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Executive Committee Report - October 10, 2023

The executive committee has issued the following report for the October 10, 2023 Assembly Meeting:


Executive Updates:

Upcoming Events: Fall Break Airbus, Take Your Professor to Lunch, Operation Graduation,

Hydration Stations, DPSS Information Outreach Event (10/19, 2:00-4:00pm, the Diag),

Halloween Goes Green (10/28), Parent’s Weekend Event (11/3), Chill Out (Winter Wellbeing,

11/30, the Diag)


Programs and Events:

  • Operation Graduation Program

    • The Programming team has been working with gown distributors to finalize the details of Operation Graduation distribution, for which we received interest from more than 180 students. Students have the opportunity to receive free graduation gowns, which will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. This year, the Programming team will be distributing gowns in sustainable packages!

  • Take Your Professor to Lunch Program

    • Programming Board member Hailey Hartz is running a reiteration of our Take Your Professor to Lunch program. This program provides vouchers for free lunch for a group of up to four students and at least one professor or GSI. She is sending out responses to students this week, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Information Outreach Event - Thursday, October 19th

    • SMPSEC chair and policy advisor Lauren Bleyer is working with DPSS on an information outreach event, which will be take place on October 19th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Diag. The goal of this event is to highlight resources for campus safety and encourage an open dialogue with DPSS officers for students to share their needs and get their questions answered about campus safety!

  • Halloween Goes Green - Saturday, October 28th

    • Sustainability Policy Advisor Sayoni Bandyopadhyay is working with LSA SG on “Halloween Goes Green”, a costume exchange event taking place on Saturday, October 28th. Collection boxes will be placed in dorms and the Union this week. The aim of this event is to reduce clothing waste by recirculating Halloween costumes, as well as collecting costumes after the Halloween weekend for future iterations of the program.

  • Parent's Weekend Event - Friday, November 3rd

    • The Programming team is planning a Parent’s Weekend event with Student Life. This event aims to celebrate our student leaders on campus with their parents, with an additional focus on advertising and collecting optional donations towards CSG’s two scholarships, the Leadership Engagement Scholarship and the Disability Empowerment and Advocacy Scholarship.

  • Policy Advisor for DEIJ Nneka Obiekwu is planning an event with the Native American Student Association for Native American Heritage Month. This event is in the planning stages, but will tentatively include a forum for student leaders to speak with faculty and administration, and a land acknowledgment signing. Nneka is connecting with MESA this week on this.

  • Donation Bins

    • Policy Advisor for Affordability and Accessibility Emily Ryan is running our recycling programs for calculators, iClickers, and graduation gowns. Donation bins can be found in the CSG office, and there is more marketing and locations to come for this program soon!

  • The Programming team has secured a Diag permit this week and is starting to conduct initial outreach for “Chill Out”, a Winter-themed well-being day taking on Thursday, November 30th. The goal for this event is to advertise wellness resources and wellbeing student groups on campus and encourage taking time for self-care as finals come up.

  • Hydration Stations

    • Chief Programming Officer Terra Lafreniere, alongside Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) leadership, is bringing back Hydration Stations! CSG is covering the cost of 100 cases of water bottles to be distributed throughout the Fall football games, and FSL volunteers will be staffing the stations. The programming team is additionally conducting research on sustainable alternatives to water bottles for future iterations of this program.

Policy Team:

  • Policy Director Gwen Tatara is conducting research on various topics, including Wi-Fi at the Big House, off-campus housing affordability, as well as test prep programs.

  • SMPSEC is working with various organizations on campus to see how CSG can support education about contraceptive use and accessibility, as well as conducting research on the possibility of a vending machine that includes wellness materials.

  • Policy Advisor on Mental Health and Wellbeing Aditi Vijendra is conducting research on the possibility of a well-being equipment check-out program. She has been connecting with Big 10 schools to see how similar programs have been implemented. Aditi will also be meeting with administrators bi-semesterly as a student voice on the Student Health Insurance Committee.

  • Director of Government Relations Akhila Mullapudi is working on a Dinners for Democracy initiative with Turn Up Turnout (TUT) on affordable housing policy.

  • Director of Internal Relations Peter Tam is working on setting dates and working out logistical details for the reiteration of our subsidized headshot program, which offers free, professional headshots to students on both North and Central campuses.


If you have any questions or would like to meet with the President or Vice President, please contact Chief of Staff to the President Juliette Quenioux (julietq@umich.edu).


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