Leadership Groups Keeping Students Engaged

Apr 16, 2020

Student Government and Student Activities Board plan events and activities during remote operations.


SGA President Seth Shiley.

The Student Government Association and Student Activities Board continue to keep Cal U students active and engaged as they finish the spring term through online education. 

SGA continues its weekly meetings at 4 p.m. Mondays via Zoom. At the meetings, which are open to all Cal U students, SGA addresses student concerns and relays information to campus officials. To be added to the Zoom meetings, send a message to Student Government @calstudentgov on Twitter or Instagram. 

All students are encouraged to follow SGA and SAB on Twitter and Instagram @calustudentgov and @caluactivities.

From April 27-May 1, SGA will conduct Student Appreciation Week. The organization will give away e-gift cards to students and host events such as virtual bingo, trivia, and e-gaming tournaments. 

“We are very excited to provide some positivity, and give back to students in this difficult time,” said Seth Shiley ’19, SGA president and MBA student who serves as a graduate assistant for Student Wellness Support Services. 

SAB is also meeting weekly and communicating events through its social media channels. Members are producing a weekly newsletter,  #virtualCalYOU, at Instagram.com/sab_calu

The Cal Times student newspaper is maintaining a list of “Cal U Apart Together” updates from SAB at https://www.caltimes.org/.

“We are trying to do as much as we can, and we also talk daily through the GroupMe app,” said Miranda Anderson, executive board president of SAB and graduating senior majoring in graphic design. “We all work well together and exchange good ideas with different approaches on how we can keep our students engaged.” 

Melissa Dunn, director of Student Activities and Leadership, praised both student groups for supporting each other and moving on with projects in a virtual setting. 

“I am encouraged by the students and their involvement with their organizations while this is going on,” she said. “They are excited to see each other through Zoom and have some ‘normal’ interactions. 

“They are planning and coming up with ideas by thinking outside of the box and hoping to engage our students and keep them connected.”