Student body president: Participate in this week’s SGA elections, other events

Billy Stephens


Greetings. My name is Billy Stephens, and I serve as your Student Regent and Student Body President. I am writing to remind you of our upcoming Student Senate election and inform you of other campus happenings.

SGA Fall Election on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week

All enrolled students of WKU are considered members of the Student Government Association. Our Fall Election will be held on TopNet. Please participate and help decide who will serve in our legislative branch. The Student Senate serves as the official voice of the student body. The ballot can be accessed by signing in on the SGA Election page on TopNet. The polls open at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday.

Free South Lawn Concert on Wednesday

Your SGA is partnering with the Campus Activities Board and the Starry Nights Music Festival to present a free South Lawn concert on Wednesday. The show will begin at 8 p.m. and the set features Cage the Elephant and Manchester Orchestra. Both bands have albums featured on iTunes.

Oct. 1 Tailgate on us

On Saturday Oct. 1, the Hilltoppers battle Arkansas State here at Smith Stadium. The game will be sponsored by SGA, as well as tailgating. SGA has purchased tailgating spots for students to park their cars, to allow students to tailgate back on the Hill. In order to reserve a spot, you will need to go our website and RSVP.

Dec. 1 SGA’s Dine with Decision Makers

Dine with Decision Makers is an event where students directly interact with their state legislators over dinner. Topics discussed are primarily driven by the students and legislators and will include talking about issues relating to higher education, costs, and the state’s role in all of this. The event will be Dec. 1 in the Cupola Room in Downing University Center.

Financial Assistance

SGA annually provides more than $40,000 for campus organizations. Each organization can apply for up to $500 for organizational aid. The application can be found at our website. This year, the Academic Affairs committee has been allotted money to spend on scholarships for the student body. Students will be eligible to apply for study abroad, research conference scholarships, and scholar development grants. Applications are currently available on the website. The Student Senate approved the purchase of Scantron forms and Blue Books as complimentary test materials. These test materials are now provided for free in the SGA Office. If you have any concerns, ideas for campus, possible initiatives, or would like to get involved feel free to stop by the Student Government office 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in DUC 130.

Go Tops,

Billy Stephens