SGA Rundown: Creating resources for commuters

Senators discuss commuter resources and mental health care on campus.

Andi Basista, News Editor

The Student Government Association met with an additional senator since their last meeting on Sept. 9, establishing a full staff with the exception of an Alpha Hall senator. 


Senators proposed the designation of parking spaces for commuter students. For students who travel long distances, the proposal would be beneficial to their commute. The committee also discussed providing care packages for commuters in quarantine at their residences.


Senators discussed bringing back Christmas events, such as “Deck the Haven” and “Mosaic Masquerade” for students after finals week. Other gatherings were discussed, such as an organized dance that follows university guidelines.


Senators examined the depression rates among students on campus through a mental health presentation. The Biola Counseling Center offers drop-in hours to speak to a therapist. SGA further discussed how to promote holistic care for students on campus. Senators discussed the potential for a petition for a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline at Biola.

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