At the Student Government Association’s first meeting of the semester, members discussed how to better represent their constituencies and reviewed information about the Spring Sing philanthropy project.
Senior Paige Arter presented an update on the philanthropic efforts supported by the SGA. This year, the team will raise money for “Hearts for Hearing,” an organization which provides audiology and speech services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
A silent auction will take place during Spring Sing weekend to raise money for the organization, but businesses or individuals can donate at any time. All funds raised will go toward providing new audio technology and services to children across the state.
Senior Taylor Dotson, SGA vice president, addressed the lack of connection between the SGA with the rest of the student body. Dotson urged attendees to advocate for “the body of people [they] represent” because senators “are not elected to sit in [meetings] and just listen.”
Next week, class officer elections will take place and committees will begin to meet again for the semester.