Initiative Tracker


Complete In-Progress Delayed Due to Covid-19


Academic Affairs

Contact: sgaacademics@ucf.edu


Monday Mental Health Break

Status: Completed

This will be monthly events to provide students a chance to relax and participate in de-stressing activities.

Academic Archive

Status: In-Progress

Check on previous progress to ensure past syllabi are available to students prior to registering for classes each semester on the Student Government website.

24/7 Library

Status: In-Progress

Work with the UCF Library to identify resources and advocacy needed to implement a 24-hour library pilot program (1st floor focus.)

Revamp myUCF
and KnightConnect
Revamp myUCF and
KnightConnect

Status: In-Progress

Advocate for a streamlined, user-friendly platform which will allow for easier access to class registration and academic resources.

Kram for the Exam

Status: In-Progress

Partner with Study Union to host events and give promo to encourage students to study for finals

Scholarships

Status: Completed

Through the SG Scholarship Committee work with organizations to propose and create special scholarships for those students involved in:

On-campus Employment – Housing, Student Union, All Knights Study, and the Recreation and Wellness Center.

Involvement – Homecoming, KnightThon, VolunteerUCF, LateKnights, CAB

Greek Life – DGC, NPHC, PAN, & IFC

Scholarships can now be found in A20

End of Course Evaluations

Status: In-Progress

Promote relevant information about MyUCF end-of-course evaluations to help students choose classes.

Speaker Series

Status: In-Progress

Advocate to bring local speakers to UCF.

Center for Innovation in Arts
and Entertainment

Status: In-Progress

Ensure that UCF’s Center for Innovation in Arts and Entertainment is prioritized.

Work with UCF Theatre, Art, and Music Departments to ensure student input is being considered during the construction of the center.

Monday Mental Health Break

Status: Completed

This will be monthly events to provide students a chance to relax and participate in de-stressing activities.

Scholarships

Status: Completed

Through the SG Scholarship Committee work with organizations to propose and create special scholarships for those students involved in:

On-campus Employment – Housing, Student Union, All Knights Study, and the Recreation and Wellness Center.

Involvement – Homecoming, KnightThon, VolunteerUCF, LateKnights, CAB

Greek Life – DGC, NPHC, PAN, & IFC

Scholarships can now be found in A20

Academic Archive

Status: In-Progress

Check on previous progress to ensure past syllabi are available to students prior to registering for classes each semester on the Student Government website.

24/7 Library

Status: In-Progress

Work with the UCF Library to identify resources and advocacy needed to implement a 24-hour library pilot program (1st floor focus.)

Revamp myUCF
and KnightConnect
Revamp myUCF and
KnightConnect

Status: In-Progress

Advocate for a streamlined, user-friendly platform which will allow for easier access to class registration and academic resources.

Kram for the Exam

Status: In-Progress

Partner with Study Union to host events and give promo to encourage students to study for finals

End of Course Evaluations

Status: In-Progress

Promote relevant information about MyUCF end-of-course evaluations to help students choose classes.

Speaker Series

Status: In-Progress

Advocate to bring local speakers to UCF.

Center for Innovation in Arts
and Entertainment

Status: In-Progress

Ensure that UCF’s Center for Innovation in Arts and Entertainment is prioritized.

Work with UCF Theatre, Art, and Music Departments to ensure student input is being considered during the construction of the center.


Athletics

Contact: sga_athletics@ucf.edu


Game Tickets

Status: Completed

Ensure that tickets to Athletics events and games (ex. Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, etc.) remain free for students.

Knightmare Student Advisory
Council
Knightmare Student
Advisory Council

Status: Completed

Continue the work of the previous Athletic Coordinator to organize an Athletic advisory board.

Knightmare Section

Status: Completed

Expand the student section.

More details can be found with UCF Athletics

Athletic Booster Events

Status: Completed

Host SG Spirit events with UCF athletics to encourage more attendance at less frequented games.

Add inflatables such as Jousting, obstacles courses, etc on Memory Mall.

