By Corey Boice
Here at Hilbert College, students have the opportunity to vote for who they want representing them. Our Student Government Association has several positions students can run for and represent their fellow students and groups on campus. Positions available are the class representatives for freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes and the group representatives for commuter, transfer, diversity, and resident.
Representatives submit bi-weekly reports that consist of input, concerns, or praises about the college that are then brought up at our meetings.
The purpose behind the different class and group representatives and the bi-weekly reports is to share information. For instance, juniors are not going to have the same feedback or input that a freshman would have, and a commuter is not going to have the same feedback or input that a resident would have. The more information received, the better the SGA can determine how it can move forward and help take care of the input that students are providing. As an example, students wanted to see some water bottle refill stations on campus, so SGA took that concern and dealt with it. SGA worked with the company that installed the water fountains and got some prices. After pricing them out, SGA purchased them and worked with facilities group here at Hilbert. The facilities group installed them and because of that we now have two water bottle refill stations on campus. One is in Bogel Hall and the other one is in the lower level of the Campus Center.
Any student running for a position must have a candidacy form filled out and a platform put together by Friday, September 22 at 5 p.m. Candidacy forms can be picked up outside of the Student Government Office which is located in the Campus Center, Lower Level. The new Director of Student Activities, Jessica Todd, is hoping that in the future the candidacy forms can be put online to help the environment. Also, it would be good for students to have the uninterrupted access to the candidacy form online in case our SGA office is closed. Platforms and candidacy forms can be turned into the Student Government
The new Director of Student Activities, Jessica Todd, is hoping that in the future the candidacy forms can be put online to help the environment. Also, it would be good for students to have the uninterrupted access to the candidacy form online in case our SGA office is closed. Platforms and candidacy forms can be turned into the Student Government Association so that the Vice President of the Student Government Association can look them over and put the individual’s name on the ballot. The platform is important because it would let fellow students get to know the candidates and why they are running for the position.
Students who are voting would then take their ballots to the voting area and cast their votes. Voting takes place on Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The platforms will be on a table during those days in the Bogel front foyer; the voting area is near Jeff Papia’s office which is room 103 D in Bogel Hall. If a student has any questions in regards to elections, the candidacy forms, or platforms he or she can reach the Student Government at email@example.com. SGA has a Hilbert Please come out and vote for fellow students to represent you!