2025 PLAN: STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT GOAL:
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
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)
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
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)