As our fall semester comes to an end, SGA wants to thank the student body for an amazing first half of the year. More than in recent years, we have seen an exciting surge in membership. All of us in SGA want to congratulate our newest addition to the Executive Leadership Committee, Katie Huston. Katie has only recently been appointed but has already made great strides in the development of the Budget and Finance Committee and our mandatory student group budget training.
Along with the committee, Katie will be presenting the training materials at our remaining training sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in CUB MPR A and Thursday, Dec 7, at 6 p.m. in CUB 103. We have been so pleased to see how many student groups have shown up to our sessions already and hope that they have been informative.
Additionally, all student groups should be aware that since the campus groups re-registration links have not been working, we switched to a paper format. Your group will receive this form at the mandatory training and it should be filled out and signed by active members and turned into the SUSSI office in CUB 204.
SGA wants to honor our senior member graduating this December, Regina Yeung. Regina has diligently represented the Woods Honors College throughout her time at our association and we wish her success in her last weeks here at SU and beyond. With her graduation we will now have an open senate seat we hope a member of the Honors College will be eager to fill.
We also want to shout out SGA members that spoke at the PASSHE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit held here at Shippensburg University. On behalf of OneShip our own Senator AJ Elhossiani, Senator Abby Reasoner and Elections Committee member Skylar Walder joined their peers in representing student athletes. Our Vice President of Internal Affairs, Kennedy Holt, also spoke at her own session during the summit.
Lastly, we want you to know how much we value your input and dedication towards the betterment of the student body. If one word could capture the work that we have done this semester it would be ‘foundations’. We are taking the time to reevaluate and rebuild old processes to have better outcomes.
We are going back to the basics this year to build a foundational Constitution and to focus on student safety. We in SGA leadership are planning to do an entire campus walkthrough with our new SU police chief and maintenance staff to evaluate safety and issues with campus walking routes. We encourage you to reach out to your Senator or any of us on the Executive Leadership Committee with how we can make Shippensburg campus a safer place.