Northern State University Student Association Update

   Student Association is getting ready to move forward on the planned General Activity Fee(GAF) increase. As such, there are two possible ideas that we have narrowed it down to.
   During the South Dakota Board of Regents meeting, held on Northern State University’s campus on October 4, 5, and 6, we presented our plan to the Board, and it will be voted upon in December. The proposed plan would be a $6.00 increase starting fall semester of 2017.
   We will be holding information sessions for students regarding the proposed GAF increase in the coming weeks. These sessions will be held in the Student Center Centennial Rooms at various times and dates. We would love to see you there and hear your opinions on this issue. All students are welcome and highly encouraged to come and express their opinions and concerns at these sessions.
   In addition to the sessions held in the Centennial Rooms, we also plan on holding information sessions in the dorms, and we will have Student Association Senators tabling in the Student Center on Wednesdays, and we will also have senators attending the freshmen IDL classes to inform students about the GAF increase. I strongly encourage all students to be present for at least one of the offered sessions.
   Student Association is happy to announce that we will be a sponsor for the NSU recycling program. Recycling bins are up around campus, so be sure to save those bottles and, consequently, the environment.
   The Student Association would like your opinions on how we can make campus feel more like home. Are there certain events you would like to see on campus? Would you like some lawn furniture placed around campus? Let us know.
   As your representatives, we are always seeking more ways to enhance the atmosphere of campus. We are currently in talks to get more student artwork placed around campus. This will allow us to showcase the ability of our students, while also making campus even more beautiful than it already is.
   We are your voice in the world of higher education. With that being said, we would greatly appreciate your input at our meetings. Our meetings are open to the public and are held every Tuesday at 9pm in the Centennial Rooms of the Student Center. It’s your opportunity to be heard. If you have big ideas for Northern, come to our meeting or consider applying for one of our open seats.
   We are here to serve you, the students, and if we aren’t properly serving the students, then we are not doing our job. Therefore, come join us for a meeting and don’t be afraid to give us your input.

Go Wolves!


Corey Klatt
SA President