Looking for a new club or organization to join? Why not try SGA? The Student Government Organization is a student run organization that gives students the chance to get involved and to gain a better understanding of their campus here at West Chester. Any student at WCU, whether full or part time, can fill one of the 50 senator seats available in the organization. According to the SGA Web site, “SGA offers many opportunities for each student’s voice to be heard throughout campus in order to make a positive impact on student life. By interacting during senate and committee meetings, students can learn answers to questions about the university.
While learning to encompass a positive, proactive attitude, students learn the proper actions to make a difference on every student issue.” The SGA board members this year include Lou Mammana as Treasurer, Andrea Pavone as Secretary, Amy Rae as Vice President, Brad Williams as President, Julie France as Parliamentarian, Chuck Liedike as a Trustee and Dr. Bricketto as the SGA advisor.
The SGA also takes many trips throughout the year. Retreats are offered to the senators that allow opportunities to interact with other students and discuss student issues, as well as teach other students how to make their voices heard. SGA also has several different committees for students to get involved with. The technology committee makes suggestions about what could be done better with the technology on campus. Many of their suggestions have already come through such as having wireless access on campus, new computer technology in the residence halls, a larger Stu- View server which is now known as myWCU and also laptops that are available for use in the library.
Another great committee to be a part of with the SGA is the PR or public relations committee. This is a great committee to get involved with if you want to help come up with new and exciting ideas to find ways to get all of the student body more involved on campus. In the past, they’ve come up with great ideas such as Spirit Day and they also participate in many of the homecoming events on campus.
There are many other committees that you could get involved with such as the Legislative Affairs committee, the Multicultural Affairs committee, the Bylaw Review committee and Community Service.
The SGA is just another great way to get involved on campus. The SGA holds meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Sykes Ballroom A andis open to all students. If you are interested in learning more about SGA, you can visit their Web site at wcusga.com or visit 217 Sykes, or call 610-436-2956.