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AggregatedRecommendations InstitutionalImprovements: Space: 1. Consolidatethespacebookingprocesstoonecentralofficeandoneonlineportal. 2. ImprovethecommunicationofspaceavailabilityandpricingtotheUniversitycommunitythrough anonlinedirectory. 3. Standardizeaccesstospacereservationacrosstheuniversitycommunity. 4. Reevaluatethewaygroupspresentlyutilizetheirspaceoncampus. 5. NegotiatestudentratesforAramarkcontrolledspacesoncampus,expandstudentloungespacein theLeaveyCenterrepositioning,andextendthehoursofoperationoftheHealyBioethicsLibrary. Finance: 6. Grantstudentorganizationofficersonlineaccesstotheirgroupsfinancialrecords. 7.

7. Waive fees posted to a student group account by a University department more than one month aftertheeventhastakenplace. 8. FormalizetheprocessforallocationoftheGeneralStudentActivityGiftAccountandcedeitscontrol toarepresentative,studentgovernedgroup. Sanctions: 9. Specify sanctions for specific categories of Student Organization Standards (SOS) violations and codifythem. 10. MakehearingprocessesuniformacrossallAdvisoryBoardstotheVicePresidentforStudentAffairs anddefinethespecificprocessintheSOS. 11. Codifyalegitimateappealsprocessbeyondtheoptiontocontesttherulinginwriting. AdministrativeAccessibility: 12. Institutionalize Hoya Roundtablelike discussions between general student body and highlevel administratorsonanatleastatwiceasemesterbasis. 13. Establish office hours for highlevel administrators, specifically the President of the University and theVicePresidentforStudentAffairs. 14. HoldatleastonceasemestermeetingsbetweenthePresidentoftheUniversityandthePresident and Vice President of the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) and between the PresidentoftheUniversityandarepresentativeofstudentgroupsoncampus. StudentActivitiesCommission(SAC): 1. Institutionalize consultation and collaboration between SAC and its groups, preferably through regulartownhallsandaredressmechanismwithintheConstitution. 2. Clarify the role of the Center for Student Programs (CSP) Advisor to the Student Activities Commission,ensuringthestudentleadersretaintheirindependentdecisionmakingresponsibilities. 3. Objectivize funding and approval decisions using a digital database, and increase communication aboutthesedecisions. 4. Institute a fair, robust appeals process to allow SAC organizations to petition rejected events and programs. 5. Moveadvocacy,performingarts,andreligiousSACgroupstoamoreappropriateAdvisoryBoardor office.

CenterforSocialJustice(CSJ): CSJAdvisoryBoardforStudentOrganizations: 1. OffermorethoroughandcomprehensivetrainingtostudentmembersoftheCSJABSOupontheir selection. TheCSJintheClassroom: 2. ExpandandFormalizetheJusticeandPeaceStudiesProgramwithintheCSJ. 3. ExpandtheCommunityBasedLearningProgramintoallacademicdepartments,includingthosein theMcDonoughSchoolofBusiness. 4. Expand the CSJ Fellows Program to include professors already doing research in social justice and matchthoseprofessorswithinterestedstudents. VisibilityoftheCSJ: 5. HireanewstaffmembertoberesponsibleforCSJcommunicationsandpartnerships. 6. DevelopthesocialmediapresenceoftheCSJ. 7. Developpartnershipsbothoncampusandoffcampusbeyondthosethatalreadyexist. 8. RelocatetheCSJtoamoreprominentcampuslocation. 9. EstablishasatellitelocationinthecommunitieswheretheCSJworksmostoften. 10. Organizemorecampuswideprogramsduringthefallsemesteraimedatfreshmen. AdvisoryBoardforClubSports(ABCS): 1. Improveathleticspaceanddedicatecertainareasaspriorityareasforclubsportactivity. 2. Protect or expand access to existing student space, including North Kehoe and McDonough Gymnasium. 3. Improvethestructureandoperationsofclubsports,includingtheadditionofafulltimesupporting staffmemberandupdatestotheABCSConstitution. 4. Implementatieredstructureasawaytoorganizeclubsportsandbetterallocateresources. 5.SupportandpromotethepoweroftheABCSasawhole,andmakeclubsportsalargeruniversity priority. MediaBoard: 1. Update the Media Board website and support transparency by improving the boards communicationstructure. 2. Improve Media Board consistency in student representation and institute a training program for newboardmembers. 3. Reevaluate the structural makeup of the Media Board and aim to include representatives from everyactivemediaboardgroup. 4. SupportTheHoyaspushforindependence,aslongasitisfinanciallysustainable. 5. Increasethenumberofoncampusstudentgroupadvertisementsasawaytobolsterrevenue. PerformingArtsAdvisoryCouncil(PAAC): 1. IncreasethefrequencyofthePAACsmeetingsandimprovecommunicationabouteventapproval decisions.

