Students can connect with their student government representatives at the “College Days” events throughout the semester at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
Incorporated in Fall 2022, the tabling event series is a way for members of the Student Government Association to reach out to students and hear their feedback on how the university can improve.
“We just want to help out in any way that we can,” said Drea Martinez, the SGA’s speaker of the senate, “because we do get a lot of concerns like ‘My professor is not responding, I don’t know what to do.’ And what I like to tell students is we are here for you. Y’all put us in office, let us represent you.”
The SGA’s legislative branch hosts the College Days for the university’s three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and Human Development.
Each college has its own dedicated SGA senators who address specific issues related to their college.
Senators will meet with students at the following College Days:
The College of Arts and Sciences will meet from noon to 3 p.m. April 3 and April 17 on the first floor of the Central Academic Building next to the Office of Student Involvement.
The College of Business will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21, April 4 and April 18 on the first floor of Classroom Hall.
The College of Education and Human Development will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 and April 19 near the bookstore, on the first floor of the Central Academic Building. The College of Education and Human Development also will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 in the courtyard of the Central Academic Building.
An essential focal point of the events is to put the needs of the students first, Martinez said.
“It’s really important that students come talk to us so we can see what they’re experiencing, and then try to find a way to fix it or help make it better,” Martinez said.
Students do not need to sign up or schedule an appointment to attend.
When attending the College Days, students can expect about two representatives there to assist students. Each representative will provide those who attend with snacks and items such as reusable straws and stationery kits.
In the past about 10 to 15 people have attended the events. Martinez said the SGA hopes to have more attendees so the association can continue to host the events and hear from students.
Martinez said she understands students may have class during their designated College Days, so if a student is unable to attend they may contact her at email@example.com. Or they can visit the Student Government Association in Room 103 of CAB.
For more information, visit Jagsync and search for “SGA College Days” or email Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.