SGA dicusses disability access, events, student opportunities


SGA presents its executive board at its first meeting on Sept. 22 at the Bovee University Center Auditorium.

Story by: Bryce Hollins

Central Michigan Universities’ Student Government Association met Jan. 23 to discuss comments and concerns from people within CMU’s campus.

Topics such as disability access concerns, fundraisers and events, RSO finance surveys and future meetings were all discussed.  

  • On Jan. 30, SGA will be hosting President Bob Davies, Vice President of Student Affairs Renee Watson, and Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President Shawna Patterson-Stephens for a town hall meeting.

“They will answer questions which are submitted online and have been run through a moderator,” SGA Historian Joe Monetta said. “It's a chance for people to get answers from the administrators and hear from them more directly than usual.”

  • Student Disability Liaison Gabrielle Allers presented a campus accessibility concerns form and a disability concerns committee interest form during the meeting.
  • CMU's College of Business Administration's Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship announced their New Venture Competition and Hackathon events

The New Venture Competition (NVC) gives students enrolled across all colleges at CMU the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial mindset, learn business start-up techniques, and develop their business ideas. Throughout the spring semester, NVC will provide bootcamps for planning and networking ventures. Starting April 11, students will be able to compete against each other for a cash prize. 

For its second annual year, Hackathon will be back on CMU’s campus. On Feb. 24 in the Grawn Hall Atrium, CMU students will participate in a 24-hour lock-in where they will complete unique problem-solving activities for a chance to win prizes.

  • TedX will be coming to CMU with the topic of “Essence of change in the modern world.” TedX is an initiative whose overall mission is to research and discover “ideas worth spreading” through live speakers or recorded talks. Application deadline for speakers is Jan. 31.
  • MainStage was announced for this weekend. On Jan. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Finch Fieldhouse, CMU students will be able to learn more about student organizations, Greek Life, club sports, campus departments and more. 

Senator Nova Moore from CMU’s College of Science and Engineering is looking for volunteers to conduct research on light pollution. Anyone interested in helping should contact