Everett Administration Platform
Accessibility and Accountability
Accountability is one of the pillars of a representative Student Body Government. Its absence leads to instability and institutional failures, as seen during the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure battle. During these times, accessibility to student leaders is vital. The Everett Administration is committed to being accessible and holding university and student leaders accountable. Our administration will also be strong advocates in the fight for creating an accessible Carolina – one where students can effectively navigate buildings, residence halls, and campus as a whole.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The foundation of the Everett Administration is built on the values of identity and student-first policies. We believe in hearing testimonies, uplifting voices, and creating policies to ensure that Carolina Shares the Podium with its students. We will continue showing our commitment to advocacy and inclusion through our actions and policies. The Everett administration is devoted to student groups and cultural centers, and we will fight to ensure that all students and organizations receive the direct and institutional support that they deserve.
The Everett Administration promises to be within reach for all students. We will strive to show compassion and empathy while also remaining eager to get things done. We will utilize the Office of the Student Body President to carve out time to hear from the campus community. We acknowledge our representation on the Board of Trustees and will use this as a vehicle to push your concerns and provide accessible updates for all students.
Students often find themselves wondering about the roles and responsibilities of the Student Body President. The Everett Administration promises to remain open and establish a two-way, detailed communication system for student concerns, updates from our administration, and impactful conversations. The Everett Administration will work to foster a welcoming and safe community. Together, we can create a Carolina for Everyone.
Centralized Lock System: Only some buildings at UNC are controlled by a centralized system which can automatically lock doors. Mandate that all buildings that are independently managed have doors which lock.
Faculty Training: All faculty including both Professors and TAs need to follow a standardized protocol in the event of a lockdown. It is important that all faculty know to stop instruction and immediately begin lockdown protocols.
Navigating Non-classroom Spaces: Non-classroom spaces which have an open layout such as dining halls and libraries need to have more specific guidelines on what people should do in the event of a lockdown.
License plate readers: Advocate for license plate readers on all roads that cover all entrances to the university. The readers would be combined with surveillance cameras to help provide real time access to all of those technologies during emergencies and day-to-day operations at the university.
Safety Posters in Classrooms: All classrooms are mandated under state law to have Alert Carolina Safety Posters posted visibly. Ensure that all classrooms are compliant with this mandate.
Language Inclusivity: There have been multiple reports of staff and students who did not fully understand the extent of the situation and did not understand the orders to seek shelter and stay in place. Alert Carolina messaging should be available in more languages to ensure that everyone has equitable access to critical information.
Coordinate Messaging with Chapel Hill PD: Encourage more collaboration with Chapel Hill PD to include messaging that aligns with tweets sent out by Chapel Hill Police Department
All Clear Message Wording: Remove the wording of “resume normal activity” from all clear messages. This wording is extremely insensitive, misleading, and causes confusion about whether students should go to class.
Virtual Option: Encourage professors to allow students to be provided with a zoom option for the week following traumatic incidents that have impacted the entire campus community. Students and faculty both need time to hear. Everyone deserves equitable access to information that could potentially save lives.
As one of the leading public universities in the world, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers its students a world of academic and professional development opportunities. Learning from distinguished professors and graduate students and receiving connection to a worldwide alumni network are just two of the opportunities available to students at Carolina. However, the Everett Administration recognizes that many university policies and programs fail to provide students with the necessary tools and opportunities needed to support their personal academic and professional goals. Our administration is dedicated to combating these and many other issues, and we will work to blaze a new way forward for academics at Carolina.
Work with University Leadership to implement Additional Translations of Academic Materials and Resources
Members of the Carolina Community who are non-English speakers often have trouble accessing academic materials and resources due to language barriers. All members of the Carolina Community should have access to easy-to-understand materials in their native language. The Everett Administration is committed to working alongside crucial parties – including the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of the Provost, and the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion – to develop additional translations of academic resources.
• The Everett Administration is committed to working with these parties to create translations in additional languages such as Spanish, Mandarin, French, Hindi, and Korean.
• Recognizing that campus is filled with existing language barriers, the Everett Administration is committed to expanding these efforts to meet the growing needs of diverse students, staff, and faculty on campus.
Increase Accountability for Uploading Syllabus Information on ConnectCarolina
Increasing accountability and accessibility in the class registration system is a priority of the Everett Administration, and it begins with access to former class syllabi. Efforts to create a syllabus collection mechanism on ConnectCarolina have been pursued by previous administrations and have been successful. However, the Everett Administration recognizes that this feature goes largely unused, and we are committed to creating a more informed and equitable course registration system for all students.
• Our administration will work with the Office of the Provost and Department Chairs to encourage professors to submit course syllabi to ConnectCarolina prior to class registration.
• The Everett Administration is committed to working with professors and necessary parties to best protect the security of the Online Syllabus Manager (OSM) and support faculty autonomy.
Lobby for Student Ambassadors for Each Major
Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions that every Carolina student must make during their time here. For many students, coming to this decision can be isolating and a trial-by-error process. Currently, UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism & Media has a Student Ambassador Program designed for current Hussman students to support prospective students during the admissions process. The Everett Administration recognizes the challenges faced by students and will work with these individuals to create a University-wide Student Ambassadors Program.
• The Everett Administration will meet with leaders at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism & Media to discuss the feasibility of implementing this program on a campus-wide basis.
• Many graduate and professional schools currently have student-led ambassador programs, but our administration is committed to expanding this program to all professional schools that may not be included in this number.
• Our administration will work with UNC’s Dean of Students, Desirée Rieckenberg, to ensure that there is institutional support behind this program.
Support the Creation of an Honors Society in the Exercise and Sports Science (EXSS) Department
As the world’s leading public institution, it is crucial that students feel supported in their academic endeavors at Carolina. Honors societies are a large part of this endeavor and help to give students the space and support they need to be successful in their careers. Students in the Exercise and Sports Science Department do not currently have a nationally-recognized honors society, and the Everett Administration is committed to supporting students in their efforts to bring these societies to Carolina.
• Our administration will work with the EXSS Department Chair and interested students to create a comprehensive plan to permanently bring an EXSS honors society to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
• The Everett Administration will use the reach of the Office of the Student Body President to pursue these efforts and ensure that EXSS students have access to multiple nationwide sports science honors societies.
