Belmont’s Student Government Association held the official inauguration ceremony for its new members on Monday evening.
President Chase Geiser formally swore in the 26 new representatives who were selected during last week’s elections. Following the ceremony, Vice President Emily Young took a few minutes to address the congress as a whole, both veterans and newcomers alike.
Young reminded the representatives of their duty to the students who are their constituents.
“You represent the students more than anyone else on this campus,” Young said.
Geiser said that this is more than double the number of representatives elected last semester.
“We only had 11 new people elected during spring semester of last year,” Geiser said. “I can already tell this is going to be a great year.”
During last semester’s presidential election, Geiser ran on a platform of making SGA a more relevant organization on Belmont’s campus. He said that he hopes the turnout of this semester’s fall elections is indicative of how the rest of the year will play out.
The next meeting is Monday Sept. 23. Older bylaws that are now considered outdated are slated to be discussed and possibly updated.
Committee meetings will begin Sept. 16th.