SAS welcomes all students to Scripps

Marta Bean, '14SAS President

Welcome back to Scripps! SAS has been hard at work this past week planning for the school year ahead and is so excited for the upcoming year. Both the programming and executive boards have tons of new ideas and are hopeful that this year SAS can be more accessible, more transparent and more attentive to student concerns and ideas.

This year we will be focusing on bringing awesome speakers to campus, creating meaningful and fun programming, and using your input to make it all happen. Although SAS is already working in groups to bring you awesome programming, we can only really only know what you want if you tell us. Our first BeHeard forum will be on Tues., Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union, and will be all about what SAS can do for you. Come with your questions, suggestions and ideas about how we can use your student fees. Last year, this Be Heard forum was very popular and we generated a great conversation, so don’t miss it! In addition to the many BeHeard forums that will be held this year, you don’t have to wait until we hold a formal BeHeard event for your voice to BeHeard! Please remember that all SAS meetings are open to the public and you are more than welcome to attend if you let Theresa Iker, our secretary, know that you will be there and she will ensure that your concern is placed on our agenda. We hope that many of you made it to CLORGS tea and picked up your SASPORT! This awesome new booklet works just like a passport: when you go to events at the 5Cs, you can get the booklet stamped. Students with the most stamps get prizes at the end of the semester (including the grand prize, a celebration at LBV’s house!) So go to all the talks, dance performances, BeHeard forums and hall events that you can, so that you can be eligible for these awesome prizes (not to mention, get more out of your Scripps experience!) If you would like to run for first year representative or hall senate and you did not get a chance to sign up at the CLORGS tea, please email our VP, Alex Frumkin at beheard@scrippscollege.edu and she can make sure you make it onto the ballot. Speeches for first year representative will be held in the student union on Tues., Sept. 17th, and elections will be held Wed., Sept.18. Elections for senate positions will be held the following Wed., Sept. 25.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: Tues., Sept.10 at 8 p.m. - What can SAS do for you? Be Heard Forum in the Student Union Tues., Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. - Speeches for First Year Representative Wed., Sept. 18 - Elections for first year rep! Wed., Sept. 25 - Elections for Hall Senate!