policies

Learn more about the Javvadi Administration's vision for an empowered, informed, and inclusive student body.  Here you will find select parts of the various policy areas included in the Javvadi Administration's platform. The complete policy areas can be found in the full platform.

 

The full platform can be found here. 

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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

 

Work to make “Class Features” mandatory for all courses uploaded to ConnectCarolina. This will alleviate much of the pre-course anxiety students face during the registration period, as well as ensure students are better prepared academically, mentally, and emotionally for any course they take.
 

Push to establish universal grading rubrics to combat variation in teaching assistants. We will collaborate with administration and the various academic deans to implement the most viable version of this policy; one that sets specific expectations for graders while not overburdening professors. Through this, transparency and consistency will be prioritized, thus better representing equal grade distribution.

Push for the underload policy developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to become a permanent option for undergraduates, allowing students more flexibility in handling their education at their own pace.

 
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gender-based violence

and harassment

Compile all the safety resources on campus into one easily accessible website dedicated to student safety. Add QR codes to the back of OneCards that will be linked to this website. 

We will develop content-warning mechanisms for Alert Carolina to ensure that survivors of gender-based violence and harassment can protect their mental health. Additionally, we will work with Alert Carolina to allow students to opt out of receiving messages that report gender-based violence. 


Work closely with UNC Administration to devise a code of conduct that holds student organizations accountable for instances of sexual misconduct and racism, while maintaining boundaries appropriate for a student advisory board under the University’s jurisdiction.

 
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racial and

minority equity

Open a public survey on day one of our administration, gauging public feedback on the state of race and equity on our campus and what Carolina can do better to serve our marginalized students. We hope to reach all racial and ethnic groups on campus and gain as much information as possible about all matters that are important to students so that any initiative proposed by Student Government will serve to move us closer towards equity and justice.

 

Work with UndocuCarolina to promote greater outreach to undocumented students who may be unfamiliar with existing resources, as well as create safe spaces for undocumented students to engage with faculty or peers in learning about the resources available to them.

 

Advocating for providing scholarship money for first generation students through the Lookout Scholars Program in order to make attending UNC more accessible to all students.

 
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accessibility

 

All classes should have asynchronous components if possible, with a requirement of closed captioning on all remote lectures or transcriptions of all remote lectures.

 

Continue to work with Housing to create a priority system to ensures that students who need to live in ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant housing can choose between several options to best fit their need.

 

We will advocate that New Student and Family Programs inform students at orientation of ARS and all of the services it provides, such as extended deadlines and flexible attendance. Students should be informed of the qualifications for these accommodations, and how the University assists students in receiving the qualifications, such as grant money for ADHD testing.

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affordability

Work to deal with the ‘food desert’ in UNC’s South Campus by working with Housing and CDS to lobby for and construct new, affordable dining options.

 

Changes will be made to promote safety and accessibility for students to have easier access both during the day and at night.

 

Transportation issues will be reevaluated, with the options for more direct lines to supermarkets for students without vehicles being a priority.

 

Advocate for work-study students and student staff involved in all areas of UNC to ensure that jobs and financial support remain available even as the University moves to cut personnel expenses. Advocate for minimal furloughs and layoffs of low-income workers, instead focusing on salary cuts higher up the income ladder.

 
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mental health

Creating a CAPS fund allowing private donors to specifically donate to CAPS to improve existing group therapy programs, increase wages, and hire therapists of diverse backgrounds. A fund would allow for donors to the University to specifically support the mental health and well-being of students by providing more comprehensive mental health services.

Create a peer support role that allows students to have another student guide them through the withdrawal process step by step. Students seeking withdrawal will remain anonymous, and withdrawal supporters will be Mental Health first Aid trained students that answer questions and help students on a case-by-case basis.

 
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arts

W​e will push to expand Arts Everywhere Day (Arts-Fest). Providing a venue for multiple student arts organizations to showcase their work, we will seek to provide Arts Everywhere Day with more resources to expand the showcase to more organizations.

