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Chancellor, Executive Team to Attend ‘The Cuse Conference, Your University’
Chancellor Kent Syverud and members of his Executive Team have accepted an invitation from student leaders to attend the inaugural “The Cuse Conference: Your University.”
The one-day conference is being hosted by the Student Association, Graduate Student Organization, Residence Hall Association and ESF Undergraduate Student Association. It will take place on Sunday, April 19, in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3.
The event will analyze, discuss and create frameworks to address the most pressing challenges students on campus face. According to the host student groups “by focusing on a commitment-based approach, we hope to empower and improve the Syracuse University experience for all, thus upholding our community’s values and strengthening our campus traditions.”
The event will offer an important opportunity for duly-elected student representatives and governing bodies, student organizations, and the student body as a whole to bring forth their ideas, opinions and concerns about important University issues. The Chancellor and his Executive Team look forward to listening, learning and discussing issues of student concern.
Student Association President Boris Gresely says, “We’re appreciative of the Chancellor’s support and are excited with all three branches—students, faculty, and staff—coming together for this conference to promote action, opportunities and a framework for change.”
Among the “action areas” to be highlighted at the conference are the following: “Defining Diversity & Inclusivity”; “Student-to-Student Accountability for Sexual Consent”; “Curing & Caring: Health & Wellness Campaigns”; “Imaginary Borders: Campus vs Community Safety”; and “Student Empowerment: Alternative Approach to University Governance.”
More information about the event can be found at www.thecuseconference.com.