The group formed the select committee at its meeting Tuesday, after first discussing it at a rules and judiciary committee meeting on April 14.
“I believe that Student Congress has beat around the bush enough on this issue and it’s time to take a stand,” said Speaker David Joyner, who proposed the committee.
The committee will research the history of Saunders Hall and ask for student opinions about what should be done.
“My desired outcome is for students to have a place to voice their opinions within Student Congress,” Joyner said.
JoJo Drake was appointed chairwoman of the committee.
“It’s clearly an issue that’s making waves across campus,” she said. “I think we really need to bring in and hear the opinion of others to continue to make waves.”
Drake said she is currently in favor of renaming Saunders Hall, but she wants to provide a contextualized history if the decision is made.
“I think you need to gather information and go about it in that manner,” she said. “You can’t be a committee member and say ‘this is our stance’ until you gather all of the information and look at it that way.”