SGA Week kicks off spring semester with activities for learning, civic engagement

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Student body president Jordan Kiehl gets landed with a pie to the face at an SGA fundraiser in 2018. (Conrad Kabus | Collegian Media Group)

If you don’t know what your privilege fee pays for, who your student senators are or what the Student Governing Association can do for you, SGA Week is a series of events from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 that can answer all these questions and more. Here is what you can expect.

Monday

Pie an SGA Member | 10 a.m., Bosco Plaza — Participants can donate $2 to the Cat’s Cupboard food pantry for an opportunity to throw pies in the faces of student body president Jordan Kiehl, speaker of the student senate Ryan Kelly, attorney general Peter Moyer and other SGA members.

One-on-One SGA Mentoring | 6 p.m., Center for Student Involvement — Students can meet with current SGA senators and learn how to get involved with SGA.

Tuesday

Senator Town Halls | 10:30 a.m., Union Courtyard — Students can ask their student senators questions and share what they want changed.

What is SGA? | 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., Union Courtyard — Students can get an overview of the three branches of student government at Kansas State University and how they operate and function together.

Senator Duties | 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Union Courtyard — Students can attend this workshop to see the responsibilities and powers of a student senator.

Filing for Office | 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Union Courtyard — Students can attend this workshop to learn how to file for office. Bring a laptop to get help during the session.

One-on-One SGA Mentoring | 6 p.m., Center for Student Involvement

Wednesday

What is SGA? | 2 p.m., Wildcat Chamber

Senator Duties | 2:30 p.m., Wildcat Chamber

Filing for Office | 3 p.m., Wildcat Chamber

One-on-One SGA Mentoring | 6 p.m., Center for Student Involvement

Thursday

SGA Leadership Panel | 11:30 a.m., Union Courtyard — Students holding top leadership positions in SGA will answer questions from fellow students.

Primary Student Body Presidential Debate | 12:30 p.m., Union Courtyard — Candidates for student body president will answer questions about important student issues. Students are encouraged to attend this event to learn more about the candidates up for election this spring.

What’s Up with the Privilege Fee? | 2:30 p.m., Union Courtyard — This session will cover what the privilege fee is and where your money goes.

Financial Resources for Student Organizations | 3:30 p.m., Union Courtyard — Attend this session to see how SGA can help campus clubs and organizations with financing.

SGA Intern Meeting | 5:45 p.m., Wildcat Chamber

Student Senate Meeting | 7 p.m., Wildcat Chamber

Friday

One-on-One SGA Mentoring | 6 p.m., Center for Student Involvement

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I’m Bailey Britton, a freshman from Colby, KS. I am double majoring in print journalism and secondary education with a focus in English and journalism. This semester I am of the assistant news editors. Writing and reading have always been passions of mine. When I have free time, I like to play tennis and be active or curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee.