Communications Committee

Student Government Association Extends Reach into Local Volunteering

01/20/2017  You would be forgiven for believing that the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) only concerns itself with projects centered around our campus and student organizations. In fact, it is true that the recently revived coverage of SGA in TechNews thus far has only covered SGA developments that are immediately relevant to Illinois Tech students, such as creating a universal course syllabus library or the expanding role of Judicial Board in student organization affairs. However, the Communication Committee, under Vice President Jelani Canty, is looking to take SGA into the next level of involvement- volunteering with the local community. (more…)

By Ethan Castro, ago
Communications Committee

SGA Communications Committee Looks to Updating Organization Website

11/11/2016  Perhaps the unsung heroes of Student Government Association (SGA), the Communications Committee of SGA, under the leadership of Vice-President Jelani Canty, takes it upon themselves to ensure that knowledge of the organization is disseminated to the student body through any and all manners possible. From both within and outside the organization, one of the most cited complaints regarding the Illinois Tech Student Government Association is a lack of readily visible transparency in both its actions and members. Thus, an overarching theme of projects within the Communications Committee is to bridge the perceived gap between the general student body and SGA. Ongoing projects such as facilitating an SGA liaison for every student organization to a possible weekly radio show for SGA updates, the Communications Committee works behind the scenes of the organization’s operations to promote visibility and accessibility. These potential projects are just among many ideas floating around the committee achieve these overarching goals. However, one item of recent focus is the outdated status of the SGA website. Working with Canty, Communications Committee Senators Nathan Jones, David Sobel, and Kislay Bhagat are all working towards extending the reach of SGA to the digital forefront. (more…)

By Ethan Castro, ago
Communications Committee

The SGA Purvey: Community service initiatives in Communications Committee

10/07/2016  Although its direct impacts on campus life are not as readily tangible as its fellow Student Life and Academic Affairs committees, the Communications Committee of Student Government Association (SGA) is nonetheless a vital component of SGA’s branding and operations. From building a solid social media presence to creating regular TechNews articles, Communications is all about ensuring that the student body of Illinois Tech is aware of who SGA is, what SGA does, and how SGA can help each and every one of us. One way Communications hopes to accomplish this is by identifying with Illinois Tech students and organizations on a baseline level-through a common pursuit of community involvement. Thus, one of the more recent additions to the Communications repertoire is an involvement in community service projects such as toy drives, volunteer days, and local children’s events. (more…)

By Ethan Castro, ago