Mercer’s Student Government Association (SGA) has been hard at work this summer to plan for another successful year, according to SGA President Rylan Allen.
The organization now has a newly remodeled office and has solidified many of their plans for the upcoming year, including details about this year’s SGA elections.
SGA will be conducting fall elections for SGA senators in September and voting will take place Sept. 8-9.
All SGA members will receive training, according to Allen. “We are very excited for our fall retreat that will allow members of Senate to bond and have fun with one another while also learning how best to facilitate senate proceedings,” Allen said.
SGA has scheduled monthly meetings with Mercer President Bill Underwood for this upcoming year.
Some of SGA’s planned events for this upcoming school year include Pilgrimage to Penfield Oct. 17, Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 9 and Founder’s Day Feb. 9.
Additionally, SGA now has a new email address, email@example.com, and is currently updating their website.
Students interested in running for SGA positions for the 2021-2022 school year must attend SGA’s qualifications meeting Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. in Connell Student Center Conference Room I. Campaigning will not be allowed until after the meeting concludes.
The first Monday Senate meeting will be Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. in CSC Conference Room II.
Samantha Homcy ‘23 is a junior at Mercer majoring in journalism and criminal justice. She has been working at The Cluster since her freshman year and served as Social Media Co-Manager during the spring 2021 semester. She is currently a practicum intern with WMAZ-TV. In her free time she enjoys music, community service, watching TV and finding new ways to get involved on Mercer’s campus.