I am thrilled to announce my candidacy for Student Government Senator. As a member of the college community, I am passionate about advocating for the needs and interests of my fellow engineering students. As Senator, my primary objective will be to ensure that every student in our college has access to the resources and support they need to thrive academically, professionally, and personally.
Under heavy workloads and high stress, many KGCOE students struggle to prioritize their mental health and wellbeing, and I understand the importance of mental health in our community. As a Senator, I will prioritize advocating for improved mental health resources for our fellow students. I will collaborate with University administration to create and implement initiatives that address mental health issues on campus. I will also work to expand access to counseling services and promote mental health awareness through events and workshops.
I believe that academic advising is a critical component of student success. For far too long, students in KGCOE have been subjected to unstable advising. The advisors we do have are wonderful, but with a high turnover rate many never have the opportunity to become fully versed in the complexities and diversity of our many paths to graduation. Many students have even gone multiple months with no primary academic advisor. As a Senator, I will work to improve academic advising. I will advocate for increased funding for advising resources and push for more transparency and accessibility in course materials and syllabi.
Lastly, I believe that promoting student engagement is essential to creating a strong and supportive community within RIT. As a Senator, I will work to enhance opportunities for student involvement in both academic and extracurricular activities. I plan to collaborate with student organizations to organize events that bring together students across different engineering disciplines and promote interdisciplinary collaboration. I will also advocate for increased funding for student-led research projects and initiatives that promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
In addition to these priorities, I am committed to being a transparent and accessible representative. I will prioritize communication with my fellow students and welcome any feedback or suggestions that will help me better serve the college community. I am committed to working collaboratively with the entire student government to achieve our shared goals and objectives.
Thank you for considering me as your Student Government Senator for the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Together, we can make a difference.