The Student Services Committee held its first meeting of the academic school year on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Director of Student Services Allanah Morales started the meeting off by sharing her plan for a healthy living week.
Morales and senators are considering calling the week of events “A Better You @ EMU.” The committee is plans to have the event during the week leading up to the Self Care Fair, which takes place at the end of both academic semesters.
Morales said they could start by having a day focused on health and diet.
“We’d talk about how to better your health and diet through food,” Morales said. “We’d talk about food options on this campus. And then at the end we would try to provide some resources, such as sheets listing restaurants and markets.”
The committee also discussed having days focusing on financial literacy, sexual health and exercise. If the Self Care Fair falls through, the committee would have a day focusing on the mental health of marginalized people.
Morales also brought up the idea of having a lock-in of sorts at the Rec I.M. and collaborating with different student organizations to have fitness-related games and fun events revolving around physical health.
The committee plans on reaching out to groups such as the EMU Credit Union, the Poetry Society, Active Minds, CAPS and other various groups and student organizations to give students the best overall experiences as the year progresses.