/Club Corner: Gay-Straight Alliance and Student Government

Club Corner: Gay-Straight Alliance and Student Government

Gay-Straight Alliance and Student Government
Patricia Kenner
Staff Writer

Club Corner is a new column which will be featuring two different clubs on campus and what they are about. This issue will feature the Gay-Straight Alliance and the Student Government.

The Gay-Straight Alliance is a fairly new club. It was started in December 2009. The club was started because students felt there was a need for a place where people gay or straight can get together to share experiences and let people know that there is support on campus.The club is open to anyone who wishes to join.
An upcoming event they are holding is on National Coming Out Day, Monday Oct. 11, 2010. The club will have two panels talk about their experiences with coming out. The event will be from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Clara E. Mackenzie Building, room 201.
Meetings for the Gay-Straight Alliance are every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Sept. 16, Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18 and December 2 at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Clara E Mackenzie Building in room 201. Kathy Ruby is the club advisor. She can be reached at (810)989-5692.

The Student Government is a laison between the clubs and students. They have a suggestion box where students can drop their suggestions. It is located in the Main Building by the Student Government office room 110.They highly encourage participation. Anyone can run for student government poisitions. Elections are held at the end of the winter semester. In order to run one has to go through petition coordinator Carrie Bearss. She can be reached at 810-989-5501. Upcoming events they are participating in include the zombie food drive and, as always, stress breaker before exams.
This year’s Student Government officers are: Chuck King, president; Rachel Kobylas , vice president; Kaitlyn Graw , secretary; and Jonathon Brewer, treasurer. They can be reached at 810-989-5737.
Meeting for The Student Government are held on the second Wednesday of very month. They are Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8. The meetings are held in the Memorial Room in the Clara E. Mackenzie Building. Meetings are held from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Both clubs can be found on the SC4website under clubs and organizations.