Student Government candidates convened in the Shippensburg University McFeely’s Coffeehouse on Thursday evening to discuss the reasons why they should be elected to Student Government for the 2017–18 school year.
Moderated by president-elect Madison Scarr and vice president-elect Crystal Hartman, candidates explained what they planned to do for SU organizations such as the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Greek Life.
Sophomore Logan Wein, the only current senator running for re-election, said he hopes to retain his position as the representative for the Class of 2019.
“I love the people I’ve met on Senate and I would love to keep representing the Class of 2019 next year,” Wein said.
MSA candidate Isaiah Smith said he decided to run for Student Government to improve the relations between MSA and the rest of campus, and more specifically, the relationship MSA has with Student Government.
“I think we need to have a climate change on campus,” Smith said. “I want to give students who don’t have a voice, a voice, and build solidarity. I do feel as if there’s a negativity surrounding MSA as a whole.”
Similar to Smith, athletics senatorial candidate Matt Witt said he hopes to put an end to the stigma surrounding student athletes.
“One of the real reasons I’m running is [because] there is an obvious gap between those who are and aren’t involved in sports,” Witt said.
Elections for Student Government senator positions are ongoing students may vote via their SU student email accounts.