Student Organization Committee Update – Feb. 26

After a very successful fall semester, we were saddened to see our committee chair Senator Emmaline Jurgena leave us, but we wish her the best of luck at Marquette’s Les Aspin Center in Washington, D.C. Her work as chair has set a precedent of devotion to MUSG and it is our goal as a committee to continue on this path.

It is our committee goal to address the needs of existing student organizations by widening the scope of our work. We hope that in the near future, we will fully assume a role as the liaison between campus student organizations and MUSG.

Our committee has made it a goal to be more connected with the student organizations on campus by actively pursuing communication with student organization executive board members. Each member of our committee has made connections with the executive board members of the nearly 300 student organization on campus—it’s simply a matter of harnessing these connections.

Our biggest project this semester is to more comprehensively understand the needs of MU’s student organizations through our focus group initiative. Beginning on Feb. 27, the committee will be conducting monthly focus groups comprised of three committee members and eight e-board members of various student organizations. We have compiled an array of questions and hope to spark discussion among the student organizations about what sort of tangible changes they would like to see on MU’s campus. These meetings will run for roughly 45 minutes.

The first focus group meeting on Feb. 27 is at attendance capacity, but please do not hesitate to contact the committee if you would like to attend our focus group meeting in mid-March.

We are thrilled to be your Student Organizations Committee this semester. If any organizations have questions or are seeking resources, please contact any of our fantastic committee members or myself.

Christian Evans
Student Organizations Chair
Straz Hall Senator


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