The Student Government Association will hold two town hall meetings this semester to enable students to voice their concerns.

While the dates have yet to be set, SGA president pro tempore Zoe Taylor said the first town hall would explain what SGA is to students and then would allow them to ask SGA members questions.

“All concerns are our concerns, no matter how large or how small,” Taylor said. “Last year, students came with questions or issues to the town hall.”

The other town hall meeting would be held for the on-campus caucus, a group of senate members focused solely on campus issues, said senator Jacob Biller.

“The meeting would be open to all students to come and ask us questions about what we are doing in the on-campus caucus,” Biller, a freshman telecommunications major, said. “Ideally, this would happen before elections.”

Biller said the town hall meeting is currently a one-time event, but he would like to see it repeated in the future.

In addition, SGA president Greg Carbó announced members of SGA will upload videos explaining how to run for student government on the SGA website in the next week.

Carbó said SGA’s communications team is contacting organizations on Benny Link about the elections.

“Elections are right around the corner,” Carbó said. “We want to get our faces out there and spread awareness about the upcoming elections.” 

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Also discussed during Wednesday’s meeting:

  • Carbó said SGA will unveil a new website within the next two weeks.  
  • Senator Kaleb Chowning said he would like to form a green council of Ball State students to work on increasing the amount of green initiatives.

Contact Liz Rieth with comments at ejrieth@bsu.edu or on Twitter at @liz_rieth.