UPUA to bring three pieces of legislation to floor, discuss residence halls security report
The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) will have its weekly meeting Wednesday, where members will bring three pieces of legislation to the floor, discuss the residence halls security report, elect a new chair, and hold a special presentation from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Resolution 18-12, Support for Increased Protection through Medical Amnesty, brings light to the concerns of many students who are hesitant to get help for students who are intoxicated or have overdosed on drugs.
The current policy in place protects the student who calls the appropriate entity for help, so long as they are not guilty of other violations. However, the student seeking medical attention could face charges depending on the circumstances. UPUA is calling for amnesty for both the student who called for medical attention and the student receiving it in regards to alcohol consumption.
Bill 12-12, Emergency Management Poster Campaign for Residence Halls, aims to raise awareness for emergency services to better control negative repercussions. The bill calls for 1055 posters to be printed, of which 525 of those will be “PSU Alert” posters, 265 will be “Crime Prevention” posters, and 265 will be “Medical Emergency” posters.
Resolution 19-12, Support for the Recommendations of the Residence Hall Security Report, will support the $177,000 plan recommended in the residence hall security report that will be discussed in the meeting.
The money will go toward the installation and monitoring of cameras on the outside of “exit only” doors in every residence hall in University Park. However, the report only calls for this plan to be implemented in North Halls, South Halls, West Halls, and White Course Apartments.
UPUA will also hold a special presentation from Peggy Lorah, the Interim Assistant Vice President for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. UPUA will also hold an election for the chair of Governmental Affairs Committee.