Student Leadership & Involvement: Honors Students in SGA

October 10, 2017

 

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a student organization led in part by many active and enthusiastic honors students at St. Norbert College. In fact, nearly 60% of its Executive Board is comprised of students from the Honors Program, in addition to many Class Representatives. Not only do these students take an active stance in the SNC community, but they gain valuable leadership skills from their involvement in SGA. 


SGA is a student-run government organization that represents the voice of the St. Norbert student body. Members are comprised of a general assembly with five representatives from each class year and an executive board of seven members. SGA conducts official meetings around once per month as a general assembly overseen by the eBoard, which also meets separately once a week. In the meantime, members meet in their assigned committees-- Student Empowerment, External Affairs, or Academic Excellence--to tackle certain issues and report back with their progress at the next all-member meeting. The eBoard handles executive business, oversees the general assembly, and takes on other important issues. Past matters addressed by SGA include, but are certainly not limited to: a campus lighting tour, printing, ITS security and improvements, campus climate forums, social justice panels, parking, Board of Trustee meetings, and the “I Dream Dance.” Although these positions come with great responsibility, being an SGA member is a unique experience for any Green Knight. 

 
 SGA members are given special opportunities to build leadership skills, make connections with students and faculty across campus, and create positive change. Perhaps one of the best examples of this is Danny Wilson, two-time President of SGA, who says, “As an honors student, being in SGA has been unique, because the Honors Program has given me the resources and tools to think more critically. It’s helped me to be able to look for and listen to diverse perspectives.” Students like Danny, who have worked hard to give the student body a voice, have been able to grow as both leaders and students from their involvement during their time here at St. Norbert College. The Honors Program is proud of all the accomplishments so many of our students in SGA have made toward making SNC a better place!
 

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