In this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Ashley Hiemenz Green, a Longwood Graduate Assistant, came to speak about Longwood Recovers.
Longwood Recovers is the university’s collegiate recovery program, which received a 50 thousand dollar grant earlier this year.
Green said, “It is a community of support for students that are in recovery.” She added that it is a place where they can come together, share stories, hold each other accountable and grow.
The program currently provides students opportunities for group or one-on-one meetings, and they currently serve around 10 students in recovery. Their office is located in the Upchurch University Center on the third floor, room 305A, for students that would like to learn more.
In Special Orders of the Day, Executive Treasurer Samuel Torpy provided the Senate an overview of what the Student Finance Committee (SFC), does.
He said, “We are a separate committee from SGA…We allocate money and funds to recognized clubs and organizations.”
SFC is comprised of the SGA Executive Board, class presidents, the freshmen class officers and a handful of SGA representatives. They meet on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Upchurch University Center.
In Open Forum, Torpy said that the College of Business and Economics is sponsoring a petting zoo on campus on November 13 for students.
In the President’s Report, President Haleigh Pannell announced that there will be a Campus Safety Walk on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. They will be meeting at the Chi fountain in front of the dining hall, and will be splitting into groups to walk campus and determine anything that is unsafe.
The next SGA meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 12 at 3:45 p.m. inside of the Wilson Chamber at the Upchurch University Center.