USG Profile: Caleb Ashcraft

Name: Caleb Ashcraft

Position you’re running for: Senator for College of the Arts

Year and major: senior, fashion design

Hometown: Louisville, KY

What makes you a representative of the student body?

Simply put, diversity. I’ve been dipping my toes in every social pond I’ve come across since I’ve been knee-high to a grasshopper. 

What will be your top priority if elected?

I will promote collaborative efforts. There are resources all around campus that are designed by students (and) for students that are not taken advantage of. Every student has something to offer, and who they decide to work, create and build with should not be limited to their peers within their specific college.

What do you think can be improved on with USG and the campus in general?

Communication. When it comes to the actions and decisions of USG, events around campus, or any activity, Kent State has done a poor job of letting it be known to their students. It takes more than a tweet or flyer to communicate with students now-a-days. What it is going to take is more face-to-face interaction among students and organizations. 

How will USG handle the growing prominence of diversity-related issues on campus?

We have to address diversity as a whole. Kent State must work harder if they want to retain marginalized students. This will take increased funding for organizations and clubs whose members fall under this definition. We also need restrict requirements for diversity credits to ensure students take classes in diversity departments. This will create a more progressive student body.