Governments, by all accounts, are measured by the impact they make in their respective communities. Olivet College’s Student Government Association (SGA) is no different.
Since the launch of the college’s vision for 2020 and Beyond, this tenacious group of student leaders has taken the initiative to play a more prominent role in enhancing the vibrancy of campus life. Serving as the collective voice of the student body, they’ve worked to accomplish much in just a few short years.
Their most ambitious achievement: they recently elected to have every student pay a small, one-time annual fee in order to fund grants that support student interests. Having collected more than $11,000 in the past year, SGA awarded grants that supported initiatives such as:
- A student-led Leadership Conference, open to colleges and universities across mid-Michigan
- Retrofit water stations to improve water quality in campus buildings
- The Ollies, an awards celebration hosted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee that honors the top athletic teams and performances from the academic year
- A guest speaker for the Association of Women in Mathematics seminar
- A Super Bowl party hosted by the resident advisors
- Supplies for the college’s new Engineering Club
- Support for the Boxing Team, Earth Bound, Sigma Zeta, Mu Omega Pi, Elite and other clubs and organizations
- And much more
“Our goal is to make everyone’s experience more successful and enjoyable on campus,” said Christine Wood, Olivet College senior and former SGA president. “We’re already making progress on some of our ideas…and we’re excited about what the future holds for SGA.”
Watch www.olivetcollege.edu for more information as future SGA initiatives take shape.