Students are given a voice in million-dollar appropriation for classroom improvements

The Classroom Improvement Project is the USC Student Government’s newest initiative. With the goal of empowering the student voice, the Classroom Improvement Project will gives students a say on how to spend over $1 million in funding to improve academic space on campus. By surveying students, the Classroom Improvement Project hopes to identify the classroom spaces on campus in need of restoration.

The data gathered from the Classroom Improvement Project will be presented to the Classroom Enhancement and Scheduling Committee. Annually this committee appropriates some $1 million in funding to make USC’s academic spaces in the best condition for its students. Renovations will range from technology upgrades to cosmetic details in classrooms.

Student Body Vice President Ross Lordo’s newly created external affairs team is spearheading the initiative. The Classroom Improvement Project is just one of the many initiatives Vice President Lordo has helped to develop while in office. “From transparency and inclusivity, to transportation and Greek Affairs, Student Government is advocating for students on all fronts this year.” Lordo encourages all students to participate in the survey USC can direct repairs to the spaces students find most important.
“I want to ensure students are learning to the best of their ability, and the environment one is in affects how well he or she learns,” said Lordo. “The Classroom Improvement Project gives USC students the chance to make a difference in their learning environment for the better.”

Students should be as specific as possible when filling out the survey by mentioning which buildings, including exact room numbers, are in need of attention. The survey is live and will be open until Oct. 12. To be a voice for our students, provide your input through the following link: http://studentvoice.com/uosc/classroomimprovement16.