The ACU Student Government is conducting a Join Week event for students that are interested in getting more involved in student organizations with the help of a new position on SGA.
The second annual Join Week began Oct. 7 and is a week long event designed to connect students to different organizations on campus and the Abilene community. Flyers were distributed around campus to show students what SGA will be doing to aid students in getting involved.
SGA had a budget meeting last week. Lauren Wasson, senior political science major and student government president, said SGA talked about the 69 student organizations on campus, and how they would be able to fund those organizations. They decided to help over 65 organizations with their $50,000 budget.
“Join week which is an effort to bring awareness to what student organizations are available on campus,” Wasson said. “This is to encourage students as well. I remember when I was a freshman, I think we don’t always know what is out there to join in our communities on campus or in Abilene in general.”
SGA played a video in Chapel on Oct. 11 to show students the organizations there are but also will send an email for students to get connected easily. Students can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the organization they want to be involved in and information will be sent to them.
SGA created a new position of Director of Student Engagement and Improvement. Responsibilities of this position include expanding and assisting student organizations with marketing. The role is held by Daniel Sherman, a junior management major from Abilene.
SGA would like to change the personal relations with student organizations and use social media to expand its service to student organizations. It also wants to collaborate ideas and serve student organizations as much as possible.