Dr. Cathie Atkins reported to Associated Students that San Diego State recently attained the highest continuation rates in the university’s history. The one-year continuation rate increased to 88.3 percent in 2010 from approximately 78.2 percent in 2007. The university is especially proud of the increasing diversity throughout the campus, and the 87.4 percent continuation rate for African-American students. According to Atkins, the California State University system’s continuation rates on average are in the 70th percentile range.
Four years after its suspension, the Theta Chi fraternity will return to SDSU. It will begin recruitment this fall. To expand sorority life, Alpha Gamma Delta will open a new chapter.
The International Student Association may lose its voting rights for the coming fall semester. According to Rules Committee Chair Alex Arena, the annual report members turned in did not have “credible evidence” proving they fulfilled their community service requirement. If the appropriate evidence is not submitted by June 4, voting rights will be suspended for a year, with the chance to shorten it to a semester if the organization follows Rules Committee guidelines throughout the fall semester. ISA representatives said there was “misfunction” within the association, which A.S. was unaware of.
Restructuring meetings are complete for the spring semester. The committee has a new general structure for A.S. this fall. The next step will be to define the boards and committees within the councils, complete the new bylaw drafts and determine council names and membership details. The Residence Hall Association, Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council will not be completely eliminated from A.S.; they will be placed on a board or committee within the new structure, but it has not yet been decided which one.
–Compiled by staff writer Amy Williams