The Student Government Association has partnered with the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy to allow students to communicate changes they want to be implemented in order to improve life on campus.
The Improve ACU competition will conclude this spring, and a winner will be selected. Alongside Griggs Center, SGA will select a winner based upon how well thought out, thoroughly developed, and feasible that idea is. That winner will receive $500 and depending on how feasible that selected idea is, SGA will help the winner implement the idea.
“We definitely want the focus of our office to be the students, what our students are wanting,” Lauren Wasson, SGA president, said.
This event will be recurring in the future every spring. This is one of SGA’s methods of continually renewing its commitment to the students of ACU.
“We want to hear your voice. We want to hear what your concerns are,” Travis Mack, marketing director of SGA, said.
Later in the semester, SGA plans to introduce a new, week-long program for spring of 2020 simply known as Wellness Week. Normally this event was separated into Green Week and Wellness Week respectively. However, this new initiative will center around the mental and physical health of individuals on campus as well as the environment and sustainability, combining the two into one program. It will feature a number of events and giveaways of succulents and self-care canvas packages. Students will have the opportunity to engage with professionals to talk about mental health, learn, be provided resources, as well as being provided a venue to express their voices.
“Every idea that’s big or small deserves to be heard and a lot of the time there are really good ones in all of the categories,” Wasson said.
In addition, SGA will be introducing new solar charging stations across campus. These stations will be set on the intramural fields and one nearby Brown Library. They will have the capability of powering mobile devices, speakers, and other such devices.