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Accomplishments of the USG 40th Legislature

Posted: May 16, 2017

The 40th Legislature is proud of the things they accomplished on behalf of students during 2016-2017.

Safety
    •    Negotiated the installation of a 24-hour ATM (coming Summer 2017), allowing residential students a safe on-campus environment to process financial transactions. The ATM is surcharge-free and did not require any institutional funds. Lastly, the ATM will be located in the library between the study quad and the silent quad.

Food
    •    Extended late-night food hours/selections to reduce wait time and increase variety.
    •    Instituted a program:  “Recipe from Home” allowing students to choose a new recipe to be added to the meal rotation cycle for the Spring Semester. Based on this program’s success, dining services implemented three additional student recipes.

Advocacy
    •    Successfully lobbied to restore the 32 bus stop location on campus for students when NFTA removed the bus stop due to bridge construction.
    •    Fought against stringent newly imposed regulations on USG Organizations
    •    Advocated against reverse housing priority which led to significant media coverage and an official investigation.
    •    Mandated a policy for the Sports Arena to respond within two business days whenever they receive an event request from a USG organization.   

Financial Snapshot
    •    Provided additional funds to USG organizations.
    •    Canceled automatic renewal within Bengal Connect contract to allow the next legislation the opportunity to change software platforms.  
    •    Secured funding for a second Reddy Bike share rack on campus after the first rack out-performed the Canal Side location.  Also, successfully collaborated with the institution to match our contribution. In total, three Reddy Bikeshare racks will be added for the next academic year.  
    •    Secured funding for one tree in support of the Arboretum project – an initiative to help beautify Buffalo State campus.

Internal
    •    Mandated representation in the USG Senate for commuter students.
    •    In addition to selling postage stamps, USG office now sells envelopes.    

United Students Government (USG)

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Campbell Student Union 402
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6701 •  Fax: (716) 878-6600

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