An amendment introduced by a state representative would add drug overdoses as a medical health reason for commitment.
The senator's office included a campus safety device on a call with constituents.
Students protested on Main Campus before marching to Center City.
Christopher McGinley is the second person from Temple to be appointed to the SRC in the past few months.
The state senator will succeed Shirley Kitchen, who has served for 20 years.
A petition with more than 900 signatures will make its way to the president and provost before the end of the semester.
She told them to stay positive after the results of the election and to continue working as Democrats.
The results sparked protests throughout the city, but not all students agree with them.
Students joined thousands from across the city to protest the President-elect.
After weeks of get-out-the-vote efforts and hours of waiting in line at the polls, students protested at the Bell Tower on Wednesday and planned events to discuss the results.