Georgia Southern University’s Student Government Association is starting the year off right, with a new logo and a very clear vision for the year: moving SGA forward as the voice of the student body. Voice, a word that is quite familiar to us as Georgia Southern students, is a part of our V.A.L.U.E.S., and “Every voice has the right to be heard, and every word will be spoken with respect.”
We, as SGA, believe that it is our first and foremost responsibility to serve the student body we represent. “Eagles for Eagles” is the newest SGA initiative to raise funds for Georgia Southern students in extreme financial hardship. This campaign is led by a team of students comprised of both SGA senators and general members of the student body. The “Eagles for Eagles” campaign headquarters is the old Eagle Card Center, and will serve as the philanthropy center for this university.
SGA is also hosting the first annual “State of the University” tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the Russell Union ballroom. This event, the first of its kind on our campus, allows students the opportunity to directly hear from GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel and members of his cabinet including Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jean Bartels, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Teresa Thompson and Vice President of Business and Finance Mr. Robert Whitaker. The administration will present to the audience updates on where Georgia Southern University is at today, and will touch on the future of our great institution. Students are invited to attend and to come ready to ask questions. This unique opportunity really showcases Georgia Southern’s large scale, small feel and the commitment of the university to remain student centered.
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm, the mayoral candidates for Statesboro have been invited to speak to the student body to raise awareness of their various platforms. We believe that these activities benefit students and increase student engagement, which in turn assists with the retention of students and provides a better collegiate experience. Students are invited to stop by the SGA office on the second floor of the Russell Union with any questions, concerns, ideas or proposed solutions. We are your Student Government, we are your voice and we serve you.