WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Purdue University Senate passed several resolutions today regarding student affairs on Monday. The first was revisions to the Graduate Student Government Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
This document was written by graduate students, in the hopes of clarifying what they need from the university in order to succeed and influencing the culture of graduate education at Purdue.
This document is not an enforceable policy, but the goal is to start the conversation so that one day it could be.
The Senate also approved a resolution on transportation education. The plan is to form a committee that will work to educate students on transportation options and road safety in West Lafayette. It would develop some sort of document given to students to read at the beginning of the school year. Students would have to take a test to make sure they fully understood what was taught.
David Sanders is the chairperson of the Senate's Student Affairs Committee. He said this would help students who are new to the area learn how to stay safe on the road.
"We do have people coming from all over the world and there are a large number number of students that we convey to them: what are the rules of the road? What are the expectations?" he said, adding that it's about the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, scooterists and drivers.
The committee would be comprised of stakeholders, including Purdue Police, graduate and undergraduate student government, the university senate, and the parking and traffic faculty committee. Purdue Police Chief John Cox spoke at the October meeting in favor of this committee.