Northern State University Student Association Update

   Student Association has moved forward on the planned GAF increase. During the October Board of Regents meeting, we presented our plan to the Board, and it will be voted upon in December.
   The proposed plan would be a $6 increase. We have been holding information sessions for students throughout the past two weeks in various buildings on campus and at a wide range of times.
   We have been holding evening sessions in the Centennial Rooms twice a week. Also, we have had senators tabling in the Student Center between the hours of 10am and 2pm.
   Additionally, we have also been going and will continue to go to the residence halls and hold information sessions there. Our senators were assigned residence halls to present in, so they have been coordinating with RAs around campus to provide you with as much information as possible about this GAF increase.
   I strongly encourage all students to attend these sessions. The vote for the GAF increase will happen this week Wednesday through Friday (October 26-28). Please check your campus email accounts for links to the voting webpage! Students will be able to vote just once on the issue.
   Recently, we spoke on the upcoming request for proposals (RFP) for Student Health Services. Our senators reviewed the documents and voted in favor of the RFP presented. This should be sent out to local providers shortly.
   Student Association is happy to announce that we are a sponsor for the NSU recycling program. Recycling bins have started going up around campus soon, so save those bottles and the environment.
   The Student Association would like your opinions on how we can make campus feel more like home. Are there certain events you want on campus, or are there any amenities we should be looking into providing for students? Let us know. We are seeking 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 beautiful.
   We are your voice in the world of higher education. 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. So come join us and don’t be afraid to give us your input.

Go Wolves!


Corey Klatt