Post contributed by Jesse Westerhouse, President, Auburn University Student Government Association
With the election right around the corner, there is constant talk of what needs to be done to improve on the problems our country is facing. The presidential election is the main driver of these conversations, but don’t let that take away the importance of state and local elections as well. It is often said that the most important thing a citizen can do is exercise the right to vote in order for their voice to be heard. Auburn’s campus is not any different.
In order to make Auburn a better place, we must constantly talk about things we can do to improve this campus, just as we talk about the issues that our country is facing. We are lucky to go to a university that listens to the student voice so well. With that being said, SGA is always here to make sure that the university is hearing the student voice.
There are two ways every student can give feedback to SGA. The first way is to vote in elections every spring. Candidates run on platforms that show how they will improve campus through their roles. The more you study the candidates and their platforms and vote for what you believe in, the more your voice can be heard. The second way is to give feedback directly to SGA through Auburn Answers. Feedback forms can be accessed on AuburnAnswers.org and are checked on a daily basis. We are able to take this feedback to the university and show what students want and need.
Whether it is voting or submitting some quick feedback, I encourage every student to fulfill his or her role as a citizen on Auburn’s campus. We are lucky to attend such an incredible university, but we should always strive to make it better!
All the best,