Lobby for the Creation of an Asian American Studies Program
Although Carolina falls under the category of a predominantly white institution (PWI), we are a university of vast racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity. Because of this, it is crucial that all students feel not only
supported by their academic institution, but empowered to pursue an academic degree in any racial or ethnic identity. The lack of an Asian American studies program and insufficient numbers of Asian American
professors are merely two barriers impacting students across campus. Because of this, the Everett Administration is dedicated to pursuing speedy resolutions for these ongoing disparities.
• The Everett Administration will work with the Asian American Center, the University Office for Diversity & Inclusion, and the Office of the Provost to push for the hiring of new Asian American studies professors.
• We will also use the Office of the Student Body President to lobby University administration regarding the creation of an Asian American studies program.
• For additional support, the Everett Administration will use connections with other universities represented in the University of North Carolina Associations of Student Governments (ASG) to garner
additional support and resources from universities that currently have an Asian American studies program.
Create a Centralized Place of Information for Gap Year Students Returning to Campus
For students who choose to opt-in and take a gap year, their experience is often life changing and formative for the rest of their time at Carolina. Although these students reap the benefit of time away from Carolina, they are often at a disadvantage when returning back to campus. The Everett Administration recognizes these challenges and will work to create a centralized place of information for these students as they prepare to return to Carolina.
• The Everett Administration will reach out to members of Campus Health, Academic Advising, and UNC’s Dean of Students in order to collect important information that these students may need to be aware of – including updated immunizations and information regarding course preparation.
• This will be a running effort, and our administration will cater the information to best fit the ongoing needs of gap year students.
Survey First-Year Students to Enact Important Updates to Student Orientation
For most students, their earliest introduction to Carolina happens at the First-Year Student Orientation. Although a vital resource, there are many holes that this Carolina introduction fails to fill – including information on navigating Sakai and Canvas, choosing the right classes, and additional ways to get involved at Carolina. The Everett Administration has been committed to crafting policies that address many of these concerns, however we also see value in directly surveying students to create an improved orientation system.
• The Everett Administration will work with New Student & Family Programs, UNC’s Dean of Students, and UNC Admissions to create a secure and thorough surveying mechanism to collect information from first-year students about the ways in which orientation can be improved.
• Our administration will then work with these invested parties to work toward creating a comprehensive plan on the implementation of these concerns.
Work with the Office of the Provost to Restructure University Policies on Excused Absences
As students across the university continue to navigate their college careers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that excused absence policies do not punish infected students for their illnesses. Historically, these policies and their subsequent strict implementation by select university professors encourage sick students to attend class in fear of academic and institutional repercussions. The Everett Administration recognizes these concerns and is dedicated to working with university leaders and stakeholders to prioritize the well-being of students, professors, and faculty.
• The Everett Administration will work with members of Campus Health, the Office of the Provost, and public health professionals and studentled organizations in order to examine the necessary steps to push for changes to these policies.
• Our administration will also use important relationships at the University of North Carolina Associations of Student Governments (ASG) to examine each university’s excused absences policies and provide institutional support to the push at Carolina.
• We will also turn to members of the Carolina community to garner insight on how exactly these inequitable university excused absences policies have impacted students and faculty across campus.
Revitalizing Academic Advising and Learning Centers
A large piece of the Carolina experience is receiving support from faculty throughout our academic journey. Whether for course changes, applying for graduation, or any other need, almost all students will make their way through some academic resource offered by the university – including Academic Advising, Career Services, or the UNC Learning Center. The Everett Administration understands the barriers that often come with accessing these resources, including long waiting rooms, limited hours, and low visibility. As an administration, we are committed to combating these experiences and creating a better Carolina experience for all students.
• The Everett Administration will begin conversations with UNC Advising regarding extending virtual drop-in hours to better accommodate studies on a daily basis.
• Our administration will work to improve visibility and student awareness of crucial resources, such as Career Services and UNC’s Learning Center, and create a centralized source with information about these resources.
Create Job Fairs and Professional Development Opportunities forUnderrepresented Majors and Communities
Job fairs and professional development opportunities are crucial pieces of a great Carolina experience. However, these current opportunities often only center STEM-focused majors and careers, and often leave out those studying the Social Sciences, Humanities, and other professional tracks. There is also a lack of professional development opportunities for marginalized groups on campus, such as people of color, first-generation college students, and more. The Everett Administration recognizes this and is committed to ensuring that all students are offered the same professional development opportunities.
• The Everett Administration will work with University Career Services and the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion to increase the availability of on-campus job fairs and professional development opportunities for underrepresented majors and communities.
• Our administration will also work with interested student groups and leadership at Honors Carolina in order to create additional professional development opportunities for these communities.
Lobby for Increased Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
Unfortunately, countless students across this state struggle to cover fees associated with pursuing higher education. Carolina is no different. Rather than distributing resources that alleviate the financial burden placed on students, the university often points them toward the direction of student loans. The Everett Administration strongly condemns this act and is committed to working with the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid to advocate for more scholarships and grants for all students—undergraduate and graduate students alike.
• The Everett Administration will work with the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid to increase student awareness of available university scholarships and grants.
• We will also strongly push university leadership and UNC’s Board of Trustees to allocate more unused funds toward student financial support.
Advocating for Increased Wages for Graduate and Professional Students
Graduate and professional students provide life to the prestigious academics at Carolina. According to the university, 25% of revenue made at Carolina comes from research grants – research that our graduate and professional students are doing. These students serve as our teaching assistants (TAs) and mentors, and they deserve to be fairly compensated for the work that they do.
• The Everett Administration will work alongside graduate students and organizations to advocate for the increased compensation for graduate and professional students.
• We will continue the work of past Student Body Presidents in advocating for stipend implementation for undergraduate learning assistants.
• Our administration is committed to supporting graduate and professional students and organizations in pursuit of additional grants and partnership and support from our university.
Given the current political climate, it is increasingly important that we focus our efforts on building a civically-engaged student body. Access to healthcare, a woman’s right to choose, and racial justice are just a few things on the line. The Everett Administration will serve during the early parts of the 2024 Election Cycle. These crucial times will require a Student Body President that recognizes the importance of student voices and connects political candidates with UNC students. The Everett Administration is the perfect candidate for this work, and we truly believe that we’re stronger together.
