Semester in review: SGA execs’ work

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~

executives of Xavier’s Student Government Association (SGA) presented a mid-year report to the Board of Trustees. The executives, President Colleen Reynolds, Administrative Vice President Thomas Edney and Legistlative Vice President Shelby Alig, also sat down with the staff of the Newswire. Some of the projects they reported are included below.

“We are proud of what we have accomplished so far, but are excited to finish our term strong,” Reynolds said.

(Pictured from right to left) Administrative Vice President Thomas Edney, President Colleen Reynolds and Legislative Vice President Shelby Alig have served as the SGA Executives since their inauguration in April.

Expanded ALL Card access: An important component of the executives’ platform last spring was expanding students’ ability to enter dorms via their ALL Cards. Under the new rules, which will go live next semester, students who live on campus will be able swipe in to all dorms between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

New advocacy program: The excecutives also began a new “Live the Commitment” campaign, which is designed to get students involved in issues affecting the Xavier community, specifically sexual assault, cyber bullying, safety procedure in the event of an active shooter on campus and suicide. For more on the Live the Commitment campaign, see page 1 of the Dec. 3 issue of the Newswire.

Other projects: SGA also helped paricipate in the recent Warrior Run, which benefitted cancer research. Xavier won the “College Challenge,” which measures each participating school’s percentage of students involved, fundraising and commitment to community service.
Reynolds also said that the executives have other initiatives that will soon be completed, including renovations to the intramural fields and more meal plan options for commuter students.

The three are also in the process of planning 1831 Week, 10 days of spirit-related activities.