Platform

  1. You Chose: transportation as our number one priority
  2. Voice: giving you a chance to be heard by administrators and the SGA
  3. Lifestyle: giving you real change that actually affects your daily life
  4. Sustainability: giving you a greener place to live, work, and play

YOU CHOSE

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Voice

What: The foundation of our campaign is empowering YOU! We want to make sure that your thoughts and concerns are heard so that we can address them! Why: We are here to serve YOU and your needs. We want to empower YOU to influence our decisions and create real change! We plan on making student government less about us and more about YOU! How: We will host multiple executive meetings on the Drillfield to encourage YOU to attend and have your voice heard! We are also going to sponsor monthly dinners with campus administrators and faculty for you to attend and discuss issues. Finally, our website will always be open and available for your feedback. Speak up and speak out!

Lifestyle

What: We are committed to improving your everyday quality of life at Virginia Tech. Making your experience here the best one possible is key to our plans for the upcoming year. Why: For each of us there are aspects of Virginia Tech which we would like to see improved. Allow us to work for you and accomplish this! It is important that your voice is heard to affect real change for your day-to-day life. How: We want to approach this area from multiple angles: we will work with dining services to institute an incentive program which will provide YOU with a discount off your meal for eating during non-peak hours. Additionally, we will work to provide greater access to campus study facilities 24-hours a day. Whether that is an emporium shuttle that runs throughout the night or extending the hours of Newman Library, we want to find a solution that will meet your needs!

Sustainability

What: We talked with you and heard what you had to say. Going green is important for our community. We are committed to this and want to make our campus a model for sustainable practices. Why: Going green not only serves the needs of our environment, but it also saves you money! How: We want to work with student groups to recruit energy auditors who would work with us and the administration to save the school and YOU money. We also plan on organizing an awareness campaign where we collect the receipts from all the dining facilities to expose how much waste is created from them. It would be ideal to eliminate all unwanted receipts in dinning facilities. Finally, we want to "paint" the Blacksburg community green for the Big Event, whether that means installing thousands of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to reduce electricity costs or weather-stripping a house to save on heating and cooling costs. We are committed to building a green tomorrow starting today.

YOU CHOSE

You select the issue and then we'll tell you how we will address it. Diversity
  • Create equal representation of various perspectives
  • Amplify the voices of the underrepresented groups across campus
  • Promote events & programs which are not sponsored by SGA to increase campus cohesion
Transportation
  • Implement a real-time GPS tracking system for the BT to save you time
  • Provide greater incentives for people who ride bicycles, scooters, and carpool
  • Increase safety for transportation issues
Tradition
  • Collaborate with RHF and the homecoming court to make homecoming a university-wide event
  • Corps of Cadets
  • IFC / Pan-Hellenic
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • United Council for Fraternities & Sororities
Freshman Experience
  • Support 1st-year initiatives across campus such as, Hokie Camp, FYE, Hokie F6, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Each One Reach One program to expand the mentorship program to provide a jump start to the college experience
  • Introduce Freshmen Leadership Organizations (FLOs) to actively engage freshmen in the campus community

Voice

Do you see student government as an organization designed to further the lives of only those involved? Our Answer: We want to empower YOU to influence our decisions and create real change. We plan on making student government less about us and more about YOU, the student. Do you feel as if student government is removed from your daily life? Our Answer: We intend on hosting multiple executive meetings on the Drillfield to encourage YOU to attend and have your voice heard. Are you tired of only seeing administrators as names on paper and never actually meeting them? Our Answer: We plan on sponsoring monthly dinners with campus administrators so that YOU can voice your thoughts, concerns, and opinions directly to them. Do you ever feel like you're just a face in the crowd? Our Answer: We want to give YOU a voice that will influence change on our campus. We plan on using your thoughts and ideas to make Virginia Tech a better place for YOU to learn, grow, and play.

Lifestyle

Have you ever waited 40-45 minutes for food in the dining halls? Our Answer: We plan on collaborating with dining services to make your experience better. For example, we will work to institute an incentive program which will provide YOU with a 10-15% discount off your meal for eating during non-peak hours. Have you ever had trouble with academic advising? Our Answer: We want to create a mentor program where students in the same major could mentor someone who is younger than them—we want to create a student advising program. Hokie Hoops are important to many of us; however have you noticed that there is no unified student section in Cassell? Our Answer: The Cassell Guard was an initiative which was turned down last year, but one which we hope to revitalize in the future. Our hope was to create a section devoted solely to students. Brandon Carroll worked extensively with a group of fellow basketball enthusiasts to help create this rendering (front, back) of a potential shirt which we could wear to games! The CG would work closely with athletics to coordinate cheers and chants throughout the game designed to truly rock the Cassell and energize all Hokie fans. Are you tired of not having a 24/7 study facility or access to the Math Emporium late at night? Our Answer: We want to work with the administration to provide greater access to campus study facilities 24-hours a day. Whether that is an emporium shuttle that runs throughout the night or extending the hours of Newman Library, we want to find a solution that will meet your needs!

Sustainability

Do you wish that our campus could become a greener and more sustainable place? Our Answer: We want to create a Big Green Event that would work in cohesion with the Big Event. This event would still focus on community service; however, the services provided would include installing compact fluorescent light bulbs and implementing energy-saving methods in our residence halls and external communities. It's a fact that we are wasting money by not being green. Our Answer: We want to work with student groups to recruit energy auditors who would work with us and the administration to save the school and YOU money. Receipts. We all glance at them for a second and then throw them away, but what are they really good for? Our Answer: We want to organize an awareness campaign where we collect the receipts from all the dining facilities to expose how much waste is created from them. Old CTs, empty Hokie Water bottles, and old notes from class are all things which we casually throw away, but is there a better way? Our Answer: We would like to encourage a student-coordinated recycling effort in collaboration with the town of Blacksburg and environmental groups on campus. We want the administration to know how important recycling is to YOU.
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