On April 10, the Oconee Student Government Association held one of its last weekly meetings for the semester. Members discussed what they want to accomplish in the next academic year.
One of the goals is to set up traditions on the University of North Georgia’s Oconee campus. Because Oconee is a commuter campus, and also sees new students constantly transferring in and out, SGA hopes to create a sense of permanence.
Copper statues of the school’s nighthawk mascot are in the planning stages for Oconee and other campuses. When the statues arrive, UNG plans to encourage students to rub the beaks for good luck.
Another idea discussed was a monthly meeting for all clubs on campus to convene and share ideas. This would help clubs to potentially coordinate schedules, so students who are involved in multiple clubs and extracurricular activities are less likely to have overlapping meetings and events.
SGA also encouraged students to attend the Leaving a Legacy of Leadership conference, also known as L3, which runs from May 22-25 at UNG’s Dahlonega campus. Activities will include outdoor ropes courses and team-building exercises.
Last but not least, students continued to express concerns about the cafe. “Can we finally get some hot food here?” said one person. There was no satisfactory answer to this question.