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SGA Discusses Campus Beautification, a Possible New Major and Student Involvement, Welcomes Guests

SGA 9/5 | Photo by Bethany Althauser | The Wright State Guardian

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m., Wright State’s Student Government Association held its first meeting of the 2023-2024 school year.

Changes to campus

Hannah Davidson, the College of Science and Math senator, sponsored a resolution to convert the Hangar moat into a planter of native wildflowers. This would be a combined effort with the Indigenous American Culture Student Association and the Asian and Native American Center on campus. 

Hopes for a new major

College of Liberal Arts Senator Vivianne Mellon has a goal to create a new pre-law major in COLA. With this goal in mind, Mellon reminded students that SGA is here to assist students in all of their endeavors, including forming a new major.

Potential SGA opportunities

Although there is currently only one available senator position for the Lake Campus open for SGA, the governing body still wants to get more students involved. Due to the discontinuation of the SGA internship program last school year, SGA discussed potential alternatives to the program. 

The main alternative is for current members to create their own committees. The members of these committees would be called “associates.” According to Vice President Aliesha Knauer, the aim of the committees would be to help students get acclimated to SGA procedures. 

Goals for the school year

Amanda Spencer, the director of academic advising and chair of Staff Senate, spoke at the meeting. 

“We are really trying to focus heavily on partnerships,” Spencer said. “We really want to show that we are a community working together for our students and moving the university forward.”

Comments from special guests

To begin the meeting, SGA had university President Dr. Sue Edwards and university Provost Dr. Amy Thompson speak to the association. Both Edwards and Thompson expressed support for the organization and its goals for the year.

“You are the leaders of our campus,” Edwards emphasized.

Thompson gave a quick but detailed description of the projects that are originating within her office with the help of SGA. One of those projects is the recalculation of grade point average for incoming freshmen; Thompson plans to report more about this program soon.

Upcoming events

SGA President Stephanie Buettner mentioned some upcoming events on Wright State’s Dayton campus, including ongoing fraternity and sorority recruitment and IACSA Orange Shirt Day on Oct. 2. Also, organizations that want to collaborate for Halloween Bash should email before Sept. 15.

Rowdy bobblehead award

As part of an SGA meeting tradition to recognize hard work, Vice President Aliesha Knauer passed the Rowdy bobblehead award to Davison. 

The next SGA meeting is on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Atlantis A/B room.

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