The Associated Students of the University of La Verne took a huge step in promoting the voice of the student body by releasing a resolution stating that the governing body did not agree with the 4.9 percent tuition increase that the University’s Board of Trustees has voted on for the next school year.
ASULV proposed a number of possible solutions in the resolution to the problem of student’s voices not being heard including having a member of ASULV sit in on board meetings and vote on issues and public hearings, where students and community members would be able to come out and voice their opinions before decisions were made.
There have been many times when students have tried to voice their opinions and felt like they were talking to a brick wall, but with ASULV heading this crusade against the process of voting for important matters, such as the tuition hike, students will have a better chance of having their opinions heard.
It seems as if there is no end to the constant stream of Campus Times articles and editorials addressing tuition hikes, parking situations and registration troubles, but none of these issues have ever been fully resolved.
When the University announced that the students residing in Vista were required to park their cars in the shuttle lot this year the students were outraged, but nothing done about it.
The University needs to take our student voices into consideration and the student government’s opinion should have more weight than it has now.
Our new ASULV representatives are calling for more transparency within the university. We hope that they will be persistent in their efforts to making our university one that is honest and open with the student body.