• Kyia Young

SGA partners with student groups to provide clean water

March 22, 2017

The Student Government Association announced its partnership with the NAACP to host a water drive for the water crisis in St. Joseph Parish.

“Danielle, the NAACP president, came to me with how St. Joseph Parish is still without clean water,” SGA President Wil Perkins said. “We tried to partner with a lot of organizations for SGA Week, including Greek Life and NAMI on Campus. I immediately told her yes.”

SGA and NAACP are also partnering with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The water drive lasts all week, but the main event will be on Thursday at 11 a.m.

For SGA week, Wednesday’s event is Stay Afloat, which takes place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in front of the SGA office, room 159 in the Student Union. There will be free pizza and sweets for students.

Thursday’s event is breakfast with SGA from 8-10 a.m. in front of the SGA office. Free donuts and coffee will be offered.

 Special reports of today’s SGA meeting included the announcement that Ragin’ Recognition applications are due on March 21.

Ragin’ Recognition allows student organizations and individuals to apply for awards. Categories range from Adviser of the Year, organization’s marketing, community and leadership efforts and also individual students based on academic year. The event is on April 11 in the Student Union ballroom.

Student Leadership Council filed a banquet request for a non specified amount of money to host Ragin’ Recognition. The event budget is set to $738 and as SGA can choose to fill the entire budget. A decision will be made at the next SGA meeting.

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