Dear Fellow Ship Raiders,
Hello and Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year. My name is Riley Brown and I am proud to serve as your Student Government president. To the class of 2025, welcome. We are glad you are joining our Ship Family. To our returning upperclassmen, welcome back to what will be an awesome year!
Here at Ship, we live out eight core values, which we have termed “The Raider Way;” a code by which our community lives and works. Those eight values are pride, honesty, belonging, acceptance, integrity, understanding, accountability, and respect. Part of being in the Ship Family means living out these values in all areas of your life – academically, socially, personally, and professionally.
The Student Government Association is the group that advocates for you. We are 29 elected individuals that represent different parts of our campus who “serve as advocates for the student body and act as liaisons between them and the administration…” among other things. Student Government functions by means of twelve different committees which include but are not limited to: Food Service, Student Life, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability and Campus Safety. We also manage a $4 million budget and allocate funds to over 150 student organizations.
My job as the President of Student Government Association is to ensure that your student experience is the best that it can be. College is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life and please know there are tremendous administrators, faculty and staff members and student leaders who are working harder than ever to make that possible.
My office is CUB 201 and I encourage you to stop by and say hello or let us know how we can make your Shippensburg experience more enjoyable. Again, welcome to Shippensburg University — I look forward to talking with you soon.