The Wilson College Government Association (WCGA) give try to give continuity to its programs from previous years, as well as to implement some new ones.
Besides continuing with its office hours and Pizza Talks, WCGA continues to look for ways to reach out to the student body. Students can go see a member of the Board during the WCGA Executive Board office Hours with any question or idea they may have.
Continuity of policy
WCGA also hopes to provide campus comment boards where students can ask questions or express their opinions anonymously while receiving feedback from WCGA. WCGA also continues to revise the Blue Book and apportionment process to make expectations as clear and equitable as possible.
The Club Office is among the new additions made by WCGA this year. The office is located in the other half of the WCGA room and is now available for student clubs and organizations. It can be used as a meeting space and also has resources for use. A semester calendar allows clubs to sign up to use the space two days in advance. It can also be used during WCGA Office Hours or upon contact of the Board. There will be club mailboxes which will hold a club’s constitution and any other important documents.
"I think the Club Office is a great idea in that it will help us out a lot when we are running around looking for an appropriate club meeting place," says Supriya Thapa ‘14
An alternative student space
Recognizing the need for students to have a place just to hang out or relax with friends, WCGA is trying to work with the college to create an alternative student space that can replace Sarah’s Coffeehouse while it is being used for the Library.
WCGA hopes for more student involvement.
"Daily, I hear students talking about things that bother them about their college experience, or discussing these amazing ideas that would improve campus for everyone," says Stephanie Bachman ‘12, Constitution and By-Laws Chair. "Unfortunately, there seems to be a sense of apathy among the student body that keeps these thoughts and ideas from reaching fruition."
"Most of the projects and programs that WCGA takes on are a direct result of the things we hear from our peers, but we would be so much more successful if more students got involved, and took an active role in improving their experience at Wilson," she continues.
Students can get involved by attending WCGA meetings every Tuesday at 11:00am in the WCGA Office, in which WCGA discusses projects and programs that are currently on the agenda.
Students are also encouraged to join a committee (such as the apportionment committee) if they have a specific need or concern. Participating in fun WCGA events like Pizza Talk to make themselves heard is another available option. Besides these, WCGA welcomes students to drop by the WCGA office during office hours to talk about an idea that they may have or even just to chat.
"We would love it if someone stopped by and wanted help with an idea they have, or suggestion for how we can improve," Bachman says.
"I really hope that students will utilize the resources that we can provide, whether it be the club office, answering questions, or help with an idea. I’m hoping that we can wrap-up some of the initiatives that we started last year, and start on some new ones as well such as a mini student union space!" she adds.