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Wright State SGA tables resolutions, discusses SOAR changes

Wright State University SGA | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian

Wright State University SGA | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian

During the Student Government Association’s (SGA) general meeting on Feb. 18, members passed one resolution, motioned to table two others and discussed possible updates to the SOAR program.

Resolution 20-07: Recruitment of a Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA)

The role of VPSA, which became vacant on Oct. 18, 2019, is crucial to the advocacy for students.

Without a VPSA, students do not have an avenue to communicate concerns or ideas to administration on behalf of Student Affairs; student empowerment is limited as a result of lack of communication between students and administration.

Administration is urged to recognize the need for a new VPSA and expedite the search process while keeping students involved and informed.

This resolution was put forth with the intention to be tabled during SGA’s next meeting.

Resolution 20-08: Honoring Dean’s Student Advisory Boards (DSABs)

Resolution 20-08 is dedicated to honoring the work of DSABs for their contributions toward academia and advocacy for students in every existing program on campus.

Resolution 20-8 was passed.

Resolution 20-09: The Importance of a Liberal Arts Degree

The College of Liberal Arts is one of the largest colleges of Wright State, offering over 100 degrees, certificates and programs, each offering unique and vital experiences and learning opportunities.

Students can gain exposure to: service-based volunteering, student organization leadership, and campus involvement, research projects, study abroad trips, student employment, and work-study, internships and the award-winning theatre.

The Theatre, Dance, and Motion Picture, Art, Art history and the School of Music departments enhances creative environments in Dayton with multiple alumni going on to receive academy and Tony awards.

This resolution was tabled and will be re-visited during the next SGA meeting.

Possible SOAR update

SOAR is a Student Organization Achievement Recognition program designed to help student organizations improve.

Setting up a point system to distribute through an organization’s event is an incentive and encouragement for students to get involved, earn points and engage with partners on campus, such as the bookstore.

This is a rough concept still in the works and not a definite update to the program.

SGA meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Atlantis Room 157A/B in the Student Union.