The SGA senate began a new year of meetings this fall. Students elect the senators at the beginning of the fall semester to be representatives for each of the residence halls, schools and the four classes—Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.
For those unfamiliar with the duties and responsibilities of the Senate, the organization takes complaints from students on campus, approves charters for new interest clubs and provides interest clubs with funding for some events, as well as many other things. However, many students may not be fully aware of who actually is elected to represent them.
I personally represent Morrison Hall. I’m a part of gospel choir, Beyond Me, and student senate. I hope to become a part of more in the near future. My favorite aspect of being on student senate is the idea that I am able to have a higher influence on what occurs on campus. I hope to be able to help people start what clubs or activities they feel are missing from AU. Something I would love the student body to know is that I’m open to talking and listening to anyone! If you see me in the valley or find me in the halls, come talk to me! I’d love to get to know you.
I am a sophomore, double majoring in national security and business, working in the president and the provost’s office, and proudly representing Smith Hall for a second term in the AU SGA Senate. My favorite aspect of being on senate is having the opportunity to represent my constituents and voice their interests and concerns. I would like the student body to know that I am always willing to get a cup of coffee and have a conversation with them about their individual visions for this campus
I represent Myers Hall. On campus, I am the chair of the Values and Capitalism Exective Council, I am the fall campaign intern for Susan Brooks for Congress, and I am the housing coordinator for the admissions team. My favorite part of being on senate is the ability we have to enact real change on campus, and to voice concerns students have. We help to link the student body to the administration.
I am the Dunn hall Senate Rep. I am involved in several different activities on campus, including cross country, track, Student Athlete Advisory Council, and young democrats. My favorite aspect of senate is being able to voice the opinions of my fellow students of Dunn Hall.
I represent South Campus Apartments. I am an Andersonian Editor, and I am involved in Bound and the Honors Program. I enjoy the occasional senate meeting where we all disagree, get to argue for our points, and ultimately come to a resolution.
I represent Smith Hall. On campus, I am involved in a number of things. I play for the AU men’s soccer team. I am also involved in the Model United Nations program at AU. Currently, I am a competition speaker for Enactus, a business club tied to the Falls School of Business. My favorite part about being in senate is bringing real change to campus. Hearing the student body’s voice and bettering the quality of life here on campus.
I represent the commuters at AU. I usually just hang out with friends and attend some of the multicultural/international department events. My favorite aspect of being on senate is that I get to be involved in some of the decision making here at AU. I previously worked for the City of Anderson as a translator for the city utilities office and later as the recorder for the Board of Public Works.
Currently, I’m studying abroad, but I was the chair of the ITS committee and I represent problems from students in the School of Humanities to the senate. I’m a history major, president of Phi Alpha Theta, and involved in SPI and College Democrats. I also work in the AU Archives.
I am representing the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. I’m a member of Alacritas, Student Peace Initiative, PRSSA, TAPP and a few other groups. This is my first year of being in senate, so I am looking forward to seeing student-led change go into effect.
I represent the School of Education. On campus, I’m part of the campus ministry group Differently-Abled, SCEC, KDP, and I like to squirrel watch and participate in intramurals. My favorite aspect of senate would be the group dynamics and how we can come together collaboratively to create change on campus. I am hoping to pursue a career in speech language pathology.
I represent the sophomore class. I enjoy being able to work with the school to help better the community of Anderson as a whole and I want to close that gap of power by voicing what the students appreciate and what the students do not. I want people to know that if they ever have anything they see about the school that they think could be better, let me know. I’ll do what I can for your concern.
I am representing the Global Students Association and international students at AU in the student senate. I am a third culture individual, calling many countries my home. I moved back to the United States from Australia last year.
I represent the Falls School of Business. I appreciate that senate allows me to meet more people; people that I might not have crossed paths with without senate. You want to know more? I’m a townie. I can give you the best of Anderson’s secrets.