As spring semester comes to a close the Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP) have important decisions to make − elections, budgets and final votes on bills put extra pressure on the members of ASUP. And, with a lack of staff in the student activities department, ASUP President Emma Fuller and Student Activities Director Jeromy Koffler have both been stretched thin with an overwhelming workload. Thanks to the new hire of Elizabeth Parkman they are both happy to have someone to share those responsibilities with.
Student activities are a large part of life on campus at The University of Portland. From events like Rock the Bluff to individual clubs, these activities bring students together to make UP a community. This year, with the impacts of the “freshman melt,” the Associated Students of University of Portland (ASUP) may not be able to provide clubs and student activities with the financial support they typically have.
The University has hired Jackie Moran from Grand River Solutions to serve the roles previously held by the Title IX coordinator position. Moran was introduced at Tuesday night's Title IX Information Session and Q&A. During this, Moran and Herdener discussed the Title IX department at UP, what resources students have, and what their roles are in the department. On Dec.1 students and faculty received an email announcing the Title IX coordinator position had been cut due to budget cuts. Dean of Students and President for Student Development Tammy Herdener stepped in as interim director. Now, Moran has taken over the roles from that position.