An Interview with Brittany Klug, CUSC President-Elect


Brittany Klug, President-Elect of Student Council

What are your plans for CUSC for next year? 

My current plan is to build upon what the previous president and council, have done this year.  Internally, I hope to restructure some of the committees in Council and bring about more CUSC unity.  Overall, my main goal is to help the student body understand what Council really does and work with them to improve the functions of Council.  There is a large misconception that Council has no real power and only doles out funds.  In actuality, we have a hand in almost every part of campus life.  While we do provide funds for student groups, we also are the main bridge between students and the administration.  We have the power to put forth policy initiatives, help coordinate events, offer proper representation for all students, and so muc h more.  Council is most effective when we gain feedback from students.

What are you most excited about for next year, as president-elect?

My term begins on March 26 (next Wednesday) and I am really just excited to begin officially working.  These past few weeks, I have been meeting with members of the administration and with members of the undergraduate student body.  It has been so exciting to hear all of their ideas and perspectives.  I feel ready to take on this role and continue to work with a terrific group of council members.

How can people get involved? What if they don’t want to be on Council but still want to be connected?

Students can get involved by just showing up to our weekly meetings, which are held every weekday at 9:15 p.m. in Grace and are always open to the public.  Voicing your concerns or ideas is always welcomed whether in the context of a meeting or reaching out via email to your representative.  In addition, there are a large number of committees on campus that want student input/representation.  You do not need to be an elected member of council to join one of the committees; all you have to do is talk to Council and inquire about open positions.  Council thrives on student involvement-we can’t accurately represent if we don’t know what the student body wants.

Anything else you would like to share?

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please reach out to either your representative or myself.  I am always willing to talk, and the reason I wanted to be CUSC President was to hear from students.  Feel free to email me at [email protected] or just say hi around campus.