By Edward Kdonian
According to the Official Constitution of CCRI, the Student Governments is “empowered to act upon issues brought before it… and to govern all Student clubs and Organizations.” That sounds like a confusing mouthful, but it boils down to the very simple responsibility of Organizing and representing the best interests of the students and clubs as well as providing a voice for the average student who wants to be heard by the college. If you have an idea for a club, you would go to the Student Government to send a request to the administration to get it approved and find a space on campus as well as a budget for club related matters. If you had a problem on campus or with a teacher that you wanted to bring to the faculties attention, you would seek out the Student Government on your campus to make your voice heard.
However that is not the only thing our Student Government does here at CCRI. They also work to sponsor and arrange student oriented events on campus. Sometimes that involves supporting and getting the word out about Breast Cancer Awareness day, and other times it involves setting up a Movie night like the one which will take place on November 19th in the Knight Campus Student Union, where the movie “Clue” will be showing.
How can you join in and become a part of Student Government on your campus? That’s easy, just join a club. That’s right simply joining a club will allow you to gain a voice in your campus’ Student Government. Not interested in joining a club, but still want to get involved? Another option is to become a Senator-At-Large. Instead of representing the interests of a student club you could work to represent the interests of all the students who share in your major. Both instructions and applications for Senator-At-Large positions are available on the CCRI