Represent your fellow students in SGA

12 Aug
Sydni Mitchell, Student Body President

Sydni Mitchell, Student Body President

This is one of many articles from our Parent’s Newsletter, sent three times a year to parents of new and returning SFA students. To sign up to receive the newsletter, please click here. 

By Sydni Mitchell, Student Body President

The purpose of Student Government Association is to ensure that the students are represented in every phase of their experience on our campus. For more than 70 years, SGA has contributed to the rich, independent tradition of the Lumberjack student. The projects and bills passed by SGA every year are an important stepping stone to real change in the life of the SFA student.

Your student could be part of making changes and making a difference on our campus by applying to be an SGA senator. Applications for senator positions will be available Aug. 29 in the SGA office, Room 3.304 in the BakerPattilloStudentCenter. For any questions or comments you can contact SGA at sga@sfasu.edu or by calling (936) 468-3500.

As student body president, I want to ensure that every student group is represented and that their concerns and issues are addressed. I hope to utilize our resources to their fullest while keeping a realistic mind-set for our goals. A few of the initiatives that I hope to accomplish this year are:

1) to create more resources for veterans on our campus by creating a Veteran’s Resource Center

2) to ensure that the voices of the students are heard on issues such as tuition increases and creating more accountability in the way that student fees are spent

3) to work in partnership with university officials on improving the commuter bus transportation on our campus

4) and to continue the Green Initiative to make SFA a more environmentally friendly campus.

A few of SGA’s recent accomplishments include the passing of resolutions that directly led to the construction of the SFA Student Recreation Center and the renovations to the Baker Pattillo Student Center. By partnering with the University Police Department, we were able to improve lighting and safety protocols on campus. We also have registered more than 500 students to vote in the state and national general elections over the past three years. The students involved in SGA strive to continue making changes on our campus to ensure that the students are able to have the best experience possible.

I am excited to serve SGA this year as the student body president, and I hope to be a resource to all students. During Welcome Week, students can learn more about SGA and its plans for the year at the annual State of the Student Body Address, set for Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. on the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza. I look forward to meeting students there and addressing the exciting year ahead of us.

Axe ’em, Jacks!

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