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On Sunday November 17th, members from our SGA launched the Good Neighbor Campaign in local Hamden neighborhoods. We went door to door to talk to QU students and Hamden residents in areas with large student populations. Our goal was to introduce our Good Neighbor Campaign, encourage conversation, and collect any concerns that residents may have. We want to assist in the development of positive relationships and open lines of communication. NBC Connecticut and Eyewitness News Channel 3 joined our members to cover our efforts.
Overall, we received positive feedback from Hamden residents and only a few complaints. Moving forward, we plan to visit more neighborhoods, increase the distribution of our informational door hangers, and connect with Hamden government officials and boards. We want to be the best neighbor possible in the Hamden community and will explore any efforts that support our mission.
Bobcat of the Month is SGA’s new campaign designed to recognize students that are actively involved on campus and go above and beyond the daily student routine. These students embody the Bobcat Spirit and truly “Live the Legend“. Each month we plan to highlight one area of campus, these areas include:
(1) Involvement – “The Busiest Bobcat”
(2) Academics – “The Brainiest Bobcat”
(3) Diversity/Awareness – “The Boldest Bobcat”
(4) School Spirit – The Bobcat with the “Loudest Roar”
Please nominate the student who you believe should be SGA’s Bobcat of the Month!
Log on to Do You QU –> Under Student Government Association page click Forms –> Bobcat of the Month Form
SGA is rolling out a new campaign: THE GOOD NEIGHBOR CAMPAIGN!
Our goal is to build and strengthen a relationship between Quinnipiac students and local Hamden residents. We are committed to working with our neighbors and creating an open line of communication to foster positive community relations.
To promote a healthy environment and be a great neighbor, it is essential to introduce yourself. As Quinnipiac’s Student Government Association, we’re here to assist with facilitating the building of positive relationships in any way we can.
After the new candidates were elected, the entire Student Government Association spent the weekend away at our annual Fall Retreat! This weekend consists of training sessions and various activities to strength the bonds of our members. We usually spend the entire weekend at Camp Jewell YMCA in Colebrook, CT. This year our Executive Board decided to change up the scenery and hold the first day of retreat at our North Haven campus! Our Executive Board members gave various presentations on proper SGA etiquette, how to effectively tackle initiatives, how to program with essential learning outcomes, and the financial policy. Professor of Management, Frank Bellizzi, taught a session on working in teams and the importance of active listening. His activities greatly inspired our members for the upcoming year!
Later that night, we arrived at the Camp Jewell facility! Our new members were placed on committees and given mentors. Throughout the weekend, we participated in several team building activities including ice breakers, high ropes courses, and communication exercises. Overall, the weekend was highly educational and enjoyed by all!
The SGA Fall Elections took place Wednesday September 11th, 2013. 38 Candidates ran for 14 positions on the Freshmen, Junior, and Senior Cabinets! Voting turnout was at an all time high! On Election Day, the Programming Committee along with the Student Awareness Committee set up a voting station outside the Student Center. The Senior Class Cabinet also set up a voting station over at our North Haven Campus.
The results of SGA’s Fall 2013 Election:
- Freshmen Cabinet Class of 2017:
- President: Chris Desilets
- Vice President: Travis McMurray
- Class Representatives:
- Jordan LaCross
- Cassidy Fitzgerald
- Paul Ryan
- Anisha Manglani
- Hayley Baker
- Alana Perrotta
- Morey Hershgordon
- Sam Foley
- Junior Cabinet Class of 2015:
- Class Representative: Hannah Russell
- Senior Cabinet Class of 2014:
- Elisha Dorsey
- Nick Scafura
- Tyler Alway
Our new members took their oath of office at our 9/18 general board meeting!
Welcome Back Bobcats!
Looking to get involved and represent your class ?!
SGA is the organization for you!
