By Megan Endres
Every spring your Student Government Association welcomes new faces to its council. This team represents the AUM student body in educational programming on campus as well as general programming for students. SGA is headed by the president who acts as the head of communication between students and administration, attend all AU Board of Trustees meetings, and represent AUM students on various boards and committees.
The president is backed by the executive council, a deputy chief, associate justices, senators for each college and directors of outreach and affairs. Together, this group of peers will be the “mouthpiece” for students on all campus issues.
The SGA constitution states that its purpose is, “to provide a superior environment for the shaping and advancement of future leaders, to provide the training necessary for learning leadership skills, to stimulate and develop good citizenship and democracy among students, and to provide a path of communication to promote student interests.”
As election season nears, it is imperative that we elect a body of peers who are committed to this standard and who will represent the students to the best of their ability. To learn more about candidates for each position, an SGA Candidate Forum will be held on March 28 from 12-1 p.m. in Warhawk Alley.
If you have not previously served on SGA, but you are interested in becoming involved, applications for candidacy opened on March 1 and will close March 10.
You can vote for your 2017-2018 SGA representatives from the AUM homepage on March 29 and March 30.