The Student Government Association needs to fill five vacant representative spots as soon as possible, one of the organization’s chairs said.
“The current openings are for a class of 2016 representative, two Neeley School of Business representatives, a College of Science and Engineering representative and an AddRan College of Liberal Arts representative,” Luke Erwin, SGA’s chair of elections and regulations, said.
Erwin said SGA can not work to its full potential without full membership.
“It is important that we fill these positions soon so that each class and school can be adequately represented” Erwin said.
Erwin said many students in SGA drop the program at the beginning of each semester.
“Every year, after the first House meeting, people realize that they don’t have the time to commit and we always have a few people drop,” Erwin said.
SGA applicants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good standing with the university; they then have to make it through an interview process, Erwin said.
Erwin said members must be able to attend almost every SGA meeting and must serve on a committee for at least one hour each week.
“My committee and I are trying to spread the word about these great service positions,” Erwin said. “Once we receive the applications, we will hold interviews and choose the right representatives.”
SGA President Cody Westphal is familiar with this situation.
“I first joined SGA when a seat opened up, and it was one of the best experiences of my life,” Westphal said.
Returning SGA member Ernest Dominick said SGA provides great service opportunities and allows students to make an impact in many different areas of campus.
“I love being a part of SGA,” Dominick said. “Members are driven and fueled by a passion to serve and represent the student body and our constituency.”