Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

October 28, 2016   |   Ithaca, NY


Letter to the Editor: SGA plans for upcoming year

As the vice president of communications for the Student Government Association, I would like to point out that we have been misquoted and misunderstood in last week’s article titled “SGA makes plans for upcoming year.”

The article quotes the SGA president Cedrick-Michael Simmons and myself referring to specific initiatives that the SGA as a whole will be taking on this year, including over-enrollment and printing in the library.

I would like to make it clear — as both Cedrick and I thought we had done during the interview — not only to the press, but also to the senators and the general student body, that the SGA has not yet set an agenda on these issues. It is important to reiterate that we must have an entire legislative body, which includes the senate, voted in before we can begin to make specific decisions and arguments on specific topics.

The SGA looks forward to reaching out to students throughout the year about the concerns of our fellow students, and participating in dialogues that will allow us to make the Ithaca College experience the best it can be. I encourage the entire campus community to vote and follow SGA throughout the year, as your voice will be heard in campus wide discussions.

Though the content of last week’s article is not entirely representative of the SGA’s goals for this year, as issues such as the ones mentioned will come up, we will be ready to have a discussion and make recommendations rooted in students’ perspectives going forward.