See what we’ve accomplished so far this academic year!
Freedom of Speech Principles: Colgate’s Task Force on Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression composed a set of guiding principles for speech and listening at Colgate. SGA echoes many of the tenets in the document, so we adopted it as a guiding document for our body.
Gate Card Information: Our university identification is something every student has. For the 2019-2020 school year, Gate Cards will now include campus safety, sexual assault, and suicide prevention resources and contact info.
Gift Wrapping: For the Holiday season, SGA collected donations for gifts and arranged a gift-wrapping party with the local community. Many members participated to ensure that everyone had something to receive.
Holiday Party & Gift Exchange: Together with the Class Councils, SGA arranged a holiday party and gift exchange in the Hall of Presidents towards the end of the fall semester. Students from all four classes signed up to exchange small gifts with each other to enjoy Holiday cheer over food and drink.
Hamilton and the Holidays: The Holidays are a time of joy and celebration, and this year, SGA collaborated with the town of Hamilton to sponsor a tree-lighting ceremony, caroling and music, and a visit from Santa himself. Check out the photos from that event here!
Ride-share Spreadsheet: Travel away from and back to Colgate during breaks can be hectic! So SGA created a ride-share spreadsheet for students traveling over fall break and winter break to offer and request rides from each other to simplify the travel process for everyone. A new ride sheet will be coming from spring break!
Student Speaking Time: Members of SGA are elected to represent the voice of the student body, but previously, the student body were not able to speak in Senate meetings, even though they were allowed to attend. Now, all students have the opportunity to speak at Senate meetings so we can hear their voices more transparently and personally.
Hydration Stations: For a long time, SGA has been focused on sustainability, and this semester, we worked with Buildings and Grounds to install four more sustainable hydration stations on campus, in the COOP, in Bryan, in Olin, and in 113 Broad. Stop by and enjoy fresh water while reusing bottles and reducing waste!
Letter writing for Staff: Colgate’s staff members are an integral to the function of the university and to our lives as students. We wanted to ensure that ALL Colgate staff knew how important their roles are and how much we in SGA appreciate their efforts, so we wrote a letter of appreciation to every Colgate staff member. Check out photos from our letter writing event here!
Livestream Transparency: Each Senate meeting is livestreamed for anyone to view on our website. However, after the stream would finish, these videos would disappear and no longer be accessible. Because we believe in transparency and accountability, SGA has made all of the livestreams public on our YouTube channel. Check them out to see how Senate works!
Winter clothing drive: After returning from Winter Break, SGA arranged a winter drive to provide the Office of International Students and Worn Again Thrift Store lightly used or new winter items. We delivered over six boxes full of donations, and we are very grateful for everyone who donated and made this event a success.