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C-H-A-N-G-E Initiatives Overview

C - Crisis Management: Dedicated to addressing the ramifications of moments of crises, a well-equipped task force team will be created under the SUA office to serve the undergraduate students. This group will have a responsibility to keep our undergraduate body informed about accurate crisis information including availability of resources and its alternatives, to provide medical assistance where required, and to function as a liaison between administration, the Student Union Assembly, the undergraduate student body, and any involved third parties. The sole purpose of this task force is to be equipped to handle urgent situations.  

H - Helpline: To provide an informational hotspot, Helpline will serve as an online help desk service to answer questions about resources on campus in a simple, three step process: Navigate, Solve, and Report. Student employees will immediately answer these concerns after assessing the question. Depending on the situation, the student helper will guide the student towards the right resources, solve the issue the student is facing, or report it to administration as an issue to take on. This will serve as an additional avenue of support during events such as strikes or blackouts. Each step of help builds on the previous layer, and ensures every issue gets the proper support it needs. 

A - Agile: With the current situation of our world, there is a need for flexibility every step of the way - a method to adapt to the new circumstances of the world. For us, this is an implementation system where each step of our plan is split into short phases of work, implemented, and promptly improved upon based on feedback. This allows for quick adaptation to new upcoming circumstances.  

N - Navigating New Necessities: With our campus and wider community adapting to unprecedented times, Navigating New Necessities is a structure of campus-student acclimation programs aimed at responding to our instructional changes in Fall 2020 and beyond. This includes providing a smooth transition from virtual study back to campus life, and as well supporting technological needs as online classes continue. Through fun, themed events, informative workshops and resources based on a variety of student needs, this program is aimed at helping individual students and the broader community transition to a new quarter, whatever the circumstances may be. 

G - Guarantee Support: Rather than creating several new committees to address certain agendas, there are existing clubs on campus and offices that have initiatives that should be bolstered. For instance, this platform aims to support various student groups in efforts ranging from sustainability to strengthening minority communities to student advocacy. Instead of forming another team to tackle these issues, this platform will focus on allowing these passionate groups to achieve their goals through the support and backing of the SUA President. 

E - Engage: As all of these initiatives are implemented, a crucial portion of this platform is ensuring a line of communication is maintained with the undergraduate student body in order to increase transparency, accountability, and awareness. Particular target areas of note are communities and groups not normally associated or interested with SUA proceedings. Our goal is to broaden the horizons of who we reach, through school-wide newsletters, surveys, and social media efforts. This will be the outreach effort of the work occurring in the Office of the President.