Revitalize Voter Registration Efforts Across Campus
Creating an engaged student body that is always ready to run to the polls is an important part of ensuring that we all becoming world-class citizens. At Carolina, many registered student organizations (RSOs) recognize this and have fully dedicated themselves to increasing voter registration among the student body. However, there is tremendous opportunity do more together, and the Everett Administration recognizes this. We will partner with student organizations to strategize nuanced and exciting approaches to voter registration that will reach more audiences on campus.
• The Everett Administration will host a series of voter registration drives held at sporting events throughout the school year. Because it is centered around a popular event, this strategy will extend voter registration efforts to reach more students.
• We will also establish partnerships with more state and national partners who also share this mission, including NCPIRG, You Can Vote, Campus Vote Project, and other relevant organizations.
• Our administration will find innovative ways to incentivize voter registration drives to enhance the student experience and spur civic engagement across our campus.
• The Everett Administration will also partner with other universities in the Raleigh-Durham area to increase voter registrations and turnout among their respective student bodies and collaborate with larger audiences.
Continue Advocating for Student Voting Day
In order to get more students to the polls, past Student Body Presidents have carried the torch in the fight for having no classes on Election Day. Our administration will be no different. The Everett Administration recognizes the importance Student Voting Day and is committed to continue pushing university and system leadership to hold no classes on this day.
• The Everett Adminstration will work with student organizations, the University Office of the Registrar, the UNC Board of Trustees, and university administration to determine the feasibility of implementing Student Voting Day during each U.S. General Election.
• We will also work with other Student Body Presidents represented on the University of North Carolina Associations of Student Governments (ASG) to collectively push for this effort.
• Our administration will also establish partnerships with other groups and organizations that share this same mission.
Launch a Voter Empowerment Series
While many students may be registered to vote, a considerable amount of young voters lack access to voter education. Because of this, they do not understand the power of their vote in various elections and are less likely to turnout at the polls. As a remedy, the Everett Administration will lead a nonpartisan voter empowerment series to equip students with the knowledge and resources to make their voices heard in every election.
• The Everett Administration will launch a brief, engaging, and easily accessible video series on social media platforms that educate students on voting power and informs them of how to influence issues that affect their everyday lives through their vote.
• We will also host panels consisting of campaign staffers and politicians where they analyze data from elections that were won or lost by close margins. They will break down the results by demographics and demonstrate how every vote matters in every election—no matter how big or small.
Increase Engagement between Students and Alumni
There is always room for increased student engagement with alumni, most importantly amongst affinity groups. Carolina has a robust alumni network that inspires and empowers the current undergraduate student body to become the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow through their mentorship. The Everett Administration will work to host a series of dinners, receptions, or engagements between First-Generation, Black/African American, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and Asian American Pacific Islander affinity groups and their alumni during Homecoming weekend.
• The Everett Administration will establish partnership and collaboration with the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA), the Student Alumni Association (SAA), the Carolina Covenant Office, Black Student Movement (BSM), Mi Pueblo, Carolina Latinx Center, the LGBTQ Center, and the Homecoming Committee to do so.
• We will work to create opportunities to network, build rapport, and foster relationships between students and involved alumni. These partnerships will enable us to prepare events and opportunities for engagement between students and alumni.
Creating a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive Carolina campus and experience is the pivotal goal of the Everett Administration. For a university with over 29,000 students, it is important that all students feel valued and respected – undergraduate, graduate, and professional students alike. The Everett Administration will work to support the existing efforts that center student interest and will advocate for new policies that create a better student experience. Together, we can create a Carolina for Everyone.
Work with University Leadership to Combat Food Insecurity on South Campus
Although our university is a leader in the academic space, we have failed to provide all students with the appropriate access to food and nutrition across campus. South campus is a food desert, and it is also where the student population is largely people of color. Our university has previously made efforts to pilot a Food Court Program on South Campus in Rams Village 4. There was no information released on the success of this program, and there have not been any similar efforts taken to reimplement this program. The Everett Administration will support students on South Campus and will fight to increase food security for these students.
• The Everett Administration will work with Carolina Dining Services (CDS) to push for the reimplementation of this food security program.
• We will work with leaders of the Black Student Movement (BSM) and other interested parties to discuss new ways to implement a permanent food security program on South Campus.
Lobby for the Implementation of a Project Uplift-Style Program for First Generation and Transfer Students
Project Uplift is a summer college access program offered by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion to increase access to higher education for rising high school seniors, especially members of underrepresented populations in postsecondary education. Although this program is very beneficial for rising high school seniors, the Everett Administration aims to expand these efforts by creating a similar program that highlights firstgeneration and transfer students. This expansion will allow the university to engage more students in an immersive experience that connects them to the university.
• The Everett Administration will meet with Dr. Leah Cox, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer, the UNC Dean of Students, and other necessary stakeholders and begin pushing for the expansion of the enrichment program.
• In addition, the Everett Administration will work with the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion to have the Project Uplift application updated to include multiple language translations to expand accessibility to students whose primary language is not English.
Partner with Student Organizations and Centers on Campus to Host Monthly Events
With such a diverse student body, our university should be a place where all students feel welcomed and supported in their identities. Although this acceptance and support is not a shared experience for all students, student organizations and centers on campus are often tools used to fill those gaps. In addition to ushering in a new sense of institutional acceptance and unity, the Everett Administration is committed to supporting and bringing visibility to student organizations and centers across campus to create a more welcoming student environment.
• The Everett Administration will foster a sense of community by partnering with student organizations and centers for monthly events – including town halls, guest speaker series, and other efforts deemed important by the organizations.
• Our administration will also support these organizations in institutional spaces, especially regarding access to funding and support from the University.
Advocate for Changing the Undergraduate Senate Funding Process
Access to appropriate and equitable funding is a must for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). The Undergraduate Senate Funding Process is complex and often includes many barriers for organizations – including the requirement that students can only be funded by a reimbursement process. The Everett Administration is committed to working with the Undergraduate Senate to address these inequities through revisions of the Undergraduate Student Code.
• The Everett Administration will work with the Undergraduate Senate and Student Life and Leadership to find new ways of funding organizations that better meet student needs.
• Our administration will work with the Undergraduate Senate to create a mechanism that sends out email reminders for all Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) during each funding cycle to eliminate barriers to funding access.
• We will advocate for ongoing, scheduled office hours for the Undergraduate Senate Finance Committee Chair to answer student questions and increase accessibility for students applying during funding cycles.
