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Checking in with SGA: March

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) is gearing up to wrap up the school year, elect new representatives and go out with a bang.

Updates

As of March, 17 new student organizations have been approved by the SGA legislative branch.

Niner Engage has officially replaced OrgSync and is live and running.

Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on Niner Engage. All senate meetings begin at 5 p.m. every Thursday in Popp Martin Student Union room 200. Senate meetings will also be streamed live on Instagram and are open to the public.

SGA has begun a weekly social media campaign on Twitter and Instagram. Every day of the week will represent a different theme. Wednesdays will be used to announce the speaker at Senate for that week.

Legislation

SGA passed the LGBT+ Resource Center Act in favor of dedicating a space on campus for a LGBTQ+ Resource Center, preferably in Cone University Center. University administration has until April 2 to make a decision.

All legislation can be found on https://sga.uncc.edu/legislation

Upcoming Events

Niner Palooza will take place Monday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be located in the College of Education and College of Health and Human Services Plaza and will feature food trucks, free food, raffles and Norm the Niner. Niner Passports collected at Niner Palooza can be turned in for a chance to enter a raffle. The winners will be announced before the debate.

The SGA candidates debate will begin at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Rotunda following Niner Palooza.

Follow SGA on all social media platforms to stay updated and connected to your campus and representatives:

Twitter: @UNCC_SGA

Facebook: UNC Charlotte SGA

Instagram: @uncc_sga

Email Press Secretary Ana Valdez at avaldezc@uncc.edu for any further feedback and questions.

Checking in with SGA: February

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) continues to hold programs, tabling and pass legislation regarding the most pressing concerns of the student body.

Updates

As of February, 48 new student organizations and 59 pieces of legislation have been approved by the SGA legislative branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on OrgSync. All Senate meetings begin at 5 p.m. every Thursday in Popp Martin Student Union room 200. Senate meetings will also be streamed live on Instagram and are open to the public.

SGA has begun a weekly social media campaign on Twitter and Instagram. Every day of the week will represent a different theme. Wednesdays will be used to announce the speaker at Senate for that week.

“OrgSync” will be changed to “Norm’s Hub.” The website will be redesigned to be more user friendly and streamlined with university services.

2018 SGA spring election nomination forms are now open. The deadline to apply is February 26 at 5 p.m. Applications can be found on OrgSync.

Faculty and Staff Member of the Year nominations will be taken during SGA tabling in the Student Union from 1 to 3 p.m. Nominations close on March 12.

Legislation

Senate Video Publication Act: The legislative branch will be creating a Youtube channel featuring videos of Thursday Senate meetings, promo videos for upcoming projects and informational videos describing different aspects of Senate.

SGA Reapportionment Act: The Senate has undergone internal changes to make the legislative branch more representative of the student body, allow for more student input and encourage multiple voices and perspectives in SGA. We reapportioned the possible senate seats to increase from 40 to 58, including 12 new special interests seats based on each of the 12 categorizations of student organizations.

All legislation can be found on https://sga.uncc.edu/legislation.

Upcoming Events

The Chancellor’s Lunchtime Talk is rescheduled for March 1 at 11:30 a.m. in Student Union room 200.

Niner Palooza will take place Monday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. It will be located in the College of Education and College of Health and Human Services plaza and will feature food trucks, free food, raffles and Norm the Niner.

Follow SGA on all social media platforms to stay updated and connected to your campus and representatives

Twitter: @UNCC_SGA

Facebook: UNC Charlotte SGA

Instagram: @uncc_sga

Email press secretary Ana Valdez at avaldezc@uncc.edu for any further feedback and questions.

Checking in with SGA: January

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) is kicking off the spring semester with tabling, legislation and programs geared toward addressing the interests and concerns of our diverse student population.

Updates

As of November, 13 new student organizations have been approved by the legislative branch, bringing the total to 39. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on OrgSync.

All Senate meetings begin at 5 p.m. every Thursday in room 200 of the Popp Martin Student Union. Senate meetings will also be streamed live on Instagram and are open to the public.

SGA began a weekly social media campaign on Twitter and Instagram. Every day of the week represents a different theme. Wednesdays are used to announce the speaker at Senate for that week.

The SGA Elections Act will be going under revision soon. For more information, contact Secretary of Internal Affairs Mackenzie Belton.

New legislation has been passed in Senate that will address representing and informing the student body and act as a liaison between students, directors and administrative staff.

The Student Senate is taking steps to formally create a Youtube channel on behalf of SGA. It will consists of speakers from the student senate and similar content.

A new resolution changing “OrgSync” to “Norm’s Hub” has been adopted after a vote from the student body.

A new resolution to establish Niner Palooza as an annual event has been adopted. Niner Palooza is intended to increase participation in SGA spring elections by connecting the student body with SGA representatives and University administrators. The Senate is in support of Niner Palooza as an annual event to ensure that students are informed of their candidates and continue to foster a relationship between SGA and students. The current student body vice president and press secretary will be the new coordinators.

New legislation can be found on https://sga.uncc.edu/legislation.

Upcoming Events

Niner Palooza will take place Monday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be located in the College of Education and College of Health and Human Services plaza and will feature food trucks, free food, raffles and Norm the Niner.

Follow SGA on all social media platforms to stay updated and connected to your campus and representatives

Twitter: @UNCC_SGA

Facebook: UNC Charlotte SGA

Instagram: @uncc_sga

Email Press Secretary Ana Valdez at avaldezc@uncc.edu for any further feedback and questions.

