Happy first week of school, Bulldogs! We had a ton of fun helping with Truman Week festivities last week and are thrilled to see campus filled with students again. We hope your first week has been filled with happy reunions and excitement as well!
As we begin this new year, Student Government is gearing up for our annual fall elections. We have lots of open positions, and we strongly encourage you to think about joining our body! If you are interested in learning more about how the University operates, or using your passions to improve our campus community, Student Government is the organization for you! We have various ways you can get involved:
Voting Senator: One of the most popular ways to get involved in Student Government is to be elected by the student body and serve as a Voting Senator. As a Voting Senator, you would be expected to serve on at least one of the Student Government’s six standing committees, attend all general body meetings and committee meetings, and serve one office hour each week. If you are interested in running, petitions will become available in the Student Government Office on Monday, August 26. Active campaigning will begin Tuesday, September 3, and voting will occur September 9-12.
Committee Chairship: The Student Government oversees a number of committees, each dedicated to a specific interest area or specific project. The following committees are still in need of chairs. If you are interested, visit our website to apply, or contact us to learn more:
Academic Affairs Committee
External Affairs Committee
Health, Wellness, and Safety Committee
Student Affairs Committee
Vision Document 2020 Committee
Purple Friday Sub-Committee
Environmental Sustainability Fee Accountability Committee (ESFAC)
IT Director: The Student Government IT Director manages and regularly updates our website and is expected to attend all general body meetings to stay informed on current events in Student Government.
Public Relations Director: The Student Government PR Director manages and regularly updates our social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), is expected to attend all general body meetings, and is encouraged to attend Executive Committee meetings. This position is available as a scholarship job this year!
Associate Senator: If you’re interested in getting involved in Student Government with less of a time commitment and without running in elections, you can also be an Associate Senator! Associate Senators are appointed by the Student Government to serve on one committee, and are not required to attend general body meetings. While they cannot vote in Student Government meetings, they can work on projects and voice their opinions in discussions. This is a great way to get involved if you’re interested in seeing if Student Government is right for you!
If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or check out our website at senate.truman.edu. We would love for you to join our body!