SA will host a 6-hour panel discussion for student complaints

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The Syracuse University Student Association is set to host a six-hour long table Monday to hear student concerns and complaints about the university.

“This event is very much like a reconnect event so people know we’re here to hear people’s concerns,” said Dylan France, a member of SA’s finance board.

The event, No Problem Too Small, grew out of a small survey that SA President Will Treloar created last spring for students to bring their grievances to the university, France said. Pro Tempore speaker Anna Ginelli said the event will allow SA to hear student concerns and then work to address them on a larger scale.

France said SA members wanted to make an effort to welcome the new experiences of SU students three years into the pandemic.

“A lot of things have changed for the worse and we want to make sure students feel like they’re heard and seen,” Ginelli said.

SA members plan to compile complaints they receive after the event, identify concerns they are not yet aware of, and then work to advocate for students, France said.

Ginelli said the SA created five committees to address concerns in different areas: diversity and inclusion, community engagement and government affairs, engagement and outreach, academic affairs and university affairs.

In addition to their primary goal of solving student problems, SA members also hope that No Problem Too Small will educate students about SA’s goal on campus, which France says is to improve the overall student experience. students.

“We really want to get as many students involved as possible,” Ginelli said. “And then we’re going to take their thoughts and really consider them.”

Ginelli said SA’s position to address student concerns can be difficult because some students expect the organization to directly change the things students complain about. SA’s advocacy is a particularly important part of resolving issues, she said.

No Problem Too Small will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday on the Shaw Quad. For students unable to attend, SA has created an online form for students to raise concerns, accessible via the link on their Instagram account.

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