"Meet the Moment" is the campaign slogan of the lone candidate for Speaker of the Student Senate, Noah Glasgow. To meet the moment, Glasgow said he wants to improve accessibility on campus and within Student Government and hold the university accountable on issues such as sexual harassment.
"Whether it be combating sexual assault and holding our university to account when they protect abusers, treating sustainability, racial justice, menstrual justice of the equity issue that it is. This campaign — myself and my Senate candidates — we're ready to move," Glasgow said.
Glasgow, a second-year international relations student, previously worked on the Inclusion and Equity Committee and is now chairman of the Student Life Committee, which includes 30% of the members of student senate, according to Glasgow.
Opportunity at USC should not be determined by access to power, according to Glasgow. He said he plans to have an ASL signer at all student senate sessions and have closed captions available on the Student Government Facebook, which is where the sessions are live streamed every Wednesday night.
He also said he wants to reorganize the student senate chambers to be wheelchair and scooter-friendly.
Glasgow passed numerous pieces of legislation in student senate, including removing the filing fees for Student Government elections. He also passed a bill that created a position within the executive cabinet of Student Government dedicated to students with disabilities.
"I'm not here to fight," Glasgow said. "And I've taken on some pretty tough ones. When I passed the legislation to create a secretary of disability services — which would create a position in our organization to advocate for students with disability — the student body president vetoed that legislation."
Glasgow said he wants to meet students where they are. Glasgow plans to hold office hours in different locations on campus to make Student Government available to students.
"Instead of expecting them to come to us, we are just going to keep posting on social. We're going to keep talking with community, building community," Glasgow said.