Research and evaluate the university’s ability to subsidize testing and vaccines for all students who cannot afford one.
Advocate for the university to reach out to internships and employers that laid students off in the Spring semester due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and appeal to them to take those students back once the pandemic calms down.
Negotiate scholarships for students who might no longer afford to attend MSU due to the effects of the virus and social distancing on their income.
Engage in fundraising activities to subsidize transportation services for seniors who might need to come back to campus for commencement once the pandemic dies down.
Launch an anti-stigma social media campaign to support members of the MSU community who have been victimized but the virus.
Work with the Asian-Pasific American Student Organization (APASO) to campaign against rising hate sentiments geared towards Asian students and students of Asian descent.
Push MSU administration and MSU lobbyists to advocate for extensions to international students whose student statuses will be invalidated if they spend more than five months out of the US. Monitor and communicate any changes in US immigration policies that will affect international students who are currently at home.
Provision of preventive materials and food to students through additional donations to the MSU food banks’ meijer gift card project.
Work with CAPS to provide rapid and effective Mental health services for students both during social distancing and when they return to campus. This is because of the social anxiety and other concerns that students may develop due to months of social distancing.
Proactively prepare for on campus students contracting the virus. For example, work on ways to safely transport primordial needs like food during self-quarantine.
Continuously gather and communicate resources to the student body for food access, utility availability, medical assistance, job security, and housing help.
Partner with relevant stakeholders to provide a comprehensive guide to help students thrive academically in their online classes.
Actively engage the Council of Students with Disabilities so as to support special needs for students with disabilities who might still be living on campus.
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