Reinstate and Expand the Richard Epps Emerging Leadership Program (REEL)
The Richard Epps Emerging Leadership Program (REEL) is an emerging leader, cohort-style program that prepares incoming first-year and transfer students to develop key leadership skills that will serve them now and in their future careers. This program utilizes a comprehensive curriculum and leadership framework, and it has proven to be of large benefits to Scholars in the program. The Everett Administration believes in the effectiveness and benefit of the REEL program, and we are committed to expanding its accessibility to a large student population.
• The Everett Administration will re-engage support from the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost to reinstate this program and the many benefits that it brings to students across this campus.
• Our administration will solidify the focus and aims of REEL as a comprehensive curriculum and leadership framework. In addition, we will work with Career Services to expand the program to create an
added goal of internship placement for Scholars after completion of the program.
• To create a better program, the Everett Administration will work to forge partnerships with the University Office of Diversity and Inclusion DEI Fellows Program, the Union of Black Men, Agora Fellows, and UNC’s Dean of Students to redevelop the REEL experience.
• The Everett Administration will also create a First-Year Focus Council for students who participate in REEL to further leadership development and provide them with increased access to our administration.
Work with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School to Implement Financial Management Seminars
As an institution of higher education, our university must work to address financial literacy and education about the workforce. For students across campus, these vital lessons are key to ensuring a bright future after Carolina. The Everett administration is committed to support students in all aspects and will do the work to ensure that students are empowered to take control of their finances and be successful members of the social and economic environments.
• The Everett Administration will draw on support from professionals at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Honors Carolina to hold seminar-style events on financial management and literacy.
• We will also work to partner with the UNC System Office, the University of North Carolina Associations of Student Governments (ASG), and the ASG Fellows Program to leverage UNC System Resources and bring consistent financial literacy education to our campus.
• Our administration will push for the development of a “Basic Needs” program that includes education on the consolidation of food and housing insecurity resources, resources for the uninsured and underinsured, and success in life after Carolina. We will seek out funding and support from the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid.
• The Everett Administration will also work to support the UNC System’s goal of decreasing the average cumulative federal loan debt at graduation time for first-year students. To do so, we will draw on
support from the Office of the Student Body President at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as Dr. Brad Yeckly from Niner Finance, to explore best practices that ensure academic success and long-term financial well-being.
No student at Carolina is the same. We each bring different experiences and stories to this campus, and cultural heritage is no different. Our university has consistently dropped the ball on supporting, protecting, and valuing students of different cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. The Everett Administration recognizes these large inequalities, but we continue to believe that our differences don’t divide us, but they make us stronger. We will continue to be trailblazers in this battle for diversity and inclusion across this campus, and we will fight to ensure that we create a new experience – one that truly represents a Carolina for Everyone.
Lobby for the Reimplementation of the Carolina Immersion Fund
Financial inaccessibility is a large concern for many students. Apart from tuition and living expenses, students often face other financial responsibilities including club and organizational fees and Greek life fees.
Consequently, The Everett Administration strongly pushes for the reimplementation of the Carolina Immersion Fund (CIF)— a grant that would provide up to $200 for students with demonstrated need to pay for fees associated with any registered student organization.
• The Everett Administration will work with the Office of the Provost, the Office of Student Scholarships and Aid, and the Parent’s Council to collect and reinstate the funds for this grant program.
• Our administration will work to bring added knowledge, visibility, and transparency around programs such as these to ensure that students continually have access to these crucial resources.
Reinstate UNC Commission on Campus Equality & Student Equity Board
The UNC Commission on Campus Equality & Student Equity was an impactful board made up of student activists that advocated for diversity, equity, and inclusion across our campus. This board included
representatives of students from all walks of life, and they were pivotal in addressing and preventing discrimination, promoting diversity and inclusion, and creating a better Carolina for all. The Everett Administration recognizes the value that this group of leaders has brought to Carolina’s campus, and we are determined to bring them back.
• The Everett Administration will work with the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion and student organizations and centers to reinstate this board and invite select students to join this committee.
• In order to assure effectiveness, our administration will give this committee a home in the Office of the Student Body President to help connect these leaders to university administration and the rest of campus.
• The Everett Administration will work with members of the board to solidify meeting schedules, generate solutions and allyships, and determine the specific policy goals of the board.
Work with UndocuCarolina to Protect Undocumented Students Across Campus
Protecting undocumented students is a large goal of the Everett Administration, and it all begins with supporting UndocuCarolina. As an organization driven to protect undocumented students and their access to higher education, UndocuCarolina is severely underfunded and unsupported by our university. Protecting vulnerable student populations is the exact purpose of this administration, and we will fight to bring both visibility and institutional and financial support to UndocuCarolina.
• The Everett Administration will lobby university leadership to safely increase available resources for UndocuCarolina (including visibility, financial resources, and institutional support), while still prioritizing the safety of undocumented and international students.
• We will advocate for the implementation of training sessions for Carolina faculty and staff on the appropriate ways to advocate for and protect undocumented students. Members of the Everett Administration will also be required to attend an UndocuCarolina Ally Training Session. Additionally, we will provide standardized ally training for those interested in learning about how to advocate for undocumented students.
• The Everett Administration will also lobby The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to restore regulatory grants and fund back to the organization.
Lobby for the Implementation of Implicit Bias Training
Regardless of the vast diversities and experiences that Carolina students bring to campus, many students continue to find themselves subject to inequalities. To increase self-awareness and pursue equity and inclusion, the Everett Administration will advocate for the implementation of Implicit Bias Trainings. These trainings will help to highlight the unconscious prejudices and help to create an inclusive community across our campus.
• The Everett Administration will work with the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion to bring in an easily accessible implicit bias training program to Carolina’s campus
• We will work with these officials, as well as other university administration, to develop a standardized implicit bias training guide that can be used to properly facilitate trainings across campus and beyond.
• Our administration will work with cultural groups and organizations to implement these trainings, particularly including UNC Hillel. The Everett Administration recognizes the increases in antisemitic actions and attitudes and is committed to working to combat these occurrences across campus.
• Once implemented, the Everett Administration will require members of Student Government’s Executive Branch to complete an implicit bias training, and we will strongly encourage other student organizations to mandate these trainings for their members as well.
Encourage University Leadership to Prioritize Diversity and Inclusion in Employee Recruitment
Although Carolina is a melting pot for diverse groups of people, employees of the university often fail to look like the student body. Representation in academia is a large factor in ensuring student retainment and effective learning. The Everett Administration recognizes this and the dire need to hire faculty from diverse backgrounds. We will fight to ensure that students see a reflection of themselves in the Carolina faculty, while aiming for improving and maintaining faculty retention.
