Focus on decreasing incidents of harassment and sexual violence around and among the student population
Walking up and down the Hilltop is hard enough as is; harassment on campus isn’t a reality we should accept. I created this campaign to establish policies that help students feel safer on campus. Seeing a fellow classmate distraught after being harrassed on the way to class left me feeling powerless. After that class, I did some research and learned how sexual harassment incidents have been on the rise on campus recently. This campaign is meant to put the power back into the hands of the victims to keep them from feeling helpless at their Howard home.
Focus on creating policy to improve cohesion between student population, Howard Administration, and surrounding community
Looking at the Howard community as well as the DC community to an extent, there’s opportunities for everyone to grow together. I remember my freshman year, I did a weekend neighborhood cleanup. I don’t know why, but I was the only bison there. Regardless, the people coordinating the cleanup were nice and connected me with neighborhood events occurring throughout the year. I think the student body could benefit from working with city councils and neighborhood organizations. In regards to HUDPS, students demand more accountability and information about what goes on around campus to keep them safe.
Focus on building the brand of HUSA Senate to accommodate for all students
HUSA Senate is almost ten years old. That means that this institution is still in its infancy. Now is the perfect time to focus on creating a legacy of the Senate. Since HUSA Senate is the only body that requires representation from all colleges, we should embrace and highlight this diversity that Senate provides. One way is increasing the amount of opportunities for students to connect with their Senators as well as greater transparency so students can be in the loop about Senate activity throughout the year.