Stories from Ethan Castro
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During the weekend of February 18 to 19, the Illinois Tech Residence Hall Association (RHA) led a delegation of executive board members, resident advisors (RAs), and other residents to the Illinois Residence Hall Association (IRHA) conference hosted at Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in Charleston, Illinois. The Illinois Tech delegation of ten students certainly made their best efforts to bring their school spirit, and it paid off.
On Tuesday, March 21 during the student lunch hour, the Student Government Association (SGA) Events Committee hosted another installment of the organization’s regular Town Hall forums. During these public events, staff from a particular university department are invited to come and host an open platform where students are welcome to come and voice their opinions or ask questions of that particular department.
The enchanting time is once again upon this campus. As of Sunday, February 19, nominations for the 2017-2018 Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board are now open. Through an open Google form (that can be found under the “Students” section of Illinois Tech Today), any Illinois Tech student can nominate either themselves or a fellow student for any of the executive positions of SGA up until Sunday, March 12.
Thus far, coverage of the Illinois Institute of Technology Student Government Association (SGA) has focused on the four main committees of the Senate - Academic Affairs, Communications, Events, and Student Life. As prior articles have exemplified, these four committees serve the needs of the student body by creating projects and assigning senators to carry them out. However, the Senate is only one third of the Student Government Association body.
MyIIT cannot be ignored as a part of every student’s daily life at Illinois Tech. From accessing academic records or inputting work timetables to more recently having quick access to student organization information via Hawklink, MyIIT is an indispensable hub for student life within this university (assuming it is used properly). While there are many sources of suggestion for ways to have MyIIT better serve the student body, one such way Student Government Association (SGA) is seeking to improve the service is by having a dedicated SGA tab for easy access.
Although its direct impacts on campus life are not as readily tangible as its fellow Student Life and Academic Affairs committees, the Communications Committee of Student Government Association (SGA) is nonetheless a vital component of SGA’s branding and operations. From building a solid social media presence to creating regular TechNews articles, Communications is all about ensuring that the student body of Illinois Tech is aware of who SGA is, what SGA does, and how SGA can help each and every one of us.