Wednesday, Nov. 28
Headers LBSU

Hello, Long Beach State! I hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready to finish out the semester strongly.

Before we left for break, our university experienced a great level of community involvement with the launch of Beach 2030. Over 3,600 participants contributed more than 24,300 ideas and ambitions that will be incorporated in the planning o f the future of Long Beach State. On behalf of all faculty, staff and students, we thank you for your contributions and are excited for what's to come.

Additionally, I would like to highlight some of the work that has been done in the Associated Students Senate. One resolution in particular, SR #2019-05: Support Trans Students, reaffirms ASI's support for trans-students through this tumultuous political environment. ASI stands strong with all students, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, and we will continue to work as hard as we can to advocate on your behalf.
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
The President's Cabinet did not meet on Veteran's Day nor Fall Break. Their most recent meeting was Monday, Nov. 26 and will be included in the next edition of Inside Student Government.

For more information on the Cabinet, check out their web page here .
Tuesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Board of Control (BOC) awarded funds to:
  • Keelin Dunn - Masculinity and Self-Compassion
  • Paige Henley - Meeting the Developmental Demands of Self-Authored Career Decision Making

The following reports were heard:
  • ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna presented the preliminary Spring Grant Application timeline.
  • ASI Executive Director Richard Haller reported on an IPCDC audit.

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes here .
Thursdays - 2:30-3:30 (USU 234)
On Thursday, Nov. 15, Lobby Corps met to finalize their policy agenda. Their priorities are college affordability, basic needs and degree attainment. The body discussed the specifics of each problem and how they can work to fix them in the future.

To learn more about the Lobby Corps, click here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Senate met to give various reports and vote on the following:
  • SR #2019-05: Support Trans Students (2nd Reading)PASSED
  • This resolution intends to solidify ASI’s support for trans-students and all other members of the LGBTQI+ community at LBSU. It highlights the resources that are available to trans students and ensures their student government’s continued advocacy on their behalf.

  • SR #2019-06: In Support of Increased Transparency (2nd Reading) – PASSED
  • This resolution is in response to student concerns over a perceived lack of transparency regarding the handling of the recent Campus Clash event. Senators brought up concerns about the clarity of the resolution and its intended impact. Senators tabled the resolution and encouraged its authors to first meet with USU staff, work with the USUBOT and speak with University Police before bringing it back for a second reading. 

The following reports were heard:
  • ASI President Genesis Jara – reported on her attendance at various meetings, particularly the campus planning meeting in which various ongoing and future projects were discussed and the CSSA meeting at Cal Poly SLO where she advocated for undocumented students.
  • ASI Chief Government Relations Officer Bryanna Siguenza – reported on the success of the Ballot Bash and all voting efforts from LBSU, discussed the recent efforts of the Lobby Corps and provided updates on their goals for the upcoming year. The Lobby Corps will be prioritizing college affordability, basic needs and degree attainment based on the results of a student survey.
  • ASI Commissioner for Wellness Affairs Chloe Olvera – discussed her recent efforts in coordination with on-campus health services and officials in order to better understand the needs of students. Explained her upcoming goals for the academic year: increasing campus safety, supplying more basic needs and expanding physical and mental health resources for students.
  • ASI Chief Academic Officer Emely Lopez – reported on her involvement in committees such as the College of Education Dean Search Committee, meetings involving possible curriculum changes and events such as Beach 2030. Discussed her involvement in the redefining of GE policy and the goal of making LBSU a paperless university.
  • ASI College Senators – reported on continuing advocacy for their constituents, updates on projects, programs, meetings and events. 

The following public comments were heard:
  • Yesenia Salguero – reported on behalf of ASI Communications to provide details on events such as Imagine Beach 2030, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Conscious Collection and An Evening with Shiza Shahid.

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
  • CSULB Student Life and Development Associate Director Anna Nazarian

Unfinished Business
  • Action Item: SR #2019-05: Support Trans Students (3rd Reading)

New Business
  • Election of (4) IPCDCBOT Trustees At-Large
  • a) Minoli DeSilva
  • b) Linette Murillo
  • c) Erika Rodriguez
  • d) Melinda Than
  • Action Item: SR #2019-07: Support Creation of Sustainable Course Evaluations

  • ASI President Genesis Jara - Time Certain 3:45 p.m.
  • ASI Commissioner for Women & Gender Equity Affairs Kyla Sazon - Time Certain 3:50 p.m.
  • ASI Beach Pride Lead Jonathan Ibarra - Time Certain 4:00 p.m.
  • ASI Chief Justice Robina Henson - Time Certain 4:05 p.m.
  • ASI Executive Director Richard Haller
  • ASI At-Large Senators
ASGV Senate Chambers USU