• Our administration will work with the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion to advocate for the hiring of diverse faculty in all departments and professional schools. We will also push for this diversity with university administration and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
• The Everett Administration reaffirms its commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity and will advocate for it by whatever means necessary.
Advocate for the Hiring of a Director of the Carolina Women’s Center
While advocating for diversity, it is important that all groups are brought to the podium. The Everett Administration recognizes this and stands with supporting the Carolina Women’s Center. However, this center not only lacks diversity, but it has been functioning without a director for the past few years. Our administration is committed to working with the Carolina Women’s Center to fill the vacant directorship and hire more employees of color.
• The Everett Administration will work with the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the UNC Women’s Center to advocate for the search for a new director for the center – one that is particularly well-trained and equipped with the tools and knowledge to assist the individuals who utilize this center.
• We will also advocate for the normalization of diverse faculty recruitment in this center to make it a safer place for all students served by the UNC Women’s Center.
Work with the Carolina Union to Resume Progress on Multiculturalism Room Dedication
Physical accessibility is a large concern for cultural centers and student organizations across campus. Their centers, if any, are usually small, overlooked, and located on the outskirts of campus. The Carolina Union has begun working to address these problems by dedicating spaces in the Student Union to multiculturalism. However, these efforts have stalled. The Everett Administration recognizes the value of these pursuits and will work with this body to resume progress on these efforts.
• The Everett Administration will work with the Chair of the Carolina Union Board of Directors and university leadership to resume these efforts of multiculturalism room dedication.
• We will work with these parties to locate potential spaces within the Carolina Union that could be dedicated to underrepresented groups on campus.
• Our administration will also advocate for the funding and support of cultural centers around campus, particularly through lobbying renovations and expansions.
Work with the LGBTQ Center to Add Chosen Names to One Cards
For the average Carolina student, their OneCard is always on their person. Such a small piece of identification can be a constant and debilitating experience of dysphoria for students around campus who do not identify with their birth name. The Everett Administration reaffirms its commitment to the members of the LGBTQ+ communities and strongly values the implementation of chosen names on OneCards for students who choose to do so. This effort will enable us to foster a more productive and inclusive community around campus – one where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.
• The Everett Administration will work with the LGBTQ Center, the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and UNC’s Dean of Students to replace birth names with chosen names on OneCards. This decision will be fully voluntary and left to each individual student.
• We will also advocate for the hiring of diverse employees in the LGBTQ Center, therefore creating space for a larger group of students within that center.
Advocate for the ReExpansion of Upendo for the Black Student Movement (BSM)
The Upendo Lounge is a space for Black students to congregate and nurture their communities. Originally, the Black Student Movement was allocated a larger space by the university that also included classroom space for programming. However, as more time has passed, the university has reverted back on its original space allocation and left the organization with a mere lounge space. The Everett Administration recognizes this injustice and forceful displacement and is committed to fighting for Upendo’s expansion.
• The Everett Administration will work with the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion and members of the Black Student Movement to lobby university leadership to restore the Upendo space to its original allocation.
• We will also advocate for the implementation of technical and janitorial support for the Upendo space from the university. Historically, the university has withheld these privileges from the BSM space under claims that they do not claim ownership of Upendo. The Everett Administration recognizes this concern and is dedicated to lobbying against it at the university leadership level.
Outside of our university’s institutions, there are countless changes that can be made to create a better Carolina. Transparency in government, accountability for student leaders, and general changes to infrastructure around campus are just a few of the concerns that State and Local Affairs policy aims to address. The Everett Administration will fight for the creation of a Carolina for Everyone and will be strong advocates for all the issues that impact our students.
Lobby the State Legislature to Increase Wages for Housekeepers
Advocating for increases in wages for Carolina’s housekeepers was a large goal of the Fall 2022 semester. This fight continues now and will be a battle undertaken by the Everett Administration. Our administration will work with student organizations and other interested parties to lobby for increased wages for housekeepers within our university and the North Carolina General Assembly.
• The Everett Administration will use existing connections with the state legislature to advocate for the creation of new policies that will raise the statewide salary for housekeepers.
• We will also use our connections with other universities represented by the University of North Carolina Associations of Student Governments (ASG) to collectively push for these efforts.
• Our administration will also work on creating new connections with other relevant parties and elected officials to support these raises.
Create an Advisory Committee Between the Executive Branch and Undergraduate Senate
The Undergraduate Executive Branch and the Undergraduate Senate are two important bodies that advocate for students across our campus. Although these bodies are separate, it has grown increasingly important that they both have clear and effective communication between one other. Currently, relationships between the two bodies are fragmented, and there are many opportunities for communication and unification. The Everett Administration recognizes this and will create an advisory committee between the bodies to allow for added transparency and new opportunities for partnership.
• The Everett Administration will create an advisory committee with members of the Undergraduate Student Government Executive Branch – including the Student Body President, Vice President, and other high-level officers – and leaders from the Undergraduate Senate to discuss the implementation of necessary Undergraduate Student Code changes.
• Our administration will work with the body to collectively determine pressing policy goals. However, definitive focuses of this body will include: finding new ways to finance registered student organizations (RSOs) that are not on a reimbursement system and working to allow for food purchases with Undergraduate Senate funding.
• We will also work with members of the body to create a consistent meeting schedule and provide the student body with updates on the work of the committee.
Advocate for More-Efficient Parking on Campus
On an average year, our university brings in billions of dollars. With such a wealthy university, our campus struggles to provide students and staff with an effective and easily-accessible parking system. The Everett Administration will work to combat this problem and find new and innovative ways to improve parking on campus.
• The Everett Administration will create a voluntary survey for UNC students to submit complaints, concerns, and potential solutions regarding parking on campus and the parking pass lottery.
• We will work with UNC Transportation and Parking to analyze student responses and discuss potential solutions that could be implemented.
• Our administration will then take these concerns to the Office of the Chancellor and relevant parties to discuss long-term planning for parking expansion around campus.
Maintain Accountability by Implementing Walk-In’s with the Student Body President
Ensuring accountability for UNC administration and student leaders is a large goal of the Everett Administration. This accountability should start with the Student Body President and work to bridge the gap between students and Student Government. In order to create a better Carolina where all students feel seen and valued, the Everett Administration will institute “Walk-In’s with the Student Body President” – a consistent time for students to stop by the Student Government Suite and speak with our administration.
