The Council of Commonwealth Student Governments will hold council weekend this Friday and Saturday and plan to discuss diversity, among other topics.
President of CCSG Ben Clark outlined the agenda for the upcoming meeting and said that though there is no new legislation planned, there is a full schedule for the two-day meeting.
In light of recent events at University Park, diversity will be a main topic at the meeting, Clark (senior-accounting) said.
"It's important to have this conversation, and it's a great conversation to have," Clark said.
The meeting will consider the nationally recognized "No Place for Hate" campaign at Penn State Abington and look to extend it to all Penn State campuses.
CCSG will also send a representative to the UPUA Diversity Awareness Task Force meeting Friday night.
Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims will be the guest speaker at the meeting. Sims will speak to the assembly and then open the floor for questions, Clark said.
Clark said another topic that will be discussed is the honor code and student code of conduct.
"We need to have a point where students are more responsible in terms of academia and university policy," said Chandra Ulinfun, CCSG vice president.
CCSG will continue its work with the code of conduct after the meeting ends.
"It's a lot of heavy lifting outside the meeting," Clark said.
Clark also said CCSG is working closely with Larry Backer, the chair of the Faculty Senate, with regard to the honor code.
Victoria Powell, caucus overall, said her biggest goal for the caucus session was to foster cohesive communication.
The caucus will discuss diversity, the Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, and any questions members may have for Sims, Powell (senior-psychology) said.
"We're making sure everyone is on the same page for the end of the year and going forward into next semester," Powell said.