FAU Boca Student Government Focus Group complaints list

Below is  full list of the complaints and suggestions students gave SG at their focus groups so far, and their statuses. Any blank statuses indicates that that info has not yet been obtained, but will be. Items highlighted in red won’t be addressed — either because SG doesn’t plan to, or SG can do nothing to address them. To read more about the focus groups, click here, here, here, and here.

UPDATE: I’m not sure why, but some of the items listed won’t show up. If you want to see it, you’ll have to highlight it. Sorry about that. I’m working on fixing that…

  1. Make an FAU student-run credit union.
  2. Get rid of BankAtlantic.
  3. More parking. See above
  4. Relax parking ticket policy. In August, the Boca House and SG Senate tried to put a question on the fall ballot asking students if they think parking fines should be lower. Those bills were vetoed by SG President Ayden Maher and Vice President of Student Affairs Charles Brown.
  5. Improve shuttle service.
  6. Improve parking garage lighting.
  7. More veggie options in the Breezeway cafeteria.
  8. The Burrow is too hot.
  9. Build Greek Housing. See this UP article. Greek Housing may come by 2014.
  10. Unban Green Mann.
  11. One-person study rooms in the library.
  12. More tables in the library.
  13. Guidance/help with the library catalogue.
  14. Renovate the library.
  15. Raise philosophy department funding.
  16. More benches on campus. According to Bastidas, SG’s looking to build a park near the Social Sciences building, though a time and date have not yet been set. If it does, funding for benches could be used for the park.
  17. Library signs with alternate study locations in case the library is full.
  18. More MyFAU announcements from SG.
  19. Use Gmail to send text messages about SG.
  20. Improve MyFAU class registration time. In August, the Boca House and SG Senate tried to pass bills to put a question on the ballot that would’ve asked students if the technology fee should go towards updating MyFAU’s servers. Those bills were vetoed by Maher and Brown.
  21. Smaller class sizes and more classes.
  22. The costs of tuition, food and housing are too high
  23. More social events.
  24. More Supplemental Instruction Leaders. In March 2011, the Boca House spent $5,152.10 on t-shirts for SI Leaders.
  25. Raise Tri-Rail awareness.
  26. Make more bathrooms
  27. Enforce Breezeway smoking ban. A full smoking ban is awaiting approval by FAU President Mary Jane Saunders’ executive committee. Boca House Rep. Thais Arsolino said that if the executive committee failsto act, SG will, but didn’t elaborate on how.
  28. Later Library Hours
  29. Better academic advising
  30. Hammocks and swings near the Social Sciences building
  31. Enforce littering fines. Bastidas said SG would attempt to enlist help from FAUPD, but didn’t say when or h0w.
  32. Cover sections of campus to protect students from the rain
  33. Longer NightOwl hours
  34. Add netting around the Student Union ping-pong tables
  35. More recycle bins on campus.In March, the House passed a bill to spend $619 on five recycling bins for the Breezeway cafe. They were put in place over the summer.
  36. Add a new video game room to replace the one that was converted to the New Era Barbershop over the summer.
  37. More study days before finals week
  38. Improve landscaping. Bastidas said SG would need to meet with Facilities to address this, but SG has not yet set a date.
  39. Sprinklers don’t always work. See #38.
  40. Longer hours for groups to use tables in the Breezeway.
  41. Better advertise campus services
  42. Get students more textbooks
  43. Fix the leaky Breezeway See #38
  44. Fix broken classroom technology
  45. Make meal plans optional for resident students.According to Boca House Rep Reginald Horace, SG is petitioning resident students on this issue.  Afterwards, they’ll take the results to Chartwells, the company that provides FAU’s food.   As of press time, there is no set date on when the petitioning will end, or when they’ll show the results to Chartwells.
  46. two more drivers will be hired in spring 2012.
  47. More ice machines in Innovation Village Apartments.
  48. Fix crosswalk button near Lifelong Learning Center. Boca House Rep Thais Arsolino says SG will check if administration is already working on this problem. If not, she says they’ll try to get them to fix it.
  49. Put statues in front of Algonquin Hall.

One Response to “FAU Boca Student Government Focus Group complaints list”

  1. I’d like to know more (much more) about the SGA park. I’m hoping they do it right because FAU needs some quality green space on campus. Putting up a few trees and a few benches would make for a pretty lame “park.”

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