The A&W Vision for our University
Supporting our University PresidentWe envision a presidential search that is conducted with the highest degree of integrity. We will gather student input and push for the appropriate presidential candidate. Moreover, we will work with our Interim President Dr. Castell Bryant to ensure a smooth transition in university leadership.
FAMU Board of TrusteesWe envision a Board of Trustees that values student opinion. In addition to hosting “Speak Up & Speak Out” sessions before every Board meeting, we will introduce a “weight system” to determine how Trustees’ votes are cast.
Safety & SecurityWe envision a university with tighter security practices to reduce theft and crimes on campus. We will ensure better lighting in parking areas, increase funding for the Safe Team, and pressure the FAMU Police Department to have a stronger walking presence on campus.
Our Athletic ProgramWe envision a first class athletic program. Our athletic program is facing a budget deficit; meanwhile, the prime season for recruiting athletes is upon us. It is important for us to support alumni and our Board of Trustees in an effort to raise $1 million.
Alumni Affairs We envision a harmonious relationship between the FAMU National Alumni Association and current rattlers. We will provide continued awareness of the Student Life Membership Program, Student Subscribing Life Membership Program, and other initiatives through the Student National Alumni Association.
TechnologyWe envision a technologically advanced FAMU. By working with the Office of Information Technology Services, we will continue to acquire and implement the newest computers, technology, and software on our campus.
THE A&W PLATFORM:DRAFTING FAMU’S NEXT MOVE
A Hassle-Free FAMU Lobby for additional personnel in the financial aid office Work with administration to ensure greater access to ATM machines Fight for reduced parking tickets and towing fees Work with housing department to improve cleanliness and sanitation of dormitories Establish a permanent housing council for students to voice their concerns
Bringing SGA Back to You Initiate “Set Jams” where students can interact with student officials Institute and publicize campus-wide “Speak Up & Speak Out” forums before each Board of Trustees Meeting Better utilize Digital Guest List, WANM 90.5, FAMU 20 and other media outlets to publicize all campus events Initiate a weekly Executive Branch section in the FAMUAN Publicize and improve the Student Government website
Financial Responsibility Eliminate excess Student Government expenditures (i.e. fewer mobile phones) and increase funding for clubs & organizations Ensure that designated funds are properly spent Solicit corporate sponsorships for major campus events by working with the FAMU Cluster Poll students before the approval of the 2006-2007 Activity & Service budget
Political Activism Lobby against tuition increases proposed by the Legislature, Board of Governors, and our Board of Trustees Fight against block tuition Protect the Bright Futures Scholarship Program Strengthen relationships with current state officials Recruit 2006 statewide political candidates to address FAMU students
Preserving our University Advertise the Black Archives as a local tourist attraction Implement Project P.R.I.D.E. Aid University Administration in boosting the recruitment of National Achievement Finalists and Semi-Finalists Ensure the successful opening of the Sports Recreation Center Further develop the William H. Gray Complex Take FAMU traditions to newer heights (i.e. Homecoming & Convocation)
Student Empowerment Implement a “plus system” grading scale to boost student achievement and national competitiveness Embrace minority students [i.e. International Students, Hispanics, Caucasians] by increasing activities and programs geared toward promoting campus involvement