 

We will work with the various Arts Departments to create an Arts Pantry to which graduating students can donate arts supplies they will no longer use. Furthermore, we will begin conversations about redirecting Makerspace funds to include art supplies for students.

 

We will collaborate with ITS to ensure that all students are provided the programs needed for class free of charge.

 

sustainability

Demand the University stop investing in all companies directly associated with the production of fossil fuels. These funds should be reinvested in reparations for the surrounding Carolina community, as well as other environmental justice projects that result from active and continued discussions with this community.

 

Organize various student and community protest groups to create a unified collective-action group to more broadly develop solutions to UNC’s cogeneration plant. This unified collective-action group would carry the full weight of both student- and community-led initiatives and allows for a broader outreach program to educate other students on the Cogeneration plant’s negative effects.

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Work with academic departments and existing university programs to provide free educational resources to students in the area to help combat the achievement gap in Orange County.

 

Work with student organizations to boost publicity of tutoring programs and resources and encourage student government officials to participate in these programs.

 

Coordinating with the Resident Hall Association to deliver voter registration forms to on-campus students at the beginning of the year.

 
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community and

state relations

The Javvadi Administration will continue the work of the Moseley Administration to push for a more inclusive, transparent, and communicative environment throughout the community by continuing the Mayor’s Advisory Council project.

 

The Javvadi Administration is aware that finding affordable housing in Chapel Hill can be a difficult and stressful situation for many students so, SEA will collaborate with other areas of Student Government to create a Housing Fund for students in need of financial aid.

 

SEA will improve and expand the Go Local Program to facilitate relations with potential international students and generate partnerships with international universities.

 

The Javvadi Administration will create resources to help international students transition to UNC, including help with navigating F1 visas.

 

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

Advocating for graduate and professional students to receive a living wage in the form of a stipend so they can support themselves, their families, and meet their needs such as rent, utilities, and food without stress.

 

Helping our graduate and professional students pay school fees in a time when they are already financially burdened will ensure the mental, financial, and physiological well-being of our students. Continuing the work of the Collins Administration, the Javvadi Administration will work with the university and GPSF members to plan a program that will help cover the fees of additional GAPS in the face of the budget cuts the university is going through.

 

Work with the university and GPSF members to include dental care as part of the benefits package GAPS receive at UNC.

 

LGBTQ+

Advocate that ConnectCarolina, the information system of priority at Carolina, to have a preferred name feature that will automatically be used for all possible university information systems.

 

Advocate that the University expand and its legal services for changing names. We will work with Carolina Student Legal Services to both publicize its services and ensure that their staff can offer assistance with the name changing process.

 

Collaborate with the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, the Carolina Pride Alumni Network, and the LGBTQ Center to establish the funding for an LGBTQ+ specific housing scholarship.

 
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FIRST-YEAR, INTERNATIONAL, TRANSFER, AND OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS

Turn the First Year Focus Council into an Incoming Student Council to support new transfer students as well 

 

Add an International and OOS students committee to address the specific needs of these students, as they currently have no real representation in executive branch.

 

International students often struggle to find professional opportunities due to visa complications with potential employers. Due to this, the Javvadi Administration will push to work with Carolina administration to schedule a regular career fair with companies that have been cleared as international student friendly for visa purposes.

 
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT
TRANSPARENCY AND ENGAGEMENT

Open a new position within the Executive Branch titled “Junior Advisors”. Junior Advisors will: have no prior experience in SG to encourage general student involvement in SG, apply to the position with a project or policy idea they would like to pursue, have the support of existing SG members and new applicants, and will serve for one year.

 

The Undergraduate Secretary is currently in charge of the Communications Taskforce, a committee tasked with publicizing Student Government work and spearheading outreach efforts. This group is going to be one of the most important committees within SG for our administration because of its crucial role in outreach and engagement, to ensure it is functioning at its peak we will  divide the taskf orce into Outreach, Public Relations, and Technology teams with each serving a distinct role within the Administration.

 

Require that these SG members meet with an assigned student organization at least once to gain a better understanding of the needs of the organization. Ensure that SG officials remain in constant contact with these organizations to ensure accessibility.