Has it ever crossed your mind of who holds the organization of your campus social life in the palm of their hands? This last semester did you go to the Halloween Dance, Casino Nights, or The Tacky Holiday Party? Have you ever who wondered who puts those events on? Campus has a student government, and these students are called The Student Body Advocates, or SBAs for short. The SBAs consist of students, just like you, who realize that school can be tedious and dull at times and want to help make up for that. Antonio Jimenez, an SBA, says, “I like being a part of a team that gives Snow College a great campus experience.”
The mission statement of the SBAs is, “We, the Snow College Student Body Advocates are servants of the students. As such, we support our Snow College Community and build relationships.” Therefore, they just want to serve Snow College by giving their fellow students a fun experience with different events on campus. SBA President Chris Jenkins states, “I enjoy everything I’ve learned from leadership and how much I have grown this school year from being a Student Body Advocate, it’s one of the greatest experiences I have ever had.”
There are a total of nineteen members on the team and each one has a different role. They consist of committees, which have different roles in planning events. The presidency is made up of President Chris Jenkins and Vice-president Tanner Linton. Deven Larisch is the officer in charge of clubs, and Breanna Ray serves as the Executive Assistant. The Marketing Committee includes Jacy Holt, Armando Frutos, and Dani Okelberry, and the Legislative Branch consists of the following, : Jordan Call, Anthony Vea, Jordyn Earl, Joseph Elrey, and Yisel Perez. The remainder of the Advocates are: Serra Bye, Brandon Mahoney, Lexi Moore, Collins Kabaira, Antonio Jimenez, Garrett Redford, and Kaylee Broderick.
Though they are student leaders, they must remember to be students first. The SBAs are required to maintain a 2.75 GPA each semester with at least 12 credits, all on top of planning campus events. Fortunately, they learn time management and organization skills in these roles. Being involved in student government takes up a lot of time—with numerous meetings a week, assigned to-dos, emailing, more emailing, and continual preparation for the next meeting.
“Everyone on this team has a friendly and positive attitude towards helping Snow College students. It has been a great experience.” explains Serra Bye. As you can tell, all the SBAs love to talk about the great experiences they have serving the student body. If you feel this is something you are interested in, stay alert for the announcement about elections within the next month.