Madison Gordon

Madison

View Madison’s Senate blog here.

Year: Class of 2016
Major(s): Interdisciplinary Studies
Minor(s): Arabic
Hometown: Boston, MA

E-mail: mgordon@asuc.org

Office Hours

Days: Monday
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Sproul Plaza (Cafe Milano if raining)

Platforms:

Students in Public Service

The Public Service community embodies Cal’s mission of academic excellence and public service, yet they still face extreme challenges of underfunding, short-staffing, and lack of institutionalized support. To meet these challenges, I will create a Public Service Representative to champion the concerns and support of the public service community.

Non-traditional Entry Students

Nearly HALF of all entering students take a nontraditional path to UC Berkeley. Many of these students do not feel valued on this campus, so as a senator I will fight to expand the rights of non-traditional students, invest more ASUC resources in informational sessions at the start of each semester, and lobby for a welcoming space in the new Student Center to unite these communities.

Prioritizing Emergency Health and Wellness

Emergency assistance programs through the Tang Center fail to adequately meet the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of our student body. As an ASUC senator, I will work to increase access to existing programming, as well as expand care. Additionally, I will work with Cal administration to develop a more comprehensive policy regarding withdrawal due to a mental illness.

What’s your favorite thing about Cal?

The students! GO BEARS!

What inspires you to serve the student body at Cal?

I am inspired by a sense of gratefulness to serve the Cal student body. UC Berkeley and the people I have met here have embraced, educated, and supported me — and now I would like to pay it forward. There are many ways in which our University can improve, and I hope to help create this important change.