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Administrative Initiatives

Temple administration and student government are too often disconnected and unknown by the majority of the student body. ReimagineTU will bring together student organizations to understand their needs better and work to improve outreach to the student body that their government is made to represent. 

Accessibility/DE&I Offcers 

Student organizations are required to have certain officer positions elected prior to begining operations. ReimagineTU plans to mandate an "Accessibility/DE&I Officer" position for student organizations. Having an accessibility representative to coordinate accommodations for meetings and events is one way to enhance engagement for all students, and fostering a more inclusive environment creates a safer space for more students to participate in events. 

Breaking it down...

(Written by Gray Gill, Policy Writer)

Student organizations and other extracurriculars are an integral component of campus social life and everyone must have access to them. Having an accessibility representative to coordinate accommodations for meetings and events is one way to enhance engagement for all students. The officer wil be familiar with the Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy & Leadership office (IDEAL) and be willing to communicate with the office for collaborations and accept any recommendations for our improvement. Many organizations have important missions and they are best promoted when done so with consideration for all. Additionally, it will increase leadership positions across campus so more students can get involved with executive boards and gain practical organization leadership skills.

How it works:

Ask each organization to create a position of an 'Accessibility/DE&I Officer' on their E-board. The duties that entail the position will be (but not limited to):

  • Make sure all events organized by the organization are accessible

  • Attend relevent STARS/IDEAL workshops

  • Coordinate mandated % of E-board members to participate DE&I workshops with IDEAL (counts for STARS)

  • Ensure that the flyers for all events include a disability inclusivity statement and the Accessibility

  • Officer's contact details to consider any accessibility request and modify the event accordingly. 

  • Create a list of preliminary accessibility measures and include it in the allocation request for the event.

  • These Accessibility/DE&I Officers would be required to participate in a training workshop led by the DRS

  • Encourage the formation of a position of 'Accessibility Technician' in the Allocations Committee to ensure that all requests have adequate preliminary accessibility measures.

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