CSU student senators at their first meeting for the spring 2024 semester, on Friday, Jan. 26.
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CSU student senators at their first meeting for the spring 2024 semester, on Friday, Jan. 26.

SGA senate addresses package theft, scheduling woes, CSU housing security

Cleveland State's Student Government Association updated the community on security issues, student concerns on nursing, and website updates.

The Cleveland State University Student Government Association (SGA) raised concerns about package thefts and security at The Edge during the first SGA senate meeting of the spring 2024 semester, on Jan. 26. The senate also heard about scheduling issues at the School of Nursing.

Senator Joseph Nappi highlighted concerns about package thefts occurring at The Edge. He noted that packages are being stolen due to carriers from Amazon, the Postal Service and UPS not using any of the designated lockers to prevent theft.

“From what I found out, The Edge still essentially functions as its own entity because that process of The Edge going from private ownership from Greystar to being operated by the university is still being processed,” said Nappi, Senator of The Edge. He explained that the mail system being operated by CSU Residence Life required residents to report thefts to the area director for Edge and file complaints with the carriers.

Nappi also raised issues regarding The Edge’s current system software, which he found difficult to work with compared to the systems in Fenn Tower and Euclid Commons. He pointed out that the Cleveland Fire Department and CSUPD have to navigate two different systems. He called for The Edge’s software security to be simplified and updated to enhance campus safety.

Scheduling problems at nursing and other business

The SGA senate heard of concerns from students related to scheduling issues at CSU's School of Nursing.  

“I just find it disheartening as a student," SGA President Kayland Morris, a nursing student, said. "Throughout my course as a nursing student at CSU, they continually changed my schedule and continually made it hard for me to take extra classes.”  

Morris and other nursing students were sent an email by the CSU School of Nursing a week ahead of spring 2024, telling them that they now have an extra eight hours of clinicals per week. The SGA president said the school's only explanation was "faculty changes."

In other business, Morris said the SGA wants to plan an on-campus hygiene drive. Students can take part in a raffle for a chance to win free Airpods, by bringing any hygiene product to the SGA office.  

Anastasia Hunt, the SGA Director of Marketing and Technologies, also gave an update on the new SGA website, which she said is almost complete and will be available soon. 

The next SGA senate meeting is on Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. in BH 201. All enrolled CSU students are welcome to attend.