2. Reduceoreliminatecoststoperforminotherwiseunoccupiedperformancespaceoncampus. 3. Form a specific committee of performing arts student leaders, possibly within the Student Group Unionorsomeexternalbody. GeorgetownProgramBoard(GPB)andAlternativeProgramming: 1. RenewGPBsmarketingeffortonsocialmediasourcesandmakefeedbackcollectionaregularpart ofGPBsevaluationprocessforprogramming. 2. Merge Whats After Dark and GPB into one entity, tasked with supporting most alternative programingoncampus. 3. ShifttheLectureFundtobeunderthegreaterumbrellaofGPB,helpingreduceoverlappingfunction andmakingGPBintoafundingaswellasprogrammingboard. 4. Offerareferendumtothestudentbodythatproposestolevyaconcertfee,allowingstudentsto vote whether or not they support a regular activity fee earmarked for performance and concert costs. 5. IncreaseGPBsemphasisonticketsubsidization(foroffcampusconcertsandevents). IntellectualLife: Finding,Performing,andPresentingResearch: 1. Centralizestudentresearchopportunitiesandresourcesinonephysicallocation.Createawebsite and database of research opportunities a onestop shopwhich would include, among other things: The ability to search for research opportunities based on a variety of characteristics and criteria. Postingsfromprofessorsanddepartmentsforresearchassistantpositions. A basic HowTo guide for students interested in beginning to pursue research opportunities. Advertisementofopportunitiestopublishinacademicjournals. Advertisementofopportunitiestopresentresearchatconferences. 2. Expand of the services offered by the Georgetown Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Research (GOFAR) and the Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP). Create a dedicated undergraduate research office or nominate a research dean in each of the undergraduateschools. 3. Increase the visibility and advertisement of research resources those currently available to students,andtheexpandedresourcesthatwillhopefullybeavailableinthefuture.Usearangeof creative and engaging visibility efforts, including flyers, social media, student ambassadors, staff visitstoclasses,andfacultyadvocacyofresearchresources. SharingofInformation: 4. Educate deans, advisers, and faculty about intellectual opportunities for students outside of the classroom,suchasresearch,lectures,studentorganizations,andevents. 5. Make a concerted and explicit inclusion of intellectual life opportunities in master lists of campus programming,liketheCenterforStudentProgramsTheWeekemail. IncreasedOpportunitiesforInteractionwithFaculty: 6. Offer faculty members further incentives to make more of their time available to students, and considerstudentfacultyinteractionduringthehiring,evaluation,andpromotionprocess.Consider

offeringreducedteachingloadsorresearchfocusedindependentstudytutorialstofacultywillingto superviseundergraduateresearch. 7. Pilot, develop, and scale up programs that facilitate facultystudent interaction outside of the classroom,suchas: Dinners or small group sessions sponsored by student organizations with professors in disciplinesrelatingtotheorganizationsmission. Studentshavingtheabilitytorequestluncheswithprofessors. Take Home a Professor program where small grants are given to students to host professorsattheirhomesorapartments. Havingfacultyserveasadvisorstostudentclubs. Increased options for students to interact with resident Jesuits, including meals at the JesuitResidenceHall. 8. Expand the FacultyinResidence program, including the planning of faculty residence spaces in all newresidencehallconstructionandrehabilitationprojects. TheMarginalStudent: 9. Investigate the marginal students those students at the figurative periphery of intellectual engagementthroughsurveys,focusgroups,orothermeans. 10. Reducetheentrycoststhatpreventmanystudentsfromengaginginintellectuallifeoncampus, suchas: HoldingasecondSACfairatthebeginningofthesecondsemester,sothatstudentshave anadditionalopportunitytogetinvolvedinstudentorganizations. HostaFairadvertisingintellectualopportunitiesandresearch,similartotheSACFair. 11. Inaugurate an initiative to address the challenges that careerism poses to intellectual life on campus. FurtherInvestigationofIntellectualLifeonCampus: 12. Initiateaserious,regular,andsustainedstudentledefforttoevaluateintellectuallifeonacampus anddevelopprogramstofosterthispartoftheGeorgetownexperience.