SGA seeking new members, encourages student involvement
By Meredith Mason ’14
When the Student Government Association held its first official meeting of the academic year on Oct. 1, the organization welcomed 14 returning members and six new student senators.
SGA currently has several open senate seats available for appointment. Students who are interested in serving as representatives for the student body should submit a letter of interest to SGA president Jivanto van Hemert via email by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Candidates will be presented to the full senate for questions regarding goals and credentials.
All full-time undergraduate students who are not on academic or disciplinary probation are eligible to be members of SGA. Each elected and/or appointed member shall sign a commitment letter and abide by the terms and conditions therein.
In addition, Hemert wants all Salve Regina students to know about the options they have for getting involved with the organization. “All of our meetings are open to the University community and anybody is welcome to come,” Hemert says.
Students are encouraged to sit in on the weekly meetings, which are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Ochre Court breakfast room and usually run for about one hour. Students can listen to the issues that are being discussed on the agenda and learn how the organization is run.
Any student may bring something to the table for discussion by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This forum gives students an opportunity to discuss an issue that they feel is important for SGA to be aware of. The deadline for this request is every Friday at 2 p.m.
Students who may not have the time to attend meetings, but are still looking to get involved, are encouraged to reach out to their senators via email, Facebook and Twitter. Students may also voice their suggestions and concerns by sending an email to the SGA email account.