It's hard to believe we are almost halfway through the semester, and Fall Break is just days away! Congratulations on all of your hard work so far this semester! Student Government continues to work to advance various initiatives to support students as we continue to adapt and, in many ways, thrive in our experiences with remote learning. See below for various updates of what your Student Government Representatives have been up to!
UNO Student Body President and Regent
Vanessa Chavez Jurado
UNO Student Body Vice President
Resolutions Passed Over the Last Month
SR 20/21-007: Student Government recommends that a policy be developed that would require all students, staff, faculty, and administration to complete a mandatory and comprehensive Title IX training module on an annual basis.
SR 20/21-008: Student Government develops partnerships with student leadership across campus within Student Involvement, Greek Life, Resident Life, and Athletics to assist in voter registration and engagement on campus through the use of TurboVote.
SR 20/21-010: Student Government supports the establishment of a centralized landing page for all DEI initiatives hosted on The Office of Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI).
SR 20/21-011: Student Government extends its support of any, and all, measures to support learning outcomes for system impacted or justice involved students at UNO.
Register to Vote
As we all know, elections will be rolling around very soon, and student voter engagement has been a high priority across the nation. Student Government needs your help! We want to encourage you to make your voice heard by registering to vote and participating in the upcoming elections.
Not registered to vote yet? Register through TurboVote in less than 5 minutes and get important notifications leading up to election day. Remember, the last day to register online in the state of Nebraska is Friday, Oct. 16.
Student Fees Q&A Session
At the end of September, Student Government had the opportunity to speak with Dean of Students Cathy Pettid on the University’s efforts to keep students safe on campus and on the impact student fees have had on students.
TEDxUNO Salon Series: Culture Shift
RSVP for this month’s TEDxUNO Salon Series happening on Wednesday, October 21. This month’s topic will be focused on “Wellness in the Intersection of Trauma.”
Guest, Sheritta Strong, M.D., Director of Inclusion at UNMC, will discuss “how to identify the parameters of what we define as trauma and toxic stress in a climate impacted by the pandemic, economic crisis, and civil unrest.” She will also be proposing some coping mechanisms that we can all use to promote our own mental health and well-being. Learn More.
Remember to Stay Well Over Fall Break
As we enter the flu season, and as we continue to see COVID-19 case numbers rise across the state, we want to make sure that all Mavericks remember to stay healthy and safe today - and especially during the upcoming Fall Break. Remember that even if you aren't on campus, to stay physically distanced when in public, wear a face covering, and use the 1-Check UNO screener app to monitor your symptoms and get helpful testing resources.
SG-UNO is comprised of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branch. Together, we carry out the day-to-day operations to create, adopt, and approve legislation that is in the best interest of the student body. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information!
Student Government at The University of Nebraska At Omaha (SG-UNO) exists to advance the student experience. As the official voice of the student body we represent, empower, and serve students. To this end we advocate for student interests to the administration, faculty, staff, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, and the Omaha community. SG-UNO continually strives to create a welcoming environment and provide impactful contributions for the student body.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.