Promote UCF spirit by adding a mechanical steed before sporting events

Memory Mall Tailgates

Status: Completed

Host fun activities during tailgates on Memory Mall.

The SG tailgates will October 9th and November 26th

Women’s Empowerment
Conference

Status: In-Progress

Third annual Women Empowerment Conference. This year it will be focused around women in sports. The event will be on March 24, 2022

Communications and Outreach

Contact: sga_comm@ucf.edu


Student Government Coffee Breaks Student Government
Coffee Breaks

Status: Completed

Host “coffee breaks” to discuss issues and concerns with members of the Student Body with the President and Vice President.

Dates for all Student Government Coffee breaks can be found in our Instagram @UCF.SG

Connect Campus In-Person Events Connect Campus In-Person
Events

Status: In-Progress

Work with Downtown Student Life and Rosen Life to host at least 2 in-person Student Government events a semester (ex. Concert, Festival, Special Guest, etc.)

Rosen Students

Status: In-Progress

Work with Rosen and UCF admin to open the previously closed RWC, so students have access to exercise and maintain a healthy balance

Implement a Rosen theme park shuttle that transports Rosen students to nearby theme parks such as Disney and Universal

Include Rosen Campus in the Geo-area, so students have access to Student Government free Lyft codes

Add more seating and implement more lounge areas across the campus, for students can work and also relax

Advocate for the addition of a food service location directly on campus- temporarily provide food trucks until need is met

Use kitchen lab to serve meals to students

Marching Knights

Status: In-Progress

Work with University Administration to advocate for the implementation of permanent flood lights on the practice field, find solutions to parking issues when practices are taking place.

Advocate for the extensions of time and range for shuttles during practice

Work to find solutions in the Campus Master plan, to implement a sidewalk aea, so students can safely access the practice field and add more water fountains, until need is met to implement temporary bottle fill stations.

Rosen Food Options

Status: In-Progress

Work to establish permanent food options for Rosen Students.

Transfer Students

Status: In-Progress

Build a more adequate orientation including formal tours of the main campus with insights that
may be hard to know if you’re not a first-year.

Work with administration on their plan to open a transfer student space that includes resources and hangout spaces for all transfer students.

Make the transfer experience better for all non direct connect students (or all transfer students)

Establish a transfer student issues advisory board that will meet with SG and university leads to hear what issues they care about

Work with O Team to add Tau Sigma and Transfer Knights (only two transfer RSOs on campus) back to the transfer orientation- online and in person

Downtown Students

Status: In-Progress

Advocate for the increase of shuttle times from Main Campus and Downtown and improve shuttle maintenance.

Advocate for additional food options and the inclusion of food trucks.

Student Employee Coalition

Status: In-Progress

Work directly with ASF funded agencies, RAs, and other student employees collectively to outline potential proposals, terms for contracts, and other needs.

Members would act as ambassadors and advisors to the Student- Body President regarding the student worker experience and address individual and group issues as they arise.

Student Affairs

Contact: sgastaffairs@ucf.edu


Food Trucks on Campus

Status: Completed

Work with Orlando vendors to host Food Trucks during the first two weeks of class near Memory Mall, so all students have a wide variety of food options to choose from.

UCF H.O.U.S.E

Status: In-Progress

In partnership with Knights Pantry and UCF CARES, create a 24/7 on-campus shelter for at-risk or homeless students.

Partner with the Southern Scholarship Foundation to bring Affordable Housing options to campus.

Knightflix

Status: In-Progress

Allow all students to access Knighflix using their NID while off campus

Coke Freestyle Machine Partnership Coke Freestyle Machine
Partnership

Status: In-Progress

Implement Coke Freestyle Machines across all campuses, offering students a reusable sensor cup that allows them to get free refills throughout the semester.

