The following article was written by Chip Brownlee
AUBURN, Ala. — The SGA Senate and Cabinet held their first meetings of the fall semester Monday night. Even through the hot, humid Alabama summer, the SGA continued working to improve campus and student life at Auburn.
Just last week, the ride-hailing service Uber began operating again on Auburn’s streets. According to Executive Vice President of Initiatives Trey Fields, SGA President Jesse Westerhouse deserves a lot of credit for the service’s return.
“Jesse really does deserve a lot of credit for doing that … for pushing it with the mayor, the city council and the city manager,” Fields told the senators.
Another resource made available to students over the summer is a new SGA-sponsored tuition price calculator. SGA Treasurer James Beauchaine demonstrated the new calculator Monday night.
With football season right on the horizon, SGA and Auburn Athletics are preparing to implement new changes to the student ticketing policy.
Executive Vice President of Programs Hunter Gibson reminded senators to hold themselves accountable to their constituents and to explain the changes to concerned students.
Senate passed a resolution last spring to make the changes possible. However, the changes have been in the works between athletics and SGA for years in hopes of improving the student section.
With the new policy, Gibson said, the SGA hopes to promote an all-Auburn student section, reduce ticket scalping and price gauging and allow more Auburn freshmen to purchase tickets at the discounted student price.
“Be informed, and please be supportive,” he said. “We’re looking forward to the positive changes the policy is going to make for the student section and the student body.”
In other SGA news:
- An updated package describing procedures and scheduling for Miss Homecoming was introduced for approval by the SGA Senate. The Senate will vote on the measure next week.
- Miss Homecoming nominations are open.
- Senate and cabinet will attend their annual fall retreat this coming weekend.