DEI liaison applications close Tuesday

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DEI liaison applications close Tuesday

Gerardo Aguilera | @jerry21aguilera, Contributing Writer

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The Student Government Association (SGA) has opened up applications for a new role in its recently formed cabinet of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). This cabinet works conjointly with Demarcus Joiner, the first elected vice president for the organization’s DEI office. 

Two DEI liaisons will be appointed to the cabinet of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These liaisons will be working hand in hand with minority students to guide and promote diversity efforts at the University. 

The liaison position was made possible by Resolution 50, which was passed in early October of this year. The cabinet, which was created last year with the help of Jay Little, then a senior majoring in computer science, was formed for students whose voices have been underrepresented at the University.

The new position will primarily serve as a way to promote communication, as the SGA works to close the gap between the organization and minority students. 

“The DEI liaison position was created to continue fostering a more inclusive campus environment for all students,” Joiner said. “The SGA intends to give minority students an even greater opportunity to be heard by appointing a liaison dedicated to communicating with and representing campus minorities. The students chosen to be DEI liaisons will serve on the DEI cabinet and attend all cabinet meetings.” 

The Black Student Union (BSU) and SGA will work together to look over applications. Applications are available on the SGA website and close on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 11:59 p.m. Any questions may be directed to Joiner at dajoiner@crimson.ua.edu.