Dear Auburn Family,
We can’t believe that our fall semester is halfway over and the holidays are right around the corner. October has been a special month for SGA, and we are eager to share with you what all that we have accomplished.
Following Miss Homecoming, SGA’s Elections branch with the Aubie Committee, Auburn University Dance Marathon, and the student body at large, hosted a T-shirt drive. SGA collected over 300 t-shirts that were donated to Big House Opelika, a non-profit organization that supports the foster care system in Lee County. We count it as a privilege to work with the Lee County community to upcycle campaign and organization shirts to give back to those in need.
Beginning in late September and extending into early October, SGA hosted Ring Week. This was a week-long campaign for students and alumni to purchase their Auburn ring and resulted in 615 sales – one of the highest results in history. To discover more about this beloved tradition and ceremony, please visit this link.
Upon the completion of Ring Week, our Civic Engagement team hosted a two-day event to promote voter registration. With many brand new voters coming into Auburn, the opportunity to register is of great importance. With the promotion days, SGA assisted 245 students complete their registration. This satisfied an initiative successfully as our team saw a drastic rise in registrations compared to previous drives.
Moving into a staple of October, SGA celebrated and executed one of our most cherished traditions: Hey Day. Dating all the way back to 1947, students devoted a day to greet strangers by name and cultivate a culture of belonging following a difficult season in our country. To dive deeper into the rich history of this day, please follow this link.
This year, we hosted Hey Day on October 18th. SGA distributed 10,300 name tags across the nine stations with one larger station on the campus green. This larger station offered bagged lunches with pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and cookies all provided by Tiger Dining. Going the extra mile, SGA linked arms with every individual college, 12 downtown businesses, and 18 campus partners, supplying each with name tags and gimmicks such as stickers, buttons, and keychains.
SGA hosted The Auburn Cheerleaders, The Tiger Paws, Miss Auburn University 2023 Karoline Copeland, The War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen, Miss Auburn Kate Preston, along with the Auburn Women’s Basketball team and coach Johnnie Harris. Auburn’s radio station, WEGL 91.1 FM offered lively music, and Auburn’s Yearbook, the Glomerata, staff created and captured content throughout the day.
The next day, our Campus Life branch hosted the first-ever War Damn Wellness event. Learning all about healthy lifestyles and habits, our student body explored further the resources that the University’s Medical Clinic and Recreational Center has to offer. The concoursing event on October 19th had the goal of advocating for, promoting, and collecting productive feedback about existing campus health resources. Additionally, these teams aimed to promote the spread of healthy lifestyles and habits.
Lastly, with the ambition of assisting Auburn students financially, our Financial Projects Branch has been at work. Within their term, they have collected resources to inform students of ways to receive aid from local businesses and partners. One resource provided by SGA and the Auburn Chamber of Commerce is the AU10 initiative, which allows students to save 10% on their purchase at participating businesses. To the student body, you may discover more financial aid resources available here.
Last modified: November 2, 2023