The culture of campus is defined differently by different students. In the surveys taken that helped develop this student plan mainly revolved around issues concerning diversity initiatives, athletics excitement, student programs, spirit and traditions and engagement. The Plan provides opportunities for development in these areas.

INITIATIVE: Develop a formal body of RSO representation in SGA

Each student at UofL identifies more closely with different groups than others. Since SGA is the chief advocate for student concerns, it is important that the structure of SGA is able to best reflect its constituency. In order to do that, a different representative must be established.

  • Goal:  Formal Body in SGA that represents underrepresented groups (commuters, RSOs, etc.) (2013) Completed

INITIATIVE: Establish a UofL Concert Series

Every year students complain about not having concerts from nationally recording artists. Student Government will develop, and commit to providing the resources to establishing a concert series program on campus.

  • Goal:  Host first concert (2013) Completed

  • Goal:  Become financially sustainable (2015) Completed

Image of a singer performing at a concert put on by SAB

INITIATIVE: Enhance UofL Spirit and Traditions

The “fanhood” for spirit and traditions at a university is one of the most important aspects of improving student life. With a student body that is passionate about the student experience, it will be very beneficial to improving services, classroom quality and other issues. Therefore, there is a full list of programs and initiatives student government is going to launch in the coming years.

  • Goal:  Create a Sprit and Traditions book highlighting UofL traditions that will be available to students for free (2012) Completed

  • Goal:  Festival Seating at Basketball Games (2013) Completed

  • Goal:  Annual sports games apparel that all students wear to basketball and football games (2014) Completed

  • Goal:  Establish a better football game student tailgate area (2017) Completed

  • Goal: Establish shuttle service (2018)

Members of SGA Executive Branch at a UofL football game

INITIATIVE: Improve Alumni Program

When students graduate, they become alumni. Our alumni relations are a great way to develop a stronger relationship with past students, potential donors and the ever expanding UofL community to improve the student experience.

  • Goal: Advocate for stronger young alumni relations in conjunction with the Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations (2015) Completed

  • Goal: Implement SGA programs recognizing student alumni for their accomplishments and contributions (2018)

INITIATIVE: Increase Civic and Community Engagement

2 students holding up 4 silver balloons that spell out "VOTE"

Students at UofL have always been interested in serving the community and being active in political activities. Student Government is a great vehicle for political action at the student level; SGA also wants to incorporate community engagement in the student experience.

  • Goal: Create a culminating, comprehensive service project for UofL students that works in conjunction with Book-in-Common, Ideas 2 Action, and/or other UofL service initiatives (2018)

  • Goal: Improve SGA election turnout to 33% of UofL student population (2020)