As a member of the General Assembly of the Undergraduate Student Government, I want to announce to the student body some important legislation that we will be considering this Wednesday. The resolution is called 48-R-21: A Resolution to Advocate for Student Safety by Ending the Mirror Lake Jump, written and submitted by yours truly.

You can read the text of the resolution on the General Assembly tab of the USG website. I submitted this legislation in response to the death at the jump last week and in response to the university’s decision to ban the jump in the future. USG has already come out in support of the event cancellation, but that was a unilateral decision of the president and vice president. The GA can choose to support or reject this decision, which we will do this Wednesday.

As prescribed by the General Assembly Standing Rules, every session of the General Assembly begins with an “Open Forum for the Public.” Any individual may come and address the chamber for up to two minutes on any subject. I highly encourage any members of the university community to come this Wednesday and share his or her thoughts on the Mirror Lake jump. GA is held at 6:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers on the second floor of the Ohio Union.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at You can also always get in touch with USG Vice President and Chair of the General Assembly Abby Waidelich at

It is important for this discussion to take place; I look forward to seeing the response!


Joseph Warnimont

Second-year in aerospace engineering

Engineering senator, Undergraduate Student Government