Student Senate’s Safety App Committee decided on AppArmor as the new campus safety app, it announced Wednesday at Senate’s meeting.

The committee liked the app because of its customization, Student Senate Vice President Hannah Burke said. AppArmor is fully branded for each individual institution, according to its website. It offers more than 50 features, including push notifications, location sharing, geofencing, crime reporting and real-time dispatch chat.

AppArmor will cost about $12,000 per year, Burke said. 

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Gigi Secuban spoke at the meeting, talking about how to get involved with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  

That office is working to create a private workout area in Ping Center that would allow some people, including Muslim women and sexual assault survivors, to be able to workout in a separate space from other people, Secuban said.

Secuban said there are many ideas, including that one, on how to make Ohio University more diverse and inclusive. 

Also, Student Health Insurance Committee administrator Anna Casteel spoke about the health insurance provided for students. About 14 percent of OU students, including those attending regional campuses, use the student health care, Casteel said.

Casteel went over the results from the survey given to students about student health insurance. The majority of the students who took the survey are using or have used the student health insurance in the past. About 60 to 66 percent of students wanted to keep insurance the same. 

Senate also passed a resolution about Senate Appropriations Committee, or SAC, funding. The resolution was created because of many changes with SAC from last year to now, Lydia Ramlo, Senate treasurer, said.

Ramlo said closed events will no longer be funded and biweekly funding is being halted. That will affect travel for student organizations but will open funding for speakers, she said.

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