The vote was 12-8 against as some members of the SA questioned the pick’s knowledge of the position.
A resolution had been passed two years earlier calling for the same action as Frazier’s resolutions—for “gender identity” and “gender expression” to be included in BC’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.
The resolution called for UGBC to acknowledge and recognize “pro-life activism” as a “legitimate and important form of advocacy.”
University president William P. Leahy, S.J.’s email to the BC community about the travel ban inspired Aneeb Sheikh to draft the resolution calling for BC to provide free housing for affected members of the community.
The resolutions suggests that the University set aside housing for students who might feel unable to return home during school breaks.
Vacancies in the Student Assembly are usually filled by appointment.
Proietta and Mancini think BC as a whole is more conservative than the SA, and they want UGBC’s advocacy efforts to reflect that.
Another resolution calls for BC to revamp its bias incident reporting by creating an ad hoc response team and centralizing an online form on the Agora Portal.
The resolutions involve no approved plans or definite policy changes, and are meant largely as statements.
The presenters of the resolution argued that spiritual formation is integral to all human development, but others disagreed.