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  • Specific Issues (SI)

    Welcome to Specific Issues

     SI #itcanwait

    Specific Issues or SI, is a sub-committee of RHAC that focuses on two major areas, Issues and Education. SI is devoted to researching ways to improve life on campus by taking suggestions from residents, as well as touring other campuses around the Midwest and bringing back new ideas to UWL. You can find a Specific Issues box at each hall's front desk if you have an on-campus problems that you would like to bring to our attention!

    SI's education portion hopes to shed light on current issues throughout Residence Life. This year, SI has been focusing on texting and driving awareness and sustainability. In addition, the educational portion helps to set up all-campus programs that promote education and inclusive excellence. 

    Overall, SI aims to make living on campus more comfortable for everyone!

    What has SI done this year?

    First semester, we hosted a program to promote awareness of the dangers of texting and driving.  We sold t-shirts with the campaign logo #itcanwait, reminding students that "no text is worth a life." We also had a pledge for students and staff to sign, as you can see in the photo above.

    We also took a research trip to learn more about Residence Life and bike safety and bike fit-it stations at Winona State University.

    It is also our responsibility to host a Safety Walk around UWL with a member of the campus police to suggest improvements for safety around campus.

    What great things has SI done in the past?

    Promoted bike safety.

    Gender Neutral Housing.

    Allowed overnight guests of the opposite sex.

    Advocated for blue lights around campus to promote safety.