It’s no secret that Auburn University has some big issues ahead of it.
There’s a potential enrollment cap being debated, steadily declining rates of minority enrollment and an ongoing search for a permanent president.
These are all big, institution-wide issues that will have immediate and lasting effects on the Auburn student body, faculty and community.
As students, it is our responsibility to make our voices heard and to promote changes that we think will be beneficial to us and to the people around us.
Since this institution is intended to be a place where we can come to better ourselves, it is up to us to explain how we think the administration should be promoting those ends.
That being said, SGA is an established way for students to organize and represent themselves to the administration and wider Auburn community.
This group of students — some of whom are elected and some of whom are appointed — often serves as the face of the student body.
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They represent the school to lawmakers at City Council meetings and to senators in Montgomery.
With that representation comes the power to advocate for the kinds of change that will benefit Auburn students.
If you are upset about the lack of available on-campus housing, get involved with SGA.
If you care about how your school is represented to the rest of the state, get involved with SGA.
If you want to stand up for your fellow students, make your voice heard and be a force to enact change, you should get involved with SGA.
Applications for next year are open until Nov. 20 and can be found at aub.ie/elections.
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