SGA President's Letter - Shorter University

Greetings Hawks!

It is with great joy that I would like to welcome you to your new home and some of the best years of your life. When people think about Shorter University, they don’t think about extravagant buildings, or perfectly manicured lawns, or large reflecting pools, when people think about Shorter University, they think about you. That’s because students are the focus, aim, and legacy of Shorter University, and that is how it should be. Here on “The Hill” you’ll experience first-hand that relationships are at the core of this University. Here you’ll be impacted positively with relationships such as life-long friends, caring faculty, and ultimately your relationship with God. There’s much to be excited about, I’m thankful to be a part of it serving this year with the Student Government Association.

It is our goal and aim as the Student Government Association to make your college experience excellent as well as to provide you the opportunity to lead and serve your fellow students and community. Every step we take as the SGA has a purposeful and meaningful goal to enrich your time here and to prepare for service after you leave. Here at the SGA we believe that life demands action in all aspects. So, I’d like to encourage you abandon the stands and come see how you can impact your campus. Our meetings are every Tuesday at 6:30 in the Austin Moses room and are open to all. The SGA is comprised of an executive council and student senate that represents every academic level. Your voice matters and is heard, each concern brought to our attention is seriously discussed and brought to a resolution because. If you have questions or concerns for us drop by FSU 229 and there will be someone there to assist you during business hours. We are constantly pursuing excellence as an organization and would love to hear from you.

My journey with the SGA began with my Freshman year as a court justice at my previous college. I loved it and continued in that role until I transferred to Shorter in my Sophomore year. Because of the flexibility that Shorter offers I could take an internship where I traveled around the country running a program teaching youth about the political process in their own capitol buildings. This experience gave me a renewed passion for SGA and for its potential. But ultimately what matters is how Christ is shown and glorified in our actions. As it says in Hebrews 10:24-26 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

– In Him

Sean Carpenter