Payton Randle: For the first-year students that don’t know, what is SGA?
Erik Muckey: SGA is the Student Government Association. We are the advocates for the students to faculty, the administration and the Board of Regents. We are here to serve the students for whatever that might mean.
Clay Hoffman: We are the governing body of the students.
PR: What should first years expect to see coming from SGA next semester?
EM: A lot of it’s going to be improving governance, improving how we handle situations within SGA and improving processes. Also improving election reform is going to be a big kick next fall, too, so that we can get as many people involved in the process of running for SGA in the executive and senate positions. We’re going to be working a lot on developing the Division I traditions. We’re hoping to get the Coyote Crazies back in full force.
CH: You’re going to see a lot more student involvement in the Division I traditions. It will start with athletics but then you’ll see it in the fine arts and academics. But also foster community relations, which we’ve done well with in the past, but we’re going to build on that.
PR: How can students utilize SGA to see changes they want to see on campus?
EM: What I’d like to see is doing campus hours during our office hours. We’d have business school representatives at Beacom Hall and the College of Arts and Sciences all over the campus. But the biggest thing is just come to our office hours. We’ll have senators up here and Clay and I will be here. Just come talk to us and your senators.