Congress began their meeting by passing a resolution condemning the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.
The resolution states that Congress condemns "in the strongest possible terms" the terrorists who planned and carried out the attacks and "commits to encourage the students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support the victims, survivors, rescue workers and others in their efforts in New York and Washington."
Congress also passed a resolution condemning racially motivated bigotry and violence in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
Rep. Gregory Wahl, Dist. 1, said Congress passed the resolutions as a statement of their support for the victims of the attack.
"The purpose of resolutions for Student Congress is to show unity behind a cause," Wahl said.
In addition, Student Body President Justin Young presented Congress with his administration's October Report, a detailed description of projects his administration is presently working on or plans to address this semester.
Young discussed the executive branch's involvement with a number of student organizations and causes, including the Carolina Lobby Corps, a group of students trained to lobby their state and local representatives and help make the student voice heard among lawmakers.
In addition to presenting the report, Young issued an executive order for a special congressional election to fill what has become an overwhelming number of vacant seats in Congress.
The special election will be held Nov. 7, the same day as the Homecoming King and Queen election.