SGA hears about Student Engagement events and opportunities


Tiger Media Network

FHSU’s Student Government of Association head about several upcoming events at Thursday’s meeting as SGA welcomed a guest speaker from Student Engagement. 

Director of Student Engagement Jaden Rahe discussed the Black and Gold Academy, a leadership conference that will take place from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday in the Memorial Union Ballroom. 

“We will be giving out 16 scholarships during this event that are going to range from $250 up to $1000,” Rahe said.

The event will be free for all FHSU students and feature guest speaker, Dr. Chris Luepold, an industrial organization psychologist, along with free meals.

Rahe also discussed the opportunity for students to volunteer for a paid trip at Habitat for Humanity in Colorado Springs over Spring Break. 

Volunteers will assist in constructing a house and help organize a store that provides funding for the organization’s projects.

“If service is something that calls to your heart, spend your spring break during that with a quick little drive,” Rahe said.

Students can volunteer by contacting Student Engagement Coordinator Ali Colewell.

Rahe also announced another travel-related opportunity, Mountain Movers 2024, a unique leadership experience and overnight retreat to Codell from April 12 to 13.

Students must fill out an application form by 5 pm on April 3.

Rahe also discussed the College Cup, a program designed for multiple colleges and students competing against each other, which will be on April 18 at Lewis Field.

Additional information for all these events can be found at Student Engagement, located on the second floor of the Fischli-Willis Center for Student Success.

SGA President Ella Burrows’ executive report highlighted her participation in an Online Student Senate meeting last week. 

A key focus of the meeting was enhancing the student experience on Blackboard, particularly addressing concerns about professors copying and pasting course shells from one semester to another with minimal updates.

Burrow also said the forum for Spring Elections will be open from March 1 to 17, with the elections scheduled for March 27 and 28, providing students with the chance to secure a spot in the Senate and for current Senators to seek re-election.

SGA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director Joanna Carrillo addressed working with The American Democracy Project in March to organize an event similar to a poster competition in celebration of Women’s History Month.

SGA Vice President Emma Day concluded the meeting by installing two newly appointed senators: Morgan Fischer for Werth College and Star Parham for the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

The next meeting will be at 7 pm on Thursday in the Black and Gold Room.

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