SGA’s largest expenditures grant petitions and ASGA conference trip

SGA’s largest expenditures grant petitions and ASGA conference trip

Grant petitions and a student government conference trip to Washington, D.C. are two of Belmont SGA’s largest expenses in its $75,000 budget passed during its first open meeting of the semester. Belmont’s Student Government Association has $46,000 to spend in grant petitions — $1,000 less than last year’s budget, according […]

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SGA meeting focuses on hurricane relief, DACA plans

SGA meeting focuses on hurricane relief, DACA plans

In the midst of hurricane season and President Donald Trump’s DACA decision, Belmont SGA is planning to do what it can to help. SGA President Shania Jones announced at Monday night’s SGA meeting that she’s creating a temporary “pressing issues committee” to raise funds for hurricane victims and offer support […]

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Food drive plan, new budget focus of first SGA meeting

Food drive plan, new budget focus of first SGA meeting

The first Belmont Student Government Association meeting of the school year got off to a busy start Monday night, focusing on the annual budget approval and a plan for a Belmont-operated food drive. The first vote of the school year was to approve the new $75,000 budget. SGA is planning […]

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Meet your new SGA President and Vice President

Meet your new SGA President and Vice President

Shania Jones joined Belmont’s Student Government Association within the first week of being on campus her freshman year, because she wanted to make a difference. Three years later, she is gearing up to do just that as SGA’s newest president. “This year is going to be awesome,” Jones says from […]

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Bruin Beats: SGA President Chris Dickerson

Bruin Beats: SGA President Chris Dickerson

The Vision has teamed up with leaders from organizations across campus to bring you weekly Spotify playlists from students and staff. For our fourth installment, Student Government Association President Chris Dickerson shared 10 of his favorite songs with the Vision. Dickerson explains his playlist selections below.  On May 6, I […]

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SGA President Chris Dickerson responds to counseling cuts

SGA President Chris Dickerson responds to counseling cuts

Belmont University Student Government Association President Chris Dickerson said he “must respectfully disagree” with Belmont’s decision to eliminate nearly half the staff of Counseling Services. “It’s not appropriate now, before finals, it’s not appropriate at the beginning of the year when new students are adjusting to this new life, it’s […]

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SGA brings back Coffee and Conversations, addresses student concerns

SGA brings back Coffee and Conversations, addresses student concerns

On Wednesday morning, the Student Government Association served up free coffee with a slice of opportunity for students to air grievances. As an installation of their recurring program, Coffee and Conversation, SGA members manned tables in high traffic locations around campus, including the Beaman and the lobby of Massey. Truthfully, […]

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Student Government Association president publishes open letter addressing transparency

Student Government Association president publishes open letter addressing transparency

Belmont University’s Student Government Association President Chris Dickerson published an open letter,“I’m Tired of Being Tired,” Wednesday night addressing several key issues popular among Belmont students. “Do you get tired of saying that we need to put a cap on the growth of the student body yet we keep getting […]

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Student leaders stress open communication at politics panel

Student leaders stress open communication at politics panel

At Cal State University, student protesters blocked the doorway to the auditorium to keep conservative columnist Ben Shapiro from speaking. At Emory University, protests broke out because someone wrote “Trump 2016” in chalk on a sidewalk. As a result, university administrations around the country have appeased their students with “safe […]

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SGA recap: 10/24/16

SGA recap: 10/24/16

At Monday’s Student Government Association meeting, guests Chief of Campus Security Pat Cunningham and Coordinator of Security Programs Liz Grubb opened up the session with a discussion on bystander intervention and student safety. Last semester, SGA was instrumental in the soft launch of the It’s On Us campaign on campus, […]

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SGA meeting features President Bob Fisher, amendment for new electoral system

SGA meeting features President Bob Fisher, amendment for new electoral system

Pictured above: The ad-hoc committee headed writing the legislation for the new electoral representation system. President Bob Fisher congratulated Belmont’s Student Government Association on its efforts for space reallocation, and congress passed a resolution making congress’s representation by colleges in its meeting on Monday. “I came tonight to acknowledge that […]

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Dickerson, Thompson win SGA president, vice president

Dickerson, Thompson win SGA president, vice president

Chris Dickerson and Macy Thompson have been named the winning ticket of the Student Government Association presidential election, according to a tweet sent out by SGA on Saturday. The win means Thompson and Dickerson will be inaugurated for the offices later in the spring semester. More information will be added […]

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