SGA hopes to build relationships on campus, recruit new members
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 01:01
The Student Government Association at Sam Houston State University has a plan in motion to establish their purpose as a governing body and voice their opinion on political issues both locally and nationally.
This semester the SGA plans on holding several meetings to listen to the opinions and ideas of students as well as gain insight into important topics on campus. They also plan on tackling national topics such as higher education funding cuts and gun policies on campus.
SGA President Shane Rankin said, “The most important topics on this semester’s agenda is to build relationships on campus and recruit new members to join SGA.”
Rankin also said that if needed he is ready to represent SHSU in legislation on the political issues facing its students.
“SGA top priorities are to hear the opinions and ideas of students all around campus, I want SGA to be diverse both internally and externally,” Rankin said.
Rankin believes that if SGA is diverse it will help them better solve pressing issues locally and on campus.
SGA also faces elections this May and several of its members will be running for re-election. While several of its members will be returning many of them are leaving due to graduation which will result in several openings in both the senate and executive committee.
SGA invites all students, faculty and staff to their meetings which are held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in LSC room 320. Rankin said the meetings are open to anyone that would like to join and would like to hear everyone ideas and opinions. You can also e-mail SGA at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions or concerns.