Elections and Reform

As the year comes to a near close, SGA is still hard at work to make sure that things run smoothly in the years to come. Voting for our Presidential/Vice-Presidential Election is now live! Polls open on Wednesday, March 30th, at 8:00 am and will close on Friday, April 1st at 4:00pm. All voting will be done through Belmont’s website. Make sure you vote for your President and Vice President! 

While new leaders are stepping up to the plate for the next academic year with fresh and new ideas, Belmont’s current Student Government Association President Jonathon Ranking has introduced the Intent of Reform Resolution which would completely change the way congress represents students according to the college they belong in. 

As of now there are several colleges on campus: College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Entertainment and Music Business, College of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences and Nursing, College of Sciences and Mathematics, College of Law, College of Theology and Christian Ministry, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education. Each college would be given a guaranteed seats within Congress. Extra seats available for that specific college would be granted on a population basis. For example, the College of Entertainment and Music Business would have more representatives than the College of Theology and Christian Ministry. At the moment, SGA is not presented with a vast diversity within these different colleges and this new proposition would ensure that everyone is represented. Who knows the issues of the students better than the students themselves who spend their entire day in Massey, WAC, McWhorter, etc? 

Student Government is all about having the voices of the students heard and this is a great way to implement that value. The year may be coming to a near end but great things are on the horizon. Belmont’s SGA cannot wait to see what new faces and new leadership have to offer in the year to come.