Student Government Association (SGA) Report

given to the University Senate on November 30, 2009

submitted by Zach Mullins

Hanging of the Greens is this Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 5:30 on Front Campus.  A Student City Relations Committee has been formed under the office of the President to help improve student relations with the city and promote a more proactive approach with dealing with the city.  SGA is considering possible renovations to The DEN/Student Lounge to make it more accessible and inviting as well as more up to date.  Students have a Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior representative on the Wellness Center Planning Committee representing each of the student stakeholders in the project.  SABC Policy Revisions have taken place and have been revised and approved by the Student Senate; we await final approval from Dr. Harshbarger and Dr. Leland.  SAPC is looking at a revision to GCSU’s Alcohol Use policy with the possibility of including a Tailgating Policy in such revisions.  SGA recently debuted a new Georgia College Fight Song on October 14, 2009 and we continue to work to solidify in Campus Fabric.  Designs on the bell tower Project are continuing.  We continue to work toward a unified campus recycling program.  We are looking at Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and Other Safety Concerns on Campus.  SGA is considering a proposal on a unified Campus Sponsorship Policy and will eventually come before the Student Affairs Policy Committee (SAPC) and the Resources, Policy, and Institutional Planning Committee (RPIPC).  SGA is getting Motion Sensors in Office to be more eco-friendly.  A Campus Ethos Task Force has been created to identify campus traditions, evaluate status of traditions and provide recommendations on those traditions.  SGA recently hired a new Press Secretary, Junior, Jamie Knox –  SGA is working on getting Letters on Greek Houses and plan to make a Proposal to the Historic Preservation Commission.  We will be exploring Library Hours next semester.  We are monitoring our progress on recently approved intramural field improvements.