Letter from the student body president, Feb. 23

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Hey Wildcats,

We hope your first month back this semester has been great! We have had a busy few weeks and wanted to give you an update.

Fourteen Kansas State students traveled to Topeka on Feb. 6 and 7 for the 2018 State Higher Ed Day! Students from the seven four-year institutions met on Tuesday for training and then were in the Capitol all day on Wednesday to meet with legislators about issues affecting higher education students.

The main priority was a restoration of funding of about $5 million to K-State and $25 million to the whole Kansas Board of Regents system. We also advocated for localized control of campus carry, allowing universities to determine their own rules regarding concealed carry on campus, and a legislated statewide affirmative consent policy that for sexual contact, “yes means yes,” and is not just the absence of “no.”

We encourage students to continue to follow the legislative session as there may be a lot that impacts higher education. For more information, tune into updates from SGA or visit the following link: www.k-state.edu/govrelations.

Elections are in full swing following the primary elections for Student Body President! General elections will be on March 6 and 7 for Student Body President and Vice President, Student Senate, Union Governing Board, College Council and for the Board of Directors for Student Publications. Voting will be available at sgaelections.ksu.edu.

Don’t forget to stop by our weekly Student Senate meetings on Thursdays at 7 p.m. to listen to more updates and legislation written by students for students. Follow us on our social media — Twitter: @KStateSBP_SBVP and Facebook: facebook.com/ksusbpsbvp.

As always, please feel free to email us with any concerns, questions or comments!

Jack Ayres

Student Body President

jmayres@ksu.edu

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