• Our administration will determine a consistent schedule for these events and publicize them to the entire student body.
• The Everett Administration will then bring any concerns to the necessary party within the university.
Lobby for the University to Release Information on Unused Pools of Student Funds
At any given moment, the university is holding onto an excess amount of unused student funds. Instead of these funds being used for mental health resources or improvements to residence halls, the funds of everyday Carolina students continue to be wasted. Our administration recognizes and respects the necessary financial confidentiality of the university, however there continue to be countless areas where these funds could be used to create a better student experience. The Everett Administration will advocate for university leaders to release information on these unused pots of public funds and lobby for added transparency.
• The Everett Administration will work with UNC’s Board of Trustees and the Office of the Chancellor to determine what information can be released to students regarding unused student funds.
• Once decided, our administration will work with relevant student organizations and parties to collect concerns and suggest what these additional funds could be used for around campus.
Work with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to Reinstate Suspension Powers
For any group of student leaders, maintaining suspension and administrative powers is an important part of creating an effective body. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) represents over 9,000 students on
campus, but they have been stripped away of their power to pursue suspensive actions for RHA members deemed guilty of ethical or discriminatory violations. The Everett Administration is committed to ensuring accountability for all student leaders and university administration, and we will support RHA in their efforts to restore the powers of their body.
• The Everett Administration will work with RHA to lobby the Undergraduate Senate to restore suspensive powers to this body.
• We will also fight for the reinstatement of RHA’s Ethics Committee and pinpoint new ways to support the organization throughout institutional spaces within the university.
Creating an environmentally friendly and sustainable Carolina is an immense task that requires the support of all people across our campus. Student activists and organizations have continued to blaze the way in the fight for a better Carolina. The Everett Administration will continue to Share the Podium with students who are fighting against climate change and environmental injustices. We will also work to uplift the voices and contributions of student organizations and environmentally-focused centers that continue to work toward a greener Carolina. Together, we can bring greater sustainability to our campus.
Invest in Environmental and Sustainability Education for Students
Addressing the climate crisis is a large goal for students and activists across campus. Previous Student Body Presidents have advocated for an increase in environmental education for the student body. Unfortunately, sustainability literacy goes largely unused because this information isn’t mandatory. The Everett Administration is committed to pursuing an environmentally-friendly future for UNC’s campus and will advocate for mandating sustainability education modules for all students.
• The Everett Administration will create work with Sustainable Carolina and the UNC Institute for the Environment to find and implement engaging and contextually relevant EverFi training module trainings for all incoming-first-year students.
• These modules will include information on environmental stewardship and impact, as well as lessons on a variety of sustainability issues.
Support Student Organizations in Advocating for Cleaner Energy Solutions
Our university invests hundreds of millions of dollars into non-renewable energy corporations. Former Chancellor Holden Thorp vowed that UNC’s Cogeneration Facility would cease the use of coal by 2020. However, this commitment was not honored. Currently, the university owns coal plants that discharge nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide gasses in amounts that exceed the guidelines of the Clean Air Act. The Everett Administration condemns this act and will support students and organizations in the fight toward a cleaner Carolina.
• The Everett Administration will support student organizations on campus that advocate for the transition away from coal usage on campus. We will also partner with these organizations for larger programming and advocacy opportunities to create unity behind these efforts.
• Our administration will also work to begin conversations with the UNC Institute for the Environment to begin discussions with leaders from UNC Health about researching new, greener energy resources that the hospitals could transition to in the future.
• We will also adhere to UNC’s Three Zeros Environmental Initiative in continuing its sustainability goals for a greener Carolina by advocating for the continued investment in low-emission transportation and investment in renewable energy.
Protect Marginalized Communities from Environmental Injustices
Environmental racism is a global phenomenon that particularly targets marginalized communities. Many marginalized students across our campus call Carolina their home, and it is our responsibility to protect these individuals. The Everett Administration recognizes this duty and will use our position within a larger Chapel Hill-Carrboro community to advocate alongside communities of color and create effective initiative and policy change.
• The Everett Administration will create an undergraduate board for environmental affairs that will serve as advocates for environmental justice across campus and include a specific focus on protecting
marginalized communities across campus. All appointed board members will also receive intersectional sustainability training that is guided by the principles of environmental justice.
• We will also build relationships with local environmental-focused organizations to support our efforts, including the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association and the Marian Cheek Jackson Center.
Facilitate Recycling, Food, and Paper Waste Initiatives
According to the most recent Waste Recovery Trend Report from the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling, there was 646 tons of food waste and 937 tons of paper waste at UNC in a single year. While there have been efforts to encourage composting on campus and in dorms, the Everett Administration believes that much more could be done to combat the large amount of waste currently being generated across our campus.
• The Everett Administration will collaborate with the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling to promote comprehensive waste reduction practices across campus and educate students on the importance of recycle and reuse.
• We will also work with Carolina Dining Services (CDS), the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling, and Edible Campus to promote direct composting in dining halls and around campus.
• Our administration will also work with Department Chairs and UNC’s Dean of Students to encourage professors to reduce paper waste and transition all testing and classwork to the virtual setting.
Work with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to Encourage Use of Solar Panels
Efforts to create a greener Carolina should include residence halls around campus. Currently, there are clusters of purchased solar panels that are going unused in residence halls. Rather than positioning these green investments to the top of our residence halls, they have been turned off and are sitting in the basements of select residence halls. The Everett Administration will advocate for the immediate implementation of these solar panels to our campus energy grid, as well as the future purchase of more panels.
• The Everett Administration will work with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to lobby Carolina Housing to incorporate the unused solar panels into the university’s energy grid.
• We will also work with the Office of the Chancellor and the UNC Institute for the Environment to mandate that Carolina Housing inform the campus community of any solar panels that have already been purchased but remain unused.
• Our administration will also encourage university leadership and UNC’s Board of Trustees to allocate increased levels of funds toward the purchase of solar panels and green energy production.
• The Everett Administration also will form partnerships with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to create effective communication with the organization and Student Government.
