University launches interactive map, Board of Regents gets involved in university events


Jacob Boyko, News Editor

Following a late start to Jan. 9 Students’ Association meeting after technical difficulties, senators were addressed by Jay Molock about an upcoming rally and “marade” to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and were briefed on the university updates from university officials.


Michaela Willis, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, shared university updates. 

Jack’s Cupboard, SDSU’s free on-campus food pantry, has slashed its operating hours. Students can visit the food pantry Tuesdays between 3 and 7 p.m.

The university has launched an interactive map of the university including buildings, parking lots and ADA accessibility. The map can be accessed at!ct/0?sbc/.

The Board of Regents is working on policies regarding minors attending university events. 

“The intent is not to shut down events or minimize your ability to host events,” Willis said. 

The university provided a list of campus events for Spring of 2023 for the regents to review. The move follows the controversy surrounding the drag show hosted in the Volstorff Ballroom in the University Student Union by the Gender and Sexualities Alliance last semester.

Other business:

Next week, the Students’ Association will discuss Resolution 22-12-R. The resolution, titled “The SDSU Students’ Association continued support for the Gender and Sexualities Alliance and opposition of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation,” is a response to the backlash GSA has received from state legislatures regarding recent diversity events including the drag show.

“The SDSU Students’ Association opposes any state or Board of Regent legislation and policy changes that are found harmful, discriminatory or objective to GSA and LGBTQ+ identifying students on the South Dakota State University campus,” the resolution reads.

The Senate will also discuss Senate Outreach Month Training next week.