Events Committee

SGA Taking Efforts to Launch New Events Committee

11/04/2016  As was previously mentioned in the first official Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) articles of this semester, one of the newest additions to the governing body is an Events Committee which hopes to establish regular events, both casual and professional and push SGA as a visible, available, and approachable organization. Events such as the President and Provost Forum or SGA’s regular Town Hall discussions with campus administrative bodies (such as the Office of Technology Support or Sodexo Dining Services) would fall under the jurisdiction and logistics of this Events Committee. This Committee is still looking for a Chair to lead it, but SGA President Hamze Leo Sukkar is confident that the establishment of this committee, alongside the ongoing projects of SGA’s other committees, will help to break the illusion of SGA as a secretive and inaccessible organization. (more…)

By Ethan Castro, ago
Academic Affairs Committee

SGA Academics Affairs Committee looks to create course syllabus bank

10/28/2016  When students at Illinois Tech are not busy stressing out about passing classes, they are busy stressing out about picking classes. While the general pandemonium of class registration is by no means exclusive to this university, it is still a very real issue for each and every student here. Thus, the senators and volunteers of the Student Government Association (SGA) Academic Affairs Committee are looking to ease this source of contention by reviving a project to create what is referred to as a “Course Syllabus Bank”, as worded by Senator Sydney Smith. (more…)

By Ethan Castro, ago
Student Life Committee

SGA Student Life Committee Pursues MyIIT Integration

10/21/2016  MyIIT cannot be ignored as a part of every student’s daily life at Illinois Tech. From accessing academic records or inputting work timetables to more recently having quick access to student organization information via Hawklink, MyIIT is an indispensable hub for student life within this university (assuming it is used properly). While there are many sources of suggestions for ways to have MyIIT better serve the student body, one such way Student Government Association (SGA) is seeking to improve the service is by having a dedicated SGA tab for easy access. Thus, the ongoing project of Senator Trixie Weiner (Lew College of Human Sciences) in the Student Life Committee is to implement an SGA plug-in directly on the MyIIT page. (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

Meet SGA

09/30/2016  It is an unfortunate conclusion that the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) lacks sufficient transparency or clear communication in its projects and functions. There is definitely some merit to this claim. SGA lacks a formally recognized forum for inputting feedback, and regular SGA meetings are at a somewhat inconvenient time (Wednesday nights at 9:15PM). This conception is one issue that SGA hopes to address in the upcoming semester, as expressed by Executive Vice President Sonia Kamdar. One of her primary directives for SGA this year is to “increase SGA's impact and transparency by dedicating a committee to work on events and advertising and by utilizing several means of communication with the student body.” Thus, a new project from the SGA Communication Committee will be to regularly feature updates on committee projects in every issue of TechNews. But first, we should get to know each committee of SGA and the scope of their projects. Each senator is to pick from one of these four SGA committees and from there, decide on an individual project to work on and document. In addition to representing their individual colleges, SGA senators take on campus-wide projects from one of the four Committees-Academic Affairs, Student Life, Communications, and Events.  (more…)

By Student Government, ago