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SGA to hold spring break “What’s the frustration?” event

March 20, 2018


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SGA to hold spring break “What’s the frustration?” event

The Student Government Association is set to hold a “Spring Break Hydration/What’s the Frustration?” event in the Student Union on March 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., which the organization discussed at its meeting yesterday afternoon.

Members of the SGA will be present at a table in the Union with free water bottles and lemonade to take concerns from students about campus issues, said SGA director of public relations Josie Graham. The purpose of the event is to give students an anonymous way to share their frustrations with SGA.

Senators can only hear so much. Some people don’t feel comfortable telling in a person-to-person setting what they’re angry about, so it’s a good confidential way to do it,” Graham said.

Graham said that this event is important because it gives students a chance to vocalize their concerns, and makes SGA more accessible.

“A lot of people are scared to be vocal about what concerns them, and they don’t know how to vocalize what they’re concerned about,” Graham said. [If] they have something that’s bothering them, and they see we’re there ready to take their concerns in an anonymous way, I feel like they’d be more able to do that.”

Students can write specific concerns on the available slips of paper, said Graham.

“They just walk up to the table, take a little slip of paper from us and write something down. They could write something very specific like, ‘My English teacher is treating me unfairly, their name is so-and-so,’” Graham said.

This is not the SGA’s first time holding a “What’s the frustration?” event. This year, in exchange for writing a concern, the organization will be giving away clear water bottles that are allowed in the Recreation Center. At the same time, the Student Programming Association will hand out tank tops.

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