At the April 3 meeting, the Student Government Association voted to recognize Special Olympics at UNG as a student life organization on the Dahlonega campus. Special Olympics is a non-profit organization aiming to allow people with intellectual disabilities to participate in sporting events in order to gain confidence and skills for everyday life.
UNG’s branch of the club is looking to act as a connection for students to reach people with disabilities. The club plans on volunteering at local and state events, helping fundraise for athletes that cannot afford fees, and hosting clinics for Special Olympic athletes to learn more about sports. Members of this club hope to raise awareness and respect for those with intellectual disabilities.
The Residence Hall Association is looking for members to join its executive board. If any student is going to be a resident on campus next year and is interested, they can talk to anyone involved with the Residence Association.
At the April 17 meeting, SGA will be conducting in-house elections for senior representatives. Those interested in a position can pick up an application in the Student Involvement Office in Hoag Student Center in room 312 on the Dahlonega campus.
SGA also congratulated those serving on the executive board for SGA next year. Charlie Barrett was elected president, Sky Cason was elected vice-president, Chloe Barrett was elected secretary, and Paul Shorter was elected treasurer.