Hello SMCM! My name is Kate Brennan and I am your Student Government Association President. I wanted to share with the community the topics the senate will be addressing this year and what you can do to get more involved.
Last week, the SGA executive board participated in their retreat, an opportunity for us to get to know each other and discuss what we want to accomplish as a group. A main objective we had was to seek out student opinions and alert them to the legislation that we are working on.
This year members of the senate will be tabling outside the Great Room on Tuesdays before SGA to encourage students to attend and address any questions they have. Furthermore, our publicity will be improved by utilizing the Facebook St. Mary’s SGA page, Twitter account SeahawksSGA, and the new SGA website. These resources are for the students to ensure that their representatives are accurately speaking on their behalf.
For the year, students can anticipate legislation about the Living Wage campaign which will include working with the faculty and student organizations. Other objectives are creating a more concrete Talon Grant definition and to encourage more student proposals. In addition, the senate would like to see more Green St. Mary’s Revolving Fund projects. Our agenda for the year is relatively flexible because we want to take suggestions from students of what they want to see on campus. This includes club constitutions or suggested legislation; we are representatives for the student body and will work to make their ideas a reality. Do not hesitate to ask myself or other members of the senate for help. Additionally, elections for senators and the first-year executive board will start on Wednesday, Sept. 25. An e-mail will be sent out to all students so be sure to vote for the candidate you believe will best support you.