Dear Fellow K-Staters,
What a great fall we are having so far. How about that homecoming week? What a fantastic celebration every year for current students, alumni and friends of Kansas State University. We hope everybody had the chance to participate in Wildcat Request Live, Pant the Chant or one of the other great homecoming events.
Election day is around the corner and we want to see as many students as possible exercise their right to vote. It’s important that we make our voice heard and elect representatives that will go to bat for us. In cooperation with the Office of President Kirk Schulz, Student Governing Association will provide buses to polling locations on Nov. 3 and 4 so you have an easy way to get to where you need to go to cast a vote.
We’re excited to announce that we have drafted a medical amnesty policy to be placed in the University Policy and Procedures Manual. We’ve obtained approval on the policy from the K-State General Counsel and, after a meeting with key stakeholders on Thursday, we hope to present the Student and Faculty Senates with resolutions in support of the policy. We are on track to have the policy officially adopted at K-State by the end of the semester.
This will be a huge step for student safety, but it’s only the beginning. After the policy is in place at K-State, we’ll shift our focus to the state level and begin working towards our goal of a statewide law protecting underage individuals from legal consequences when they seek medical attention for someone who’s had too much to drink.
Finally, I was able to represent student interests in the restructuring of K-State’s Human Capital Services division. I enjoyed being able to work with great people on the committee in the hiring process of nine new directors. We’re excited to see the impact they will have on our campus!
Good luck with your classes and obligations this week. We’ll see you at Bill Snyder Family Stadium this Saturday to watch our No. 11 ‘Cats keep working toward a memorable season!
Reagan Kays, student body president
Cody Kennedy, student body vice president
Student Body President and Vice President