Last semester the Student Government Association (S.G.A.) at Adelphi University welcomed a new president, Samantha Herskowitz, a Senior Nursing major.
Along with her executive board (Brian Stanley, Jenisa Caban, Nicole Zisa, Caley Serin, and Nick Cosmo) Herskowitz has great plans to bring the organization to a new level.
“My main goal for this year is to connect more with clubs and organizations” she told me. “I want them to feel comfortable and realize that we as student government want nothing but the best for their organization.”
Some other S.G.A. initiatives this year include continuing to be the liaison between the student body and administration, improving technology, promoting the services of the IT department, collaborating with other organizations, supporting student athletes and Greek life and resolving academic issues.
One initiative, beginning next semester, is to improve Health and Wellness within the Adelphi community. S.G.A. will have five days of activities like Healthy Meal Monday ($5 will be given to students to spend at the salad bar), Take Care Tuesday (free meditation classes), Workout Wednesdays, Trust Your Instinct Thursday (S.G.A. will post safety tips via social media on issues like sexual assault), and Financial Wellness Friday (A newsletter with financial tips for students).
“Running for S.G.A president has effected me in many ways” she said. "It gave the ability to publicly speak in both small crowds and big crowds, it's given me the opportunity to connect with many faculty and administration, but most importantly it has given me a voice that I am not afraid to use.”
And with Herskowitz as their leader, it is evident that Adelphi’s S.G.A. will have no issues implementing their initiatives on campus this year.
Want to voice your problems to S.G.A.? Come to one of their town halls next semester. Dates and Times listed below:
February 7, 2017 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m in the University Center Fireplace Lounge
March 7, 2017 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. in the University Center Fireplace Lounge
April 4, 2017 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. in the University Center Fireplace Lounge