Carolina has the best students in the world. Our students have led, served, and broken countless barriers. Regardless of our accomplishments and value as students, our university has struggled to effectively protect the mental wellness and safety of our students. Many students have suffered by the complacency of our university policies surrounding wellness, accessibility, and gender-based violence. The Everett Administration recognizes and will be crucial advocates in paving a way to a new Carolina – one that is safe, secure, and truly Shares the Podium with its students.
Mental Health and Wellness
Lead and Organize Communication within the Transition of New CAPS Director
Advocating for the mental well-being of students is another crucial goal for our administration, and this work begins with UNC’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). With a new Director of CAPS onboarding in the Fall of 2023, the Everett Administration will put utmost effort into communication, collaboration, and mentorship to aid the director in adjusting to the needs of our campus. We will create an immediate, productive relationship with the new leadership tol foster an environment that prioritizes openness, inclusivity, and mental wellness.
• The Everett Administration will hold monthly meetings between the CAPS Director and leadership of Student Government’s Student Safety and Wellness department.
• We will also advocate for increases in funding, size, and diversity of employees at CAPS.
• Our administration will aid in the creation of a yearly review archive for mental health and wellness policies, organizations, goals, and programming events for our historical records. This archive will also be accessible for everyone at our university.
• The Everett Administration will also participate in programming and communication with the student body in various formats (including town halls, social campaigns, and events) to increase accountability with the service and to combat any misinformation.
Establish the Mental Health Coalition as an Independent Agency
Our university has numerous student-led organizations that center mental health and wellness. However, there are countless organizations with this same pursuit that remain underutilized. Currently, there is an existing coalition of these organizations operating under the jurisdiction of Student Government. In order to provide these organizations with greater power and ability to communicate and collaborate, the Everett Administration will establish the Mental Health Coalition as an independent agency of the school rather than operating under Student Government.
• The Everett Administration will work with the Mental Health Coalition to determine the goals of the body and provide a wider scope for the coalition that is free from discretion by the Student Body President. This will provide the body with increased autonomy and enable them to address numerous student concerns regarding mental wellness on campus.
• Our administration will still be strong advocates for this body and will remain connected in order to provide the coalition with access to Student Government’s resources and university leadership.
Mental Health Care Model Reform
Our current mental health care model has failed to effectively address accessibility and sustainability concerns for students around campus. The Everett Administration knows this and is a strong advocate for the implementation of The Stepped Care Model – a model that increases the reach of resources outside our university, organizes a hierarchy of resources grouped by type, and creates a 24-hour holistic intake form via Behavioral Health Measure (BHM-20) for accurate resource direction and diagnosis. Our administration will advocate for the implementation of this program and continue fighting for the mental betterment of students.
• The Everett Administration will work with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), UNC’s Dean of Students, and other student-led mental health organizations to advocate for the implementation of the Stepped Care Model.
• We will also advocate for the implementation of a reliable, e-therapy option for students that operates outside of CAPS. This will be beneficial in providing students with increased accessibility, discretion, and ability to work at their own pace.
• Our administration will invite members of CAPS, Student Government, and university leadership to attend Mental Health Coalition meetings to create unified responses to mental wellness around campus.
Continue Supporting the Implementation of Wellness Days
Wellness days are crucial steps taken by the university to promote mental health and wellness. These days have been very beneficial for students, while maintaining the university’s accreditation. The Everett Administration recognizes the importance of these mental breaks and is committed to not only ensuring that they are permanent days from here-on-out, but also pushing for these days at other University of North Carolina System Schools.
• The Everett Administration will work with student organizations and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to ensure that university leadership and UNC’s Board of Trustees mandate these days as permanent additions to our academic calendar.
• Our administration will also advocate with other Student Body Presidents represented on the University of North Carolina Associations of Student Governments (ASG) to mandate these days as recognized days across all universities in our system.
Further Develop and Promote the Heels Care Network
Created in the spring of 2022, The Heels Care Network is a new campus webpage that aims to be inclusive to all school-provided resources a student may need for their mental health, whether in crisis or in generality. Since the majority of the student body is relatively unaware of its existence, the Everett Administration recognizes a desperate need to develop and promote the Heels Care Network to address student concern of lacking mental health resources on campus.
• The Everett Administration will create a campaign using the unique stories and voices of students who have used the Heels Care Network to showcase all the program offers. This will be beneficial in creating an environment that is open to conversations surrounding mental illnesses.
• We will also work with UNC Healthy Heels to establish a permanent and publicized feedback form to ensure that student feedback is tracked and considered during development.
Collaborate with Administration and Faculty on JED Campus Initiatives
JED Campus is a non-profit entity that has been directed to our campus to provide strategic planning for administration and faculty to reduce students’ susceptibility to suicide and suicidal tendencies through a four-year process. With the first year of JED’s assessment ending in January of 2023, it is now time to take in their expert advice for our school. The Everett Administration sees this process as a perfect opportunity to hold the university accountable in progressing our school to a place where mental health is an imperative priority.
• The Everett Administration will work with UNC Academic Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Campus Health to effectively implement this program at Carolina.
• We will also work to implement additional JED Campus programs, including mental break spaces around campus and promoting and strengthening peer network programs.
Center Ability-Status and Accessibility Initiatives
Our university has consistently failed to meet the accessibility needs of large groups on campus. Rather than being a safe haven for individuals across our campus, Carolina has continued to eradicate and erase countless disabled voices – posing threats to accommodation, accessibility, inclusion, and support. The Everett Administration recognizes these threats and will prioritize the well-being and safety of our entire UNC community.
• The Everett Administration will center identity-specific accessibility needs to include those with: intellectual disabilities, emotional disabilities, physical disabilities, cognitive differences, and chronic pain and illness. We will also prioritize supporting those who are: pregnant, campus mothers, parents, guardians, and caregivers.
• Our administration will elevate disability needs and define disability broadly, therefore emphasizing increased campus and dorm accessibility.
• We will also work alongside the Office of Accessibility Resources and Service (ARS) to advocate for additional baby changing tables in campus restrooms, continued priority dorm placement for students with disabilities, a multi-lingual and accessible bus schedule, and more diverse and accessible Lifetime Fitness (LFIT) course options.
Support Motion Sensor Lights in Residence Halls for Students with Disabilities
Motion sensor lights in residence halls have been important tools used to support students with disabilities across our campus. Although these lights are beneficial, there have been many student concerns about the flawed timing of the lights and their overall effectiveness. The Everett Administration will work with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to analyze the effectiveness of these motion sensor lights and pursue additional safety measures in residence halls across campus.
