The Hanyang University ERICA campus General Student Association(GSA) created an Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Committee in January 2016. In the past, the sole focus was on the rights of female students at the university. However, students voiced the need for an organization that focuses on the rights of all students. HYU took this into consideration and replaced the Women’s Student Association with the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Committee.
The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Committee plans to work hand in hand with the Hanyang Health Care Center, the Center for Gender equality and the Support Center of Lesion Student. The Committee promised to make vaccinations(influenza, cervical cancer, hepatitis A) available to students, in addition to running a smoking cessation program. It also plans on providing sex education programs, as well as counseling for those who have been sexually assaulted.
“HYU is benchmarking other universities that currently have an AntiCorruption and Civil Rights Committee, and is organizing an annual time table to follow through on. The Committee is preparing a campaign for the convenience of handicapped students and the sexual minority.” said Jeon Yong-gi, a President of the HYU ERICA Campus General Student Association.
The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Committee is also in charge of internal audits and resolving student appeals and complaints. “The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Committee is working out the details for the audit team. The team’s term will start once the semester begins. It plans to recruit students who are not affiliated with the GSA. After the audit team is formed we are going to turn them over to the office of student affairs. This process is expected to gain the trust of students,” said Jeon.