International Student Success Pegasus Penthouse

Status: In-Progress

Support international students towards finding internship opportunities and post-graduation careers in the United States.
Find study abroad alternatives by partnering with UCF Global and other universities Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Work on collaboration that fits in with ODI’s infrastructure plan. Find areas of solution for investing, operation of spaces, and institute potential

UCF Discounts and Deals

Status: Completed

Work with UCF’s outer community to establish student discounts to various businesses (food, recreation, social).

Expand Ticket Center to include Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

Weekly discounts can be found on the UCF mobile app under the discounts and promotions tab

Hunger & Homeless Coalition

Status: In-Progress

Connect with the food and housing insecurity and other related organizations for the creation of the Hunger and Homeless Coalition

Service Drives

Status: In-Progress

Work to host monthly Student Government Service drives in partnership with organizations such as Knight’s Pantry and others, on and off campus.

Pegasus Penthouse Pegasus Penthouse

Status: In-Progress

Advocate for the creation of a game room in the Student Union.

Food Trucks on Campus

Status: Completed

Work with Orlando vendors to host Food Trucks during the first two weeks of class near Memory Mall, so all students have a wide variety of food options to choose from.

UCF Discounts and Deals

Status: Completed

Work with UCF’s outer community to establish student discounts to various businesses (food, recreation, social).

Expand Ticket Center to include Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

Weekly discounts can be found on the UCF mobile app under the discounts and promotions tab

UCF H.O.U.S.E

Status: In-Progress

In partnership with Knights Pantry and UCF CARES, create a 24/7 on-campus shelter for at-risk or homeless students.

Partner with the Southern Scholarship Foundation to bring Affordable Housing options to campus.

knightFlix

Status: In-Progress

Allow all students to access Knighflix using their NID while off campus

Coke Freestyle Machine
Partnership

Status: In-Progress

Implement Coke Freestyle Machines across all campuses, offering students a reusable sensor cup that allows them to get free refills throughout the semester.

International Student Success

Status: In-Progress

Support international students towards finding internship opportunities and post-graduation careers in the United States.
Find study abroad alternatives by partnering with UCF Global and other universities Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Work on collaboration that fits in with ODI’s infrastructure plan. Find areas of solution for investing, operation of spaces, and institute potential

Hunger & Homeless Coalition

Status: In-Progress

Connect with the food and housing insecurity and other related organizations for the creation of the Hunger and Homeless Coalition

Service Drives

Status: In-Progress

Work to host monthly Student Government Service drives in partnership with organizations such as Knight’s Pantry and others, on and off campus.

Pegasus Penthouse

Status: In-Progress

Advocate for the creation of a game room in the Student Union.

Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: sga_diversity@ucf.edu


Anti-Racist Leadership Project

Status: Completed

AntiRacism is the active process of identifying and challenging systems of racism. At UCF, we pride ourselves on the resilience of our student leaders, and hope to educate on important issues with the support of our very own UCF Faculty and Staff.

The UCF SG AntiRacist Leadership Project seeks to empower students into becoming well-educated agents of change alongside their peers. As a member of the ARLP, students will be introduced into various leadership topics and opportunities, involving distinguished faculty and staff members to guide the education and share resources for deeper studies. Alongside regular workshops, program members will be encouraged to undertake their own social justice projects and research with the support of their peers.

Interfaith Council

Status: Completed

As the Interfaith Council, we will meet monthly to discuss campus issues, coordinate Interfaith services and programs, and advocate for greater platforms. Council representatives are responsible for attending these meetings with a team-player mindset. Council seats are open to all members of the UCF student community – no previous leadership experiences are needed, though communication skills must be well demonstrated.

LGBTQ+

Status: In-Progress

Work to advocate and ensure Knights can be identified by their chosen pronoun through the Registrar’s Office and MyUCF.

Evaluate the amount of access of gender neutral bathrooms and areas for improvement.

Premios Banderas

Status: Completed

As Student Government, it is important that we recognize the resiliency and accomplishments of our student leaders and organizations. Please join us on October 1st, 2021 at the Key West Ballroom as we celebrate their work in making our campus a diverse, inclusive institution.