- There are 10 positions available for the Class of 2017! (1 Class President, 1 Class Vice President, 8 Class Representatives)
- There is 1 position available for the Class of 2015! (1 Class Representative)
- There are 3 positions available for the Class of 2014! (3 Class Representatives)
To be an eligible candidate students must attend one of the following Mandatory Information Sessions:
- Wednesday 8/28 at 9:15pm Carl Hansen Student Center Rotunda Lounge
- Thursday 8/29 at 9:15pm Carl Hansen Student Center Rotunda Lounge
- Friday 8/30 at 4:00pm Lender School of Business Mancheski Seminar Room
****Eligible candidates must be available for weekly General Board Meetings on Wednesday at 4:15pm****
At the end of May, Sophomore Class President Jonny Atkin, and Student Body President, Matt Desilets, met with Executive Vice President/Provost, Mark Thompson, in order to present a proposal for strength and fitness equipment upgrades on the Mt. Carmel campus. The proposal outlined the need for equipment upgrades to fit the true needs of our university community. At the conclusion of the meeting Mark Thompson approved the proposal and granted $100,000 to these fitness and strength equipment upgrades! They are being installed now in time for the student’s return!
Each year, our Executive Board members attend a conference before the school year starts. This summer, we attended NACA’s Student Government West Institute at Colorado School of the Mines. It was a great experience! We attended various workshops that provided us with many new ideas! We met a diverse group of SGAs from all over the country. It was great to discuss our issues and bounce ideas off of each other! We truly learned a lot and cannot thank NACA enough for such an amazing conference!
SGA transitioned this past Wednesday from the 2012-2013 General Board to the 2013-2014 General Board! Check out the photos below of our newly elected members taking their oath of office!
Below is a press release regarding the 2013 SGA elections from the current Student Body President Benjamin Cloutier:
Quinnipiac undergraduates made their presence and their opinions known on April 10, 2013 as they chose their class leaders in the university’s Student Government Association (SGA) elections by voting for the second time on the Quinnipiac CollegiateLink system.
With nearly one third of the undergraduate population casting their ballots, the students chose who will be representing them for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Over forty students vied for the thirty one coveted positions on Student Government. Those who lost their respective races were offered the opportunity to become involved in the organization as non voting members.
Student Body President and Chair of the Election Committee, Benjamin Cloutier, commented on the election, “A heartfelt congratulations are due to all of the candidates who competed in this year’s Spring Election. Each of the candidates put forth a tremendous amount of effort towards their respective races, and I’m proud to see so many of my peers excited and enthusiastic about affecting positive change on our campus. I’m confident in this year’s class of SGA members to continue the traditions of hard work and dedication towards the betterment of this community.”
The organization would like to thank all who came out and participated in the election. SGA encourages all students to find what they enjoy being involved in on campus while they are at Quinnipiac University. For complete coverage check out QUSGA.com, the Quinnipiac Chronicle, QUAD News, or follow us on Twitter @QUSGA.
2013-2014 Executive Board
Student Body President – Matt Desilets
Vice President for Student Concerns – Evan Milas
Vice President for Programming – Robert Grant
Vice President for Finance – Danielle Big
Vice President for Public Relations – Jules Besharat
Class of 2014
President – Emily McDonald
Vice President – Caitlin Gallagher
Representative – Joe Rodriguez
Representative – Theo Siggelakis
Representative – Greg Hayes
Representative – Nick Scafura
Class of 2015
President – Mostafa Elhaggar
Vice President – Joe Kohle
Representative – Michael Podias
Representative – Maddy Harding
Representative – Molly Cannon
Representative – Haley Straussner
Representative – Tom Albanese
Representative – Steve Cottane
Class of 2016
President – Johnny Atkins
Vice President – Ryan Miller
Representative – Matt Powers
Representative – Carly Hviding
Representative – Meg Reilly
Representative – Rachel Colpitts
Representative – Bianca Solano
Representative – Jessica Tomkiewicz
Representative – Emily Fagan
Representative – Nicole Guiliani