The Monroe Park campus and the VCU Health campuses are working towards a resolution that would merge the student governments into one umbrella organization.
According to Katie Clark, president of the Monroe Park SGA, the resolution was put forth in an effort to streamline the organization’s resources to better serve the student body’s concerns.
“It would just be more productive to have one meeting or one place where representatives from both campuses can collectively talk about the issues their students are passionate about,” Clark said.
A communal SGA was proposed last spring, but is now being spearheaded by the SGA’s from both campuses.
Members of both organizations are working to draft a constitution that would outline the responsibilities of the overarching organization.
According to Keith Zirkle, the former SGA president of the MCV campus, an email notifying the entire student body will be sent out on Nov. 21 where they will outline the changes that will follow the unification of the two student governments.
The constitution is currently being drafted and will also be sent out to the general student body right before winter break.
The constitution will then be finalized right before the start of the spring semester, which will then lead to elections for president, senate and representatives in the spring. Ultimately, the unified SGA will be active next fall.
“I don’t want any student group to be forgotten,” said Zirkle. “Having the two campuses interconnected will help make sure that every student is heard.”
Hiba is a senior studying broadcast journalism and religious studies. In addition to writing for the CT, she is the campus editor-at-large for the Huffington Post, a blogger for MuslimGirl.net and president of United Muslim Relief at VCU. This summer, Hiba interned with the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington, D.C. She previously interned with Voice for America and as a web content intern for VCU’s Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture.
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