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Senate passes sexual assault prevention training mandate

September 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Anna Bonomo
Press Secretary
press@ausg.org

WASHINGTON – The 9th Undergraduate Senate today passed a bill mandating that all office holders at American University Student Government undergo sexual assault prevention training.

“I believe strongly that out of all the students at this university, Student Government office holders should be knowledgeable on sexual assault,” said author of the bill Senator Bryan Paz. “It’s an issue that affects every single student. This will ensure that we are legitimate advocates of sexual assault prevention and are trained supporters of survivors.

“There are over 200 members of student government so this mandate will ensure dozens of students are educated on this issue.”

All office holders, including Executives and all office holders within their departments, Senators, the Clerk, the Speaker of the Undergraduate Senate, members of the Election Commission, members of the Judicial Board, and members of all Class and School councils will be required to attend a Peer Educators for the Elimination of Relationship and Sexual Violence (PEERS) workshop.

“I believe that this bill is a stepping stone for sexual assault prevention not just in Student Government but across the entire campus,” said Student Government President Sophia Wirth. “The only way this organization can implement change is by first educating ourselves and holding ourselves to the standards we want to see accepted across campus.”

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The American University Student Government represents the needs and collective voice of over 6,000 undergraduates. Our mission is to advocate for policies that will tangibly benefit students, offer top-notch programs and lasting traditions, provide services and resources to students, and work with clubs and student leaders to establish a positive cohesion between our groups.

9/11 Memorial Events

September 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Anna Bonomo
Press Secretary
press@ausg.org

MEDIA ADVISORY

WASHINGTON – The American University Student Government will sponsor two events this Thursday to commemorate the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Come join AUSG for a day of remembrance, and hear performances from a capella groups Dime a Dozen and On a Sensual Note.

WHAT: Moment of Silence and Flag Planting and separate Candlelight Vigil with Dime a Dozen and On a Sensual Note.

WHERE: Moment of Silence and Flag Planting will be on the Quad outside Hurst building. The Candlelight Vigil will be at the Woods-Brown Amphitheater.

WHEN: Moment of Silence and Flag Planting will be Thursday, September 11 at 8 AM. The Candlelight Vigil will also be on September 11, at 8:30 PM.

WHY: Stand in solidarity with the American University student body to commemorate the attacks of 9/11.

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The American University Student Government represents the needs and collective voice of over 6,000 undergraduates. Our mission is to advocate for policies that will tangibly benefit students, offer top-notch programs and lasting traditions, provide services and resources to students, and work with clubs and student leaders to establish a positive cohesion between our groups.

Important dates for Fall 2014 elections

September 8, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Anna Bonomo
Press Secretary
press@ausg.org

WASHINGTON – Elections Commissioner Stephen Haderer has announced the Fall 2014 elections timeline. Those wishing to run for undergraduate senate should attend the following events.

Information Sessions
Tuesday, September 23rd – 8:00 PM in Mary Graydon Center 262
Wednesday, September 24th – 3:00 PM in MGC 262
Saturday, September 27th – 1:00 PM in MGC 262

All candidates are required to attend at least one information session.

Nomination Convention
Sunday, September 28th 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM in MGC 262

All candidates are required to attend the nomination convention.

Open Campaign Season
Tuesday, September 30th – 9:00 AM – Tuesday, October 7th – 5:00 PM

Voting Period
Monday, October 6th – 9:00 AM – Tuesday, October 7th – 5:00 PM

Students can vote from their AU portal.

Elections Results
Tuesday, October 7th – 9:00 PM in Tavern

Locations are subject to change. Candidates will be informed if changes are necessitated.

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The American University Student Government represents the needs and collective voice of over 6,000 undergraduates. Our mission is to advocate for policies that will tangibly benefit students, offer top-notch programs and lasting traditions, provide services and resources to students, and work with clubs and student leaders to establish a positive cohesion between our groups.

Senate confirms interim senators, joint committee on elections policy members, and chief of staff

September 7, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Anna Bonomo
Press Secretary
press@ausg.org

WASHINGTON – The 9th Undergraduate Senate today confirmed nominations for interim Senators, members of the Joint Committee on Elections Policy, and Chief of Staff. The following nominees were unanimously confirmed by the Senate:

9th Undergraduate Senate
Amelia Faraco-Hadlock for Senator for the Campus at Large
Gabriel Unruh for Senator for the Campus at Large
Will Mascaro for Senator for the Campus at Large
Eleanor Brow for Senator for the School of Communication
Louis Ryan for Senator for the Class of 2016
Sara Pierson for Senator for the Class of 2017

Joint Committee on Elections Policy
Steven Haderer for Elections Commissioner
Logan Billman for the Joint Committee on Elections Policy
Jaime MacRitchie for the Joint Committee on Elections Policy

President’s Cabinet
William McNamara for Chief of Staff

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The American University Student Government represents the needs and collective voice of over 6,000 undergraduates. Our mission is to advocate for policies that will tangibly benefit students, offer top-notch programs and lasting traditions, provide services and resources to students, and work with clubs and student leaders to establish a positive cohesion between our groups.

Mandated PEERS workshops for E-Board

Joint Executive Order 14-15-002