Midterms are here, but that is not the only exciting thing happening at the Universities at Shady Grove campus this week. On March 14th candidate applications for the USG Student Council became available. However, have no fear of applying for a position on the council as the election won’t be that extreme where you will need the help of Oliva Pope and her Gladiators (from the hit TV series Scandal). As stated in the flyer below all you have to do is run for USG student council and BE A LEADER.
The Universities at Shady Grove Student Council as some of you may know is unique in the sense that it consists of representatives from all nine universities on the USG campus. Yours truly has had the pleasure of serving as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s representative and also as the Chair of Advocacy and Outreach. Details on the requirements, roles, and responsibilities for members of the Council can be seen here. And all you need to know about the elections process can be seen here. Fill out the application using this link here.
A significant fact to note is that there are stipends available for each position on the student council! So why not earn some extra cash while engaging, empowering and evolving the USG student body. Being someone who does not believe in unpaid internships, something that being on the council is very similar to as it provides experience and resume entries that can spur careers; I think USG is truly amazing to deliver these stipends.
That being said, as I reflect on this experience, there were many wonderful times where we were able to engage, empower and help the USG student body evolve and because of that, I wanted to encourage each and every one of you to apply for the USG Student Council. Over this past year while on the council we received feedback from students on the campus and were able to take these to the USG administration. To date, we have worked closely with the USG administration to address student concerns and have been very successful. I quite like that I can park in the Traville garage from 4 pm now! I am excited that USG is an inclusive space and will be adding a gender neutral restroom. I feel secure and comforted when my fellow students talk about how brightly lighted the walkway from the Shady Grove garage is. And I am extremely pleased that my program of study has been completely revised to address the demand of the workforce.
I see that many students on the campus have the passion and enthusiasm to be great council members and I am eager to see them all take the incredible opportunity of being on the council and contribute meaningfully to USG campus life. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have and good luck to all the candidates. #LifeAtUSG