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SGA president and vice president welcome students back

Student Government President Jamie Sutliff and Vice President Peter Waller.
Photo: Isaiah Mancha • The Sentry

A breakdown of Student Government

Hi students and welcome back! We, the Student Government Association (SGA), hope this next semester is filled with success, growth, and excitement for you! Throughout the summer, SGA has been prepping for this year through trainings to ensure that all students are represented and their experience on campus improves as we expand deeper into our initiatives.   

The executives are working closely with Auraria Participatory Budgeting to pilot the 2019-2020 process; expand compost efforts and sustainability practices in all CU Denver buildings including our office; and facilitate the integration of Greek Life on campus. 

The Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board (SACAB) aims to decrease waste diversion and make this campus more bike-friendly. An event they have coming up during  Auraria Homelessness and Hunger awareness week, is a clothing swap! Bring unwanted clothes to the SACAB Office located in Tivoli 329. 

Finance and Funding initiatives include: improving funding policies for student organizations and spreading the word to organizations who don’t normally utilize the funds. If you have a student organization and need funding, contact them.

The Student Fee Review Committee will continue to make allocation decisions of about five million dollars to student fee funded offices. In the spring, they will host multiple events to talk about students fees where students can ask them questions. 

College Council is focusing on finding the individual needs of the students at each school, investigation school specific fees, and vocalizing concerns to higher administration. An event they have coming up is Body Language: Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders, Recovery, and Body Confidence. It will be Sept. 25 from 11a.m.-2p.m. in the Wellness Center Courtyard and you can enjoy some free lunch from Panera Bread while learning about resources and engaging activities. 

Legislation and Outreach has goals to create more student interactions through various tabling events and also to improve our Student Outreach Week which will be taking place sometime this semester.

Events and Planning has high hopes to bring new and fun events to campus while improving our traditional events. They want to engage the student body through their events as well as gain student input about what students would like to see at events. 

First Year Transfer Council has initiatives to research challenges that transfer students face as well as create retention by making sure the first year experience is sufficient. 

Judicial will continue to oversee SGA internally, manage and improve bylaws, and create a record breaking election year with high numbers. 

We have a busy and hopeful year and are excited to watch a lot of these initiatives come into fruition. As always, we are eager to listen to the voice of the students and support their ideas and initiatives. We hope you will bring issues, ideas, and concerns to us as we are here to listen and ensure change.

We wish you all the best this semester, come by and meet us in Tivoli 301.

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