Sam Green, student body vice president, spoke on the importance of voting in the context of the impending presidential election.
Green said student government teams are collaborating with organizations to create a concert to promote voter registration.
“Later today, I’ll be dropping off a letter addressed to Chancellor Folt to ask her to use her voice to invite Chance the Rapper, a well-known artist that is known for his call to action on civic engagement, to headline this concert,” he said.
Green said student government felt they had an obligation to trust the administration while balancing the needs of the student body in the wake of recent sexual assault allegations.
“We will be delving deeper into this issue and making sure that every student feels comfortable on this campus,” he said.
Chancellor Carol Folt echoed Green’s wish to ensure students’ safety.
“While it would be irresponsible for me to ever try to take sides and discuss specific issues that are taking place in the present, I think it’s very important that I do continue to say that getting this right ... is absolutely critical and we will work with everyone on campus to continue to address those issues and spread that word,” Folt said.
She extended her support for campus community members who have been affected by the recent shooting and protests in Charlotte.