Checking in with SGA: November

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) has continued to host events, meetings and pass legislation throughout the month of November.

Updates

As of Nov. 27, eight new student organizations have been approved by the SGA Legislative Branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on OrgSync. All Senate meetings are open to the public.

The Allsbrook McCollom administration worked through the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board to promote transparency and advocate for the financial needs of students by prioritizing keeping fee increases low. SGA representatives advised the chancellor on which fees students deemed necessary for raises and which were sufficient as is. Chancellor Philip L. Dubois largely went along with the recommendations provided and agreed to keep fees increases low and increase funding for programs that are most essential to students.

The annual Campus Safety Tour, organized by SGA’s Secretary of Student Affairs Kelsey Summey took place Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. More than 80 students were in attendance, making it the most attended Campus Safety Tour to date.

College forums were held for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Architecture, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Engineering throughout the month.

A new name to replace OrgSync was voted on by the student body. Voting closed Nov. 22 and the new name will be announced soon.

Diversity Week hosted by the Diversity Affairs Committee consisted of information tabling,  SoVi Dinner, Niner Nation Different Together events and ended with the ENGAGE Social Justice Symposium co-sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center.

Senate has passed 34 pieces of legislation total. New legislation can be found on https://sga.uncc.edu/legislation.

The SGA Elections Act will be going under revision soon. For more information, contact Secretary of Internal Affairs Mackenzie Belton.

Upcoming Events

Junior class council applications are open. All students wishing to join can apply on OrgSync. The deadline is Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.

SGA Treasurer Jasmine Williams will be holding office hours throughout the semester every Friday from 2-4 p.m. for organizations that need help filling out grant forms. An appointment is required and can be scheduled by emailing sgatreasurer@uncc.edu

Follow SGA on all social media platforms to stay updated and connected to your campus and representatives.

Twitter: @UNCC_SGA

Facebook: UNC Charlotte SGA

Instagram: @uncc_sga

Email Press Secretary Ana Valdez at avaldezc@uncc.edu for any further feedback and questions.

Checking in with SGA: October

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association kicked off the fall semester by electing new student leaders, launching diversity initiatives, hosting school representatives weekly at Senate meetings, welcoming the UNC Association of Student Governments (ASG) to our campus and showing off our Niner Pride at Homecoming.

Updates

As of Oct. 26, 25 new student organizations have been approved by the SGA Legislative Branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on OrgSync.

ASG Representative Vivian Ojimadu and Secretary for State and National Affairs Bailey Russell hosted SGA representatives from the UNC ASG at UNC Charlotte for a monthly meeting and town hall.

The Academic Affairs Committee has been conducting college forums and asking students to come and speak with faculty from their college about their concerns and questions. In addition, Academic Affairs has been meeting with the Atkins Library Advisory Board on how the library space can be improved for students. They have also met monthly with Dr. Joan Lorden, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The SGA Elections Act will be going under revision soon. For more information, contact Secretary of Internal Affairs Mackenzie Belton.

SGA in partnership with the Dean of Students Office and the Multicultural Resource Center sponsored a free legal clinic presented by The Immigrant Justice Program Attorneys with the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. The clinic and Q&A session took place on Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. and welcomed community members as well as undocumented, TPS, DACA and other immigrant students.

Upcoming Events

The Diversity Affairs Committee, headed by SGA Secretary for Diversity Affairs Amber Creft, is currently in the process of planning a Diversity Week Nov. 6-10. Different events throughout the week will include a relaunching of Niner Nation Different Together, information tables on Diversity and Inclusion, and a Social Justice Symposium.

The annual Campus Safety Tour, organized by SGA’s Secretary of Student Affairs Kelsey Summey, will take place on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in the College of Health and Human Services, Room 281. Join SGA as we walk the campus and work collaboratively towards making our community a safer place for all students.

SGA Treasurer Jasmine Williams will be holding office hours throughout the semester every Friday from 2-4 p.m. for organizations that need help filling out grant forms. An appointment is required and can be scheduled by emailing sgatreasurer@uncc.edu.

Senate Vacancies Applications are open until Nov. 8. Interested students can apply on OrgSync to secure an interview. Open seats include the following;

  • Belk College Of Business (1)
  • Cato College of Education (1)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1)
  • William Lee College of Enginnering (1)
  • University College (2)
  • College of Computing and Informatics (1)

The next College of Liberal Arts and Science college forum will take place Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Fretwell 100.

The next College of Arts and Architecture college forum will take place Nov. 15  at 5:45 p.m. in the Storrs Salon.

Newly Elected Members

  • Freshman Class President: Jacob Baum
  • Freshmen At Large Senators: Briana McDonald, Austin Spruell, Jordan Byers, Hunter Healy, Zac Mazag
  • At-Large Senators: Hilda Kolawole, Tobi Kalejaiye, Tiona Wilson, Jenna Basel and Matthew Basel

Newly Appointed Members

  • Secretary of Athletic Affairs: Nick Furr

Follow SGA on all social media platforms to stay updated and connected to your campus and representatives

Twitter: @UNCC_SGA

Facebook: UNC Charlotte SGA

Instagram: @uncc_sga

Email Press Secretary Ana Valdez at avaldezc@uncc.edu for any further feedback and questions.