SGA Rundown: Highlighting diversity

SGA plans on keeping students connected through events that celebrate culture.

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Jayne Bickford, Staff Writer

The Student Government Association met Thursday afternoon to brainstorm ways to encourage students to vote, discuss community building and promote Hispanic Heritage Month.

GETTING STUDENTS TO VOTE

SGA is currently seeking out ways to get students to participate in the election coming up on Nov. 3. This upcoming Tuesday, all students will receive an email with a link to a website called Turbovote, a voter registration website that provides easy access to both local and national elections.

“I hope that SGA can help with this momentum around the election, but also engage in some of the conversations that are going to happen,” said Head of Community Development Sandy Hough. 

STUDENTS WHO SERVE: DIVERSITY TRAINING

To promote diversity on Biola’s campus this year, SGA plans on implementing a bi-weekly diversity training for senators, this will be led by  diversity coordinator Debra Mlambo. These meetings will help give senate members ways to connect with students of different backgrounds and cultures.

“This is kind of a way to not lose those connections that would occur if we were in person,” Mlambo said. 

In addition, SGA is planning to get students involved in Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasts from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and celebrates the history, culture and contributions of the Latino community. 

This year, Biola will be providing online events to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, which will include student testimonies and other opportunities to learn about the Hispanic community. 

CONNECTING STUDENTS 

Despite Biola’s present online format, senate will be providing ways for students in each dorm building to get connected with one another through Zoom calls and Netflix gatherings.  

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