The Student Government Association (SGA) of UNCG met on Sept. 19 to discuss new events and plans as well as to complete their weekly rituals such as announcements, amendments, special reports and more. The meeting was held by the executive members: the president, vice president and attorney general.
Some very important announcements were made during the assembly, many of which included events and ideas involving volunteer work, elections and campus news. SGA President Holly Shields reported that the Board of Trustees approved the demolition of UNCG’s current McIver Building which will be replaced by a new instructional nursing building.
SGA also announced it will be participating in a challenge to complete 125 hours of service before this upcoming April. These 125 hours of work will not only be a positive tribute to the community, but will also commemorate UNCG’s 125th year.
The group is involved in many programs throughout campus including one known as the Spartan Recovery Program which assists and provides students who have had encounters with drugs. For the Spartan Recovery Program, SGA also encourages upperclassmen and older students to buddy up with freshmen in order to teach them about UNCG and keep them on the right track.
SGA is particularly interested in assisting in hurricane relief. With the U.S. the recent victim of two major hurricanes, a bike ride is being organized to be held in Greensboro to spread awareness and fundraise. The ride will include routes from three to 50 miles and Lime Bikes will be available for those who do not have a bike available to them. The event will cost $10 for anyone affiliated with UNCG (those with a UNCG email address), and $25 for anyone else who would like to participate.
Some very important staff additions were made to SGA this week, as the results of the fall special election have been released. The highly anticipated results were sent to students via email on Friday, Sept. 22.
The results of the election are as follows: Freshman Senators: Ebony Bogui-Akinyi, Lauren Kalo and Kameryn Taylor; Sophomore Senator: Ashley Fowler; Senior Senator: Asha Iyengar; Commuter Senators: Angli Konsa, Angelo Herrera, Thanh Nguyen and Avery Tuttle; At Large Senator: Sydnie Lacy; Bryan School of Business Senator: Taylor Christie; and Residential Senators: Hunter Martin and Olivia Tarpley.
The election brings many new student additions to SGA, and brings new ambitions and goals to UNCG. The Current Concerns Chairman Gene Mance stated, “We don’t have to be in SGA, we get to. This is not something we are being forced to do, it’s something we want to do.”
SGA will return to meet next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the EUC.