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Our Work


What We've Done

  • The Student Services Committee, in coordinating with a number of student-led groups and university administration, created the Tobacco-Free Initiative. The Initiative’s first actions included the painting of smoke-­free boundary dots and the placement of new tobacco-­free signage outside Weinstein Residence Hall and Elmer Holmes Bobst Library.
  • Working alongside the Inter-Residence Hall Council and the Student Technology and Research Committee, the Student Senators Council added IT print stations to all residence halls.
  • The Student Services Committee, supporting student-led efforts to increase the university’s sustainability programs, spearheaded the installation of water fountain refilling stations in the Kimmel Center and in upcoming building renovations.
  • Senators at-Large Ryan Thomas and CAS Senator Amanda Ezechi proposed a resolution to the Student Senators Council calling on government offices to reduce or subsidize the costs for MetroCards. The resolution was unanimously passed by the Student Senate.
  • As part of continued efforts to increase communication to and from the student body, the Public Relations Committee has revamped its blog and created a monthly newsletter sent to the student body.
  • The Conference Funding Committee has increased its available funds from $30,000 in Academic Year 2014 to $60,000 in Academic Year 2016. The committee has funded more than 160 grants for students attending conferences around the world.
  • As part of our work to increase transparency and accountability, the Student Senators Council, for the first time in its thirty-year history, as published its budget for the current fiscal year and has opened meetings to guests.
  • Senator Ezechi proposed a resolution urging representatives of the Student Senators Council to increase communication with students representing marginalized communities. The resolution was passed by the Student Senate.
  • The Black and Brown Coalition, Senator McLeod, and Senator Thomas proposed an increased number of scholarships to students from Title I and Title VII schools to support the retention of students from financially disadvantaged and Native American communities.
  • The Black and Brown Coalition, Senator McLeod, and Senator Thomas also proposed a resolution to support the creation of an Indigenous People's Day and Global Indigenous Studies Major and Minor. The resolution was passed by the Student Senate.
  • In order to create a sustainable global government, Senator Kho successfully proposed a resolution urging the Student Senators Council to actively engage with the Abu Dhabi and Shanghai Student Councils in their restructure proposals.
  • Senator Wee proposed that  New York University join the IIE’s Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis and support Syrian refugees and scholars.
  • Senator Mba-Kalu successfully proposed a resolution to increase financial support to international students who are affected by unforeseen economic circumstance.  
What We've Done