The Student Government Association named a new Gender Equity Commissioner for the 2023-24 academic year.
Lily Veits, a senior international relations and diplomacy major, was nominated by SGA Vice President Madi Field.
According to Field, Veits also serves as president of SHU Survivors and is a "professional” and “impressive” individual, making her the “only candidate” for the job.
As GEC, Veits said she will work to establish effective communication between the student body and the administration.
“I would love to assemble a group of people who represent every aspect of the student body,” Veits said.
This position will serve as “a better pathway for student concerns to be voiced and for us to talk about potential solutions,” Veits said.
The Gender Equity Commission group plans to work with women-led organizations on campus to find out areas of concern as well as what can be improved. They hope to spread awareness about bilateral no-contact orders to the student body amongst various other Title IX issues.
“I’d love to see that information be communicated more directly and more clearly in a way that is really easily accessible to the student body,” Veits said.
Additionally, Veits said she will work with administrators to work on Seton Hall’s website to make information more accessible to students. This will include changing the language as well as updating the frequently asked questions page.
“We’re looking to change a lot of the language on the website surrounding what options are available for people on campus who may have gone through a traumatic event,” Veits said.
Veits said she hopes to represent the entire student body in this position. She has a “deeply personal” connection with the Gender Equity Commission’s cause and aspires to create an environment in which “clear and effective communication” is encouraged.
“We want to hear your concerns,” Veits said.
Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Monica Burnette, says that the goal for this semester is to work closely with the community to ensure everyone’s concerns are addressed.
Student Services will work with Veits and SGA to educate students and provide them with resources to report any instances of discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct, according to Burnette.
“We believe it is important that students have a direct and influential voice to the University’s leadership,” Burnette said.
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