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STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION UPDATES CAMPUS

Dear Old Dominion University Students and Leaders,

This past semester was a terrific one for us here at the Student Government Association. It was absolutely a privilege for us to serve the student body in all capacities and work hard to ensure the best quality of life for our students and the campus community as a whole. Just so you are aware that we are doing what you elected us to do, below is an account of all our accomplishments thus far and a few things we have planned for this semester.

This year's motto: "Executing the Vision"
Mid-Year Progress Report for the 77th Session of SGA
1. Implementing the Strategic Plan formulated by the 76th Session.

Quality of Campus Life
v Launched Safety on Hampton Blvd. initiative
v Participated in Safety walks
v Co-Chair of Webb Council
v Member of Dean of Students Leadership Council
v Member of Dining Advisory Group
v Participated in formulation of Return Housing Lottery System
v Member of Housing Appeals Committee

Special Initiatives
v SGA Legal Resource Center
o Grand Opening was December 7, 2007
o Located 2118 Webb Center

v SGA Free DVD Rental Service
o Over 100 movie titles
o Available @ Campus Info Center starting January 2008

2. Building Relationships that will help us achieve our goals.
v Met with President, VPs, and other key players over the summer
v Appointed to Provost Search Committee
v Member of Friends of the Library
v Co-Chair of State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
v Member of Emergency Notification Search Committee
v Formed Police Advisory Committee
v Member of Alcohol and Drug Taskforce
v Member of Emergency Operations Team
v Guest Speaker at every General Assembly meeting

3. Ensuring the Accessibility of the SGA and informing students about subject matters that affect student life and affairs

v Renovation of SGA Office
v SGA Open House
v SGA Retreat
v Purchase of OrgSync (Online Organizational Management Tool)
v Meet the Candidates Forum @ Ted Constant Convocation Center

4. Launching an on-going Public Relations Campaign and Increasing the SGA's Visibility throughout the campus

v Co-sponsored ODU Back to School Cookout
v Held SGA Elections
v Participated in ODU Football Tailgate
v Participated in ODU Pride Day
v Co-sponsored Homecoming Concert
v Held Housekeepers Appreciation Day

5. Promoting Unity and Diversity
v Launched the "New" House of Representatives giving student orgs and general student population a vote in SGA bills & initiatives
v Members of the Diversity Institute
v SGA Co-sponsorship Fund encourages unity and diversity

Spring Semester 2008

v SGA ODU Customer Service Police
v SGA Legal Resource Center Power Lunches/Legal Seminars
v SGA Free DVD Rental Service for ODU Students
v SGA ODU Inter-college Dialogues
v SGA ODU Commuter Day Event
v SGA "Richmond Day" (Visit VA General Assembly)
v SGA Town-hall Meetings
v SGA 2008 US Presidential Mock Debates
v SGA 2008 US Presidential Voter Registration Drive
v SGA Spring 2008 Elections
v And so much more…

We hope you will join us in our continued effort to be the Unified Voice of the Student Body!

Your Servant Leaders,

Kojo Asamoa-Caesar, Student Body President
Andrew William Curtis, Executive Vice President
Curtis Walton, Vice President of Internal Affairs
And the rest of the Student Government Association

This article was posted on: January 14, 2008

Old Dominion University
Office of University Relations

Room 100 Koch Hall Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0018
Telephone: 757-683-3114
http://www.odu.edu/news

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