Knight Knowledge

Status: In-Progress

Provide Student Government incentives for Knights who complete awareness training and workshops to foster a more socially conscious campus.

Safe Zone Training (LGBTQ+ Services)

Bystander Intervention Training (Green Dot)

Diversity Training (Office of Diversity and Inclusion)

Partnership with PSAC

Status: In-Progress

Work with the President’s Student Advisory Council to coordinate collaborative meetings and initiatives by hosting round table meetings to advise SG leadership.

Anti-Racist Leadership Project

Status: Completed

AntiRacism is the active process of identifying and challenging systems of racism. At UCF, we pride ourselves on the resilience of our student leaders, and hope to educate on important issues with the support of our very own UCF Faculty and Staff.

The UCF SG AntiRacist Leadership Project seeks to empower students into becoming well-educated agents of change alongside their peers. As a member of the ARLP, students will be introduced into various leadership topics and opportunities, involving distinguished faculty and staff members to guide the education and share resources for deeper studies. Alongside regular workshops, program members will be encouraged to undertake their own social justice projects and research with the support of their peers.

interfaith Council

Status: Completed

As the interfaith1 Council, we will meet monthly to discuss campus issues, coordinate interfaith1 services and programs, and advocate for greater platforms. Council representatives are responsible for attending these meetings with a team-player mindset. Council seats are open to all members of the UCF student community – no previous leadership experiences are needed, though communication skills must be well demonstrated.

Premios Banderas

Status: Completed

As Student Government, it is important that we recognize the resiliency and accomplishments of our student leaders and organizations. Please join us on October 1st, 2021 at the Key West Ballroom as we celebrate their work in making our campus a diverse, inclusive institution.

LGBTQ+

Status: In-Progress

Work to advocate and ensure Knights can be identified by their chosen pronoun through the Registrar’s Office and MyUCF.

Evaluate the amount of access of gender neutral bathrooms and areas for improvement.

Knight Knowledge

Status: In-Progress

Provide Student Government incentives for Knights who complete awareness training and workshops to foster a more socially conscious campus.

Safe Zone Training (LGBTQ+ Services)

Bystander Intervention Training (Green Dot)

Diversity Training (Office of Diversity and Inclusion)

Partnership with PSAC

Status: In-Progress

Work with the President’s Student Advisory Council to coordinate collaborative meetings and initiatives by hosting round table meetings to advise SG leadership.

Governmental Affairs

Contact: sgagovaffairs@ucf.edu


Voter Registration Drives

Status: Completed

Organize voter registration drives in collaboration with the Election Commission to increase civic engagement.

SG Annual Legislative Day at
the State Capitol

Status: In-Progress

Plan and implement the SG Annual Legislative Day at the state capitol on February 22, 2022.

Liason

Status: In-Progress

Inform students of pertinent issues in the Florida legislature and The Board of Governors.

Gov. Affairs Workshops

Status: In-Progress

Hold at least one governmental affair workshop each Fall and Spring semester to educate the student body on pertinent higher education issues and to provide for student feedback.

SG Lobbying Firm

Status: Completed

Maintain communication with the SG lobbying firm and regularly inform SG
of the firm’s productivity under the following guidelines:

Shall contact the lobbying firm at least once per month.

Shall inform all branches of SG of all pertinent activity of the lobbying
firm at least once per semester.

SG Day at the
Courthouse

Status: In-Progress

Plan and implement SG Day at the Courthouse

SG Day at City Hall

Status: In-Progress

Plan and implement SG Day at City Hall.

SG Day at the County

Status: In-Progress

Plan and implement SG Day at the County.

Voter Registration Drives

Status: Completed

Organize voter registration drives in collaboration with the Election Commission to increase civic engagement.

SG Lobbying Firm

Status: Completed

Maintain communication with the SG lobbying firm and regularly inform SG
of the firm’s productivity under the following guidelines:

Shall contact the lobbying firm at least once per month.

Shall inform all branches of SG of all pertinent activity of the lobbying
firm at least once per semester.