• The Everett Administration will work with RHA to survey students on the effectiveness of motion sensor lights in residence halls.
• We will then work with Carolina Housing to add improvements to existing motion sensor lights around campus and advocate for the implementation of these lights in residence halls that may be missing them.
• Our administration will also survey students about Carolina Housing’s proposal for the implementation of security cameras outside of residence halls.
Lobby for Elevators in All Buildings on Campus
Carolina is not an accessible place for students with disabilities. Countless students with disabilities have struggled to physically navigate our university. Whether in residence halls, academic buildings, or participating in our traditions at the Old Well, many students have continued to be disenfranchised by our university’s unwillingness to create an accessible Carolina. The Everett Administration is committed to creating a Carolina for Everyone and will work with these students to lobby the university to meet these ongoing needs.
• Many buildings on campus are historically protected and are hereby prevented from being renovated to incorporate elevators. The Everett Administration will work with the Office of Accessibility Resources &
Service (ARS) to lobby university administration and UNC’s Board of Trustees to create a more accessible Carolina.
• We will also work with these parties to discuss the feasibility of changing the regulations of historically protected buildings to always include renovations for the growing needs of Carolina students.
• Our administration will also advocate for the addition of a permanent and easily accessible ramp at the Old Well for students with disabilities.
Advocate for Increased Numbers of Available Wheelchair Accessible First Floor Rooms
In order to create a campus that all students can call home, there has to be consistent effort in meeting student needs and demands. Carolina Housing has continued to claim that they have made additional wheelchair accessible first floor rooms available for students with disabilities. This claim is false, and the Everett Administration will fight to ensure that more of these rooms are available to these students.
• The Everett Administration will work with the Office of Accessibility Resources & Service (ARS) and the Office of the Chancellor to push Carolina Housing to make these necessary renovations and better protect students with disabilities.
• We will also work with the Office of Accessibility Resources & Service (ARS) and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to continue implementing any accessibility concerns that arise around campus.
Gender-Based Violence and Campus Safety
Require Student Government Members to Undergo Violence Prevention and Trauma Response Trainings
UNC’s Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services (VPAS) displays a commitment to preventing all forms of gender-based violence and providing support to those facing the impacts of violence. With the recent resurrection of Helping Advocates for Ending Violence Now training (HAVEN) and One ACT training, the Everett Administration aims to require Student Government faculty to undergo both trainings as we continue to prioritize violence prevention and support initiatives. Through these trainings, our Student Government will be equipped in survivor traumasupport and bystander and implicit bias intervention.
• The Everett Administration will implement HAVEN to create a body of strong, confident, and trauma-informed allies. This will ensure that our student leaders can be trained advocates to those who have experiences including sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and/or stalking.
• We will also implement One ACT Trainings to teach these individuals the importance of bystander intervention, identification of violence and harassment, and ways to safely intervene.
Center Student Government Specific Reporting Measures
Gender-based violence is an institutional level concern, observable in nearly every sub-community, group, and organization. Members of our community have voiced valid concern of reporting barriers when faced with violence in student organizations. These barriers present large concerns of power distribution and accountability for our student leaders. The Everett Administration recognizes gender-based violence as a relevant issue and will respond to all accounts with urgency.
• The Everett Administration will work with the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (EOC) to implement new organizational reporting structures for Student Government members that may be experiencing a form of gender-based violence. This form will also be a tool that can be used by students to report any instances of gender-based violence committed by Student Government members.
• We will provide a reporting structure with a safe and confidential space for students to speak about their experiences and pursue action. These reports will remain confidential, and reporters may be referred to another confidential support service such as the Gender Violence Service Coordinators (GVSCs) for ongoing support.
• These reports may consist of (but are not limited to): any form of sexual harassment or assault, threatening comments and behaviors, repeated refusal to use correct gender identification/pronouns, or discriminatory actions, comments, and behaviors on the basis of sex, gender, race, ability-status, ethnicity, religious group, or practice.
• Our administration will also use Title XI as a guide for the implementation of these mechanisms, and we will continue to not tolerate any forms of gender-based violence and discrimination. Instead, we strongly value the safety, comfort, and accountability of all individuals.
Expand the SafeWalk Program
UNC’s SafeWalk program is pivotal in the fight for a safer Carolina. This program has helped to safely transport countless students around campus, but the Everett Administration sees more room to grow this program. Our administration will advocate for the expansion of the SafeWalk Program to include extended days of operation and additional locations around campus to ensure more-and-more students make it home safe.
• The Everett Administration will work with the SafeWalk Program and other relevant organizations to extend the days of operation to include Friday nights. This will ensure that students are offered this safety measure throughout the entirety of the academic week.
• Our administration will also advocate for additional SafeWalk locations at different places around campus, including around South Campus and near the Old Well.
Increase Visibility of the Safe Ride Program
The Safe Ride program is another tool that has helped to ensure the safety of students on campus and in the surrounding areas. This program operates from 11:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. from Thursday-Saturday and includes service to multiple locations around our community, including MLK, Jr. Boulevard, Smith Level Road, and Franklin Street. The Everett Administration is a strong advocate for this program and will work to support and add visibility to this program.
• The Everett Administration will UNC Transportation and Parking to discover new ways to add visibility and awareness of this program to students around campus.
• We will also advocate for the extension of this program to include late night hours on Sunday to reach an even larger crowd.
Promotion of Sex Positive Initiatives
Recent student wellness survey data suggests that students have expressed difficulty in accurately naming sexual and reproductive health related resources offered by the Sexual Health and Relationship Education (SHARE) program. Furthermore, polls from previous terms identified a campus-wide lack of knowledge regarding locations of safe-sex inventory, as well as the correct usage of safe-sex inventory. The Everett Administration acknowledges comprehensive sex-positive efforts as a crucial element of effective violence prevention and will devote our work to recentering community sex education.
• The Everett Administration will work with the HeelsCare Network and interested student organizations to promote campus sexual and relationship health workshops and events on various platforms (HeelsCare Network, HeelLife, etc.) to encourage increased community awareness about sexual health.
• We will partner with The Pleasure Activists and other student groups for event outreach.
• Our administration will work with the HeelsCare Network to publicize accurate and easily-locatable information on campus safe-sex supplies (condoms, lube, dental dams, etc.).
• The Everett Administration will also demonstrate a culturally aware and respectful perspective on healthy sex.