The members of the 2016-17 executive slate, Summit, will take their official places in the Student Government Association at 5 p.m. April 20.
The inauguration will be in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Cardinal Hall.
This year’s inauguration will be slightly different than past years'. Current SGA president Jack Hesser said even though this year’s inauguration will still be heavy on the executive slates, there will also be a bigger focus on the senators than in past years.
“We really want to make sure ... we are recognizing [the senators]. It’s not supposed to be all about Atlas or all about Summit, it's supposed to be about student government,” he said.
As Atlas’ term in SGA adjourns on April 20 and Summit's beings, both Hesser and current vice president Richu Aby have some last-minute advice for Summit.
Aby’s biggest advice is for them to be confident and humble-minded.
“Be confident, your best foot forward is your confident foot,” she said. “In the job, be confident in everything you do because no one has your back except your slate members and yourself. But be humble in everything you do because you're only here for a certain amount of time; you can’t really make change that great in one year.”
Along those lines, Hesser’s greatest advice is also for Summit to keep a level head.
“Be humble. This is student government," he said. "At the end of the day, there’s a lot of opportunities to create change, but you’re still a student and you're going to graduate, and when you graduate this is probably going to mean very little to those around you, so be humble and enjoy this experience for what it's worth."