Students’ Government Association class senator elections, college senator applications, and other ways to get involved 

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Keri Marable, Staff

On Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students  Government Association (SGA) will run elections via email for the elected representative positions. These positions can vote on issues during meetings. These positions include five Freshman Class Senators, three Sophomore Class Senators, four Junior Class Senators and three Senior Class Senator positions. Other voting positions available via application include three School of Business College Senators and three Nursing/Health Sciences Senator positions. 

The SGA is the official representative of the student body to the administration. One of three student governing bodies on campus, SGA advocates for a better student experience on campus through various events, activities, policy change/creation and initiatives. In the past, they have pioneered initiatives like the Period Pilot Program that provided free feminine hygiene products on campus as well as petitioning for the Pass/Fail option. They consider any full-time student at La Salle a member of SGA and welcome anyone to join them at the general assembly meetings on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the Union room 301.

A position students can run for this semester is Class Senator. Any full-time student can run as a class senator. Election voting for Class Senators is Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  via email. Class Senators vote on bills, legislation, money allocations, and various other items at General Assembly meetings. Elected by their peers, they represent and advocate for the ideas and needs of their respective class. 

The required qualifications for Class Senators include having a GPA equal to or greater than 2.50, must not be on disciplinary probation, form a petition (25 signatures) due Sept.25, election posters, a campaign video, and be a full-time student.

SGA also has another voting representative position available by application only. This includes the College Senators, who represent each one of the academic colleges on campus. Three College Senator positions are available in each of the School of Business and the Nursing/Health Sciences. The deadline for these applications is Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m.. The College Senators represent each of the colleges at La Salle (Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing and Health Sciences) as well as advocate for problems and ideas for certain colleges rather than class. They are voting members chosen by application.

College Senator requirements for qualification include having a GPA equal to or greater than 2.50 and must not be on disciplinary probation. College Senators must submit the application found on SGA’s Instagram (@lasallesga) on Google Forms by Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m.. 

Any full-time student at La Salle can be a member of SGA and are highly encouraged to attend general assembly meetings on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the Union room 301 or via Zoom. Any member of SGA, regardless of holding a voting position or not, can take part and help SGA’s different task forces, currently including: Social Media, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Monthly Open Forums, Homecoming, Thanksgiving Can Drive, Volleyball Tournament, and Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If any individuals or groups on campus would like to help and collaborate on these task forces, SGA would love to hear from you and include you in their future communications.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Michaela Craner, the SGA President, at cranerm1@lasalle.edu. Be sure to follow SGA on all social media (@lasallesga) to keep updated with the election process, as well as future events and meetings for SGA! 

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