ASG prioritizing in-person as ‘a must’ for engaging with campus


Bianca Ascencio, Associate Editor

The Associated Student Government discussed ways to motivate students to get vaccinated and reviewed strategies for community outreach during its meeting on Friday, Nov. 5.

For the vaccination campaign to succeed, the ASG determined that student and in-person engagement is a must. The ASG represents students in administrative matters.

“We need to know who we are targeting.” President Allegra Kabukapua Kalombo said.

The ASG hopes to have everything in motion by next week, and to have more solid updates on the vaccination campaign. The special Vaccination Committee has been assigned to make decisions regarding the campaign, as well as advertising to the City College community.

“We are also thinking of asking some teachers and students to help us so they can be involved in the committee,” Kabukapua Kalombo said.

Students who have any questions or would like to join the committee can get in contact with Kabukapua Kalombo at [email protected] for more information.

“Everything is in motion,” Head of the Vaccination Committee Cameron Black said about the progress of the special committee and their campaign launch date.

The ASG also reflected on its meetings with the student body from the previous week.

Students met ASG representatives in-person and voiced their concerns. Beyond meeting their campus constituents, for many of the officers it was their first time meeting each other in-person.

“The ASG took many requests from the [City College] student body,” Commissioner of Events Aurore Bernard said.

Ideas like in-person events and more accessible food prices in the cafeteria were voiced amongst the student suggestions.

“They want to meet people,” Bernard said regarding comments from the student body.

Additional suggestions included student night concerts, clean-up days and more available academic resources.

“We should definitely have another one,” Student Trustee Chernor Diallo said on hosting a second ASG campus community town hall.

Club Day will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Monday Nov. 8. This year Club Day will be held in a one hour, virtual format for the 18 clubs active during Fall 2021.

The first half will be more of an ice breaker for interested students before beginning the planned activities. ASG will also present themselves to the clubs.

“Students are really interested in having in-person events,” Kabukapua Kalombo said.

Many of the club leaders who have been in contact with Kabukapua Kalombo have mentioned they would like to have in-person events with the student body.

The ASG will reconvene to further discuss the vaccination campaign on Friday, Nov. 12.