Missouri State’s Student Government Association has recently wrapped up a busy fall semester, which included the passage of over a dozen resolutions pertaining to the student body.
A few highlights of SGA’s work this past semester include the placement of a printer for student use in the lower level of the Plaster Student Union, the allocation of funds for nine additional bike racks on campus, and the adoption of the Civility Movement at Missouri State. The Student Government Association also recommended the MSU Bookstore begin carrying Fair Trade BearWear, asked professors to make course syllabi available to students prior to registration, expressed support for universal design across campus, and suggested changes to the student seating policy in JQH Arena.
Next semester will be just as busy for the organization, with many projects already underway. SGA plans to carry on with work done this semester relating to the plus/minus system currently in place on campus, possibly asking administrators to repeal the policy. The organization also plans to continue working with University officials to implement an additional BearLine route that would run from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights. A third project to be completed next semester involves the lack of proper lighting on Madison Street, where many students walk to and from class. SGA approached City Utilities about the issue, who has now pledged to install at least one additional streetlight in the area.
Student Government Association will also be hosting their annual Jefferson City Showcase this spring, in which SGA members spend the day at the Capitol speaking to legislators and informing them of SGA’s work on campus.
For more information, please contact Paige Oxendine, Chief Communications Officer, at Oxendine100@live.missouristate.edu.