This spring semester, SGA hopes to kick participation and interest up a notch with events and features that aim to keep students involved on campus.
Students can expect reoccurring events, such as intramural sports, movie nights, Laser TRON and Humans vs. Zombies; but SGA is putting in additional effort to provide more meaningful activities for students.
“We want to be intentional about our events,” SGA President Crystal Erb explained, “We’re not just here for the social aspect; we’re that resource that can make the college experience better.”
Their process begins with the integration of consistent “Town Hall Meetings.” During these meetings, all students on campus are encouraged to ask questions, express concerns, and provide input on issues raised. SGA held its first Town Hall Meeting at the end of last semester in the RCA and plans to continue these meetings on a monthly basis.
“It’s not just the seven of us doing the work,” Erb said, “If we make it really known to students that we want their input, I think that will really encourage them.”
SGA is also including more events concerning educational and humanitarian themes this semester. Erb confirmed that there will be consecutive weeks dedicated to human trafficking and alcohol awareness.
In addition to providing a means of communal dialogue and global mindfulness, they are turning much of their focus towards livening up the infamously dead weekends on campus.
Part of their strategy involves funding a new Weekend Life Committee, which will consist entirely of students under the leadership of Chris Estep. Any students with a passion for ending “weekend shutdowns” are welcome to contact Erb or Estep to join.
Furthermore, SGA will be hosting a new event: monthly weekend performances of “Who’s Line is it, Anyway?” featuring four student comedians and Professor Matt Henry as the “Drew Carey of the show.” The event will make its debut on Jan. 30 in the RCA.
Willing students can look forward to a more active semester. SGA is stepping up to take responsibility in fostering events that concern themselves with educational and social issues, as well as pure entertainment based events, intentionally trying to provide an environment for community and discussion.