Welcome Broncos to the 2017-2018 academic year here at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP)! My name is Farris Hamza and I am a fourth-year industrial engineering student with a minor in economics, and also, your Associated Students Inc. (ASI) president.
ASI is working on so many amazing projects this year, and we want to take a moment to share them all with you. Our Policy Agenda detailing our work for the entire year will focus on six subjects: student advocacy, student academics, ASI functionality, campus liveliness, student well-being and campus safety.
While each of these points have dozens of individual tasks for ASI to complete this year, I want to take this moment and highlight some of the projects we will be working on for fall quarter.
When it comes to our advocacy efforts, our Governmental Affairs Committee has already hit the ground running over summer with our presentation to the Cal State Student Association (CSSA) and meeting with local legislators to discuss important points to our students, such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and student loans.
One big point from this committee is the writing of a paper for Title IX policy that will be submitted through CSSA to the Secretary of Education’s office, fighting to keep the policy preserved and alive.
Another amazing group of people is the task force focused on building the Poly Pantry, which is set to open this year. We have already collected information from other universities who have food pantries and are now beginning our developments on the functionality of the pantry. Led by our Secretary of Internal Affairs, the team is looking for a dedicated group of students who want to see hunger disappear from our campus.
To wrap it all up, our Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT) and Student Activities and Programs (SAP) have great events planned for the quarter! Look out for events such as Fall in the Farm, Trick or Treat with BEAT and Midnight Madness! If you are interested in getting involved with events like these, then you can attend a BEAT Volunteer Meeting. More information will be available on campus.
While we were only able to mention a few points here for this newsletter, we want you to know that we are working on dozens of projects. So look forward to updates in an upcoming ASI on the Fly!