepage.
http://rideshare.511.org/


University Ministry Programs

Julia Dowd, executive director of University Ministry shared that the importance of interfaith is to bring awareness to the other religious groups on campus.
She announced that the University Ministry will be hosting Interfaith Week to share different religious perspectives with the USF campus from November 13 – 19. Through the theme “Rooted With Our Hands Open,” Interfaith Week hopes to acknowledge different religious groups with equal and logical justice.

For more event information, visit the University Ministry offices located on the lower level of Phelan.

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