Associated Students is in the process of restructuring its government system.
Complaints have arisen during the past few years about the inefficiency of Associated Students’ current organization, and underrepresentation for certain subgroups of San Diego State’s students.
The most discussed issue at last Friday’s meeting was how to increase the influence and representation of the Multi-Cultural Caucus. The Restructuring Committee generally feels the MCC does not have as much power as it should. Tentative ideas to increase the number of students in the MCC, as well as the number of boards they participate on, appear likely to succeed.
The strong focus on empowering the MCC concerned some attendees who were nervous about being left out. Morgan Chan, A.S. sustainability commissioner, mentioned sustainability as an issue that needs to become more prominent throughout A.S. However, as diversity is a longer standing topic that has netted more complaints of underrepresentation, the MCC remained the central focus of the day.
No official votes or final decisions have been made regarding the new government structure yet. The Restructuring Committee meets on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. in Room 106 at Aztec Mesa. The meetings are open to the public.
–Compiled by Contributor Amy Williams