Candidates were allowed two minutes to summarize their platforms, then Rudy Kleysteuber, co-president of the Campus Y, and Jessica Marks, co-chairwoman of staff relations for the RHA, directed questions to all six candidates present.
The topics addressed included reaching out to on-campus students, Native American issues, housekeeper grievances, construction hassles and each candidate's definition of social justice.
The candidates expressed ideas on how, as student body president, they could make campus safer, more accessible and better able to accommodate the needs of students.
Candidate Dustyn Baker said her work with minority student recruitment would aid in her ability to recruit Native American students. A tool to accomplish this is to offer Native American studies as a minor.
"I want to try to represent the diverse student needs," she said.
Candidate Annie Peirce agreed, saying she plans to work on offering Native American studies as a major and minor and create monthly forums in which students could discuss minority issues.
Candidate Justin Young said he wants "a student government that works for the students."
He discussed plans to reach out to students living on campus by addressing the issue of construction. "I will work to ensure student convenience, student safety and environmental protection."
In an attempt to ease the strain of construction on students, candidate Correy Campbell said he will create a group of student representatives to work with officials in determining the best detours and the best hours to work.