SG Annual Legislative Day at
the State Capitol

Status: In-Progress

Plan and implement the SG Annual Legislative Day at the state capitol on February 22, 2022.

liason

Status: In-Progress

Inform students of pertinent issues in the Florida legislature and The Board of Governors.

Gov. Affairs Workshops

Status: In-Progress

Hold at least one governmental affair workshop each Fall and Spring semester to educate the student body on pertinent higher education issues and to provide for student feedback.

SG Day at the
courtHouse

Status: In-Progress

Plan and implement SG Day at the courtHouse

SG Day at City Hall

Status: In-Progress

Plan and implement SG Day at City Hall.

SG Day at the County

Status: In-Progress

Plan and implement SG Day at the County.

Safety and Transportation

Contact: sgatransportation@ucf.edu


Lyft Codes

Status: Completed

Work to include Rosen Campus in the Geo-area, so students have access to Student Government free Lyft Codes. Or Alternatively create a separate access code for Rosen and Downtown Students.

Lyft codes can be found in the SG website each month

KnightLife Program

Status: In-Progress

Work to establish transportation for students to safely access UCF nightlife.

Bright Knights

Status: In-Progress

Work to identify the amount of security cameras across campus and identify key areas of improvement or where additions need to be made with blind spots.

Improve visibility on and near campus in low lit areas to increase pedestrian safety (Ex. Near Reflection Pond and Toppers).

Parking

Status: In-Progress

Explore avenues with UCF and the County for paving existing gravel lots on campus to increase attractive parking options

Work with Parking Services to make each student’s first ticket of the semester a warning

SPIN

Status: In-Progresss

Work to implement more Spin Scooters stations in high trafficked areas such as Greek Park, Academic Village, and Knights Plaza.

Shuttles

Status: In-Progress

Advocate for more maintenance and faster times for current UCF shuttles to connect students to other campuses.

Pedestrian Safety

Status: In-Progress

Advocate and work to identify resources needed to add reflectors, flashing beacons and ground lights to the crosswalk at the four-way-stop on Greek Park to alert drivers of crossing pedestrians and ensure safety for those walking to class. Subsequently, identify other pedestrian areas that need improvement.

UCF Police Department

Status: In-Progress

Partner with UCFPD to offer shortened ride-along programs to build relationships with students.

Hold “SG Conversations” with members of the community, Office of Diversity and Inclusion(ODI), and UCFPD to focus on education and awareness issues.

Sustainability and Innovation

Contact: sgainnovation@ucf.edu


Arboretum Park
Restoration

Status: In-Progress

Support the restoration of the Arboretum Park to engage more UCF community members, increase biodiversity, and create an overall healthier ecology on the UCF campus.

Menstrual Hygiene Products

Status: In-Progress

Work with Wellness and Health Promotion Services (WHPS) to add menstrual hygiene products in specific locations on campus

Fallen Knights Memorial Garden Fallen Knights
Memorial Garden

Status: In-Progress

Establish an on-campus butterfly garden that recognizes our fallen Knights, placed next to CAPS or next to Rehearsal Hall. This can include benches, bricks engraved with students’ names, bird baths, and flowers.

Food Waste Diversion

Status: In-Progress

Form partnerships with the City of Orlando, O-Town Compost, and Valencia to divert and reduce food waste.

Refund the Office of Sustainability
Initiatives
Refund the Office of
Sustainability Initiatives

Status: In-Progress

Work to advocate and support the rebuilding of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives that was drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which will in effect increase student employment and sustainability programming on campus.

Green Initiative Fund

Status: In-Progress

We will continue the work of the past administration to implement the Green Initiative Fund which will provide grants to students to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

24/7 Food Location

Status: In-Progress

Work to advocate with Aramark to establish one on-Campus Dining hall location as 24 hours, so on-campus students have direct access to food resources.

Residence Hall Gardens

Status: In-Progress

Work with RHA (Residence Hall Association) to expand a modified “Green Greeks” program to Academic Village, Lake Claire, and Towers.