Sam Norton, a candidate running to be Dahlonega’s mayor, visited the Student Government Association’s meeting on Oct. 23. He informed the members if he were elected he hoped to get SGA involved with the city government in order to nurture a strong relationship between the school and the town.
“The college history, presence and future is embedded within the community,” Norton said. “We have a symbiotic relationship and that in no way needs to be ruined.”
After Norton’s visit, SGA voted to recognize two organizations as student life organizations: SERV International and The Sustainability Club. SERV is a non-profit organization based out of Canton, GA intending to increase service opportunities and volunteer work for students. The Sustainability Club’s aim is to eliminate social, curricular and environmental factors that decrease the likelihood for continuous growth. The members for the Sustainability Club meet weekly at 6 p.m. in Newton Oaks.
SGA will be hosting an event called Thirsty Thursday on the night of Nov. 2. Designed to be a little pick-me-up before finals, SGA is going to provide snacks and coffee at the library for all the students that stop by.
On Nov. 14, SGA will be hosting an SGA Roast in Hoag Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. Each committee on SGA will introduce themselves and explain their job then the floor will be opened to questions or complaints anyone has about SGA. The organization will also be providing barbeque for students that attend.
SGA will be conducting open elections for a senior representative position. If anyone is interested, they can attend the weekly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays in Hoag ABC rooms.