StuGov Buzz: StuGov prepares for semester

Welcome back, Bulldogs! We’re so happy to be back on campus with all of you!

One of our favorite activities with Student Government each year is helping to welcome new students to campus during Truman Week. We love the excitement of move-in day, chatting with new students, answering their questions about campus, and most of all, welcoming them into our community and showing them what Truman is all about. 

Back in the spring semester during our campaign, we ran for office under the motto “Committed to Community.” This passion of ours still remains central to all of our plans for this year, and it is our hope that each Truman student ends this year feeling more connected to our campus community than ever before. 

We have already kicked off the year in this spirit of community by helping with Truman Week staple activities, such as move-in day, Convocation, and Hall Cup contests. One new activity we introduced this year were two massive voter registration drives, bringing together organizations across campus to help register as many students as possible to vote in upcoming elections. 

Last year, Student Government worked hard to find ways to best utilize the green space between Ryle Hall and Pershing Building that used to be home to the Fair Apartments. After many proposals, we ultimately decided to pursue conserving that area as a common green space. This summer, the Board of Governors approved Student Government’s request to officially name this space the “Fair Grounds,” dedicated for student recreation, relaxation and community building.