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Student Government Association December Newsletter

Welcome from your SGA!

Hello from the Student Government Association! In order to better serve you and the needs of the entire student body, we plan on sharing updates from month to month on some of the various projects we are working on. Since everything we do is for the benefit of students, we wanted to get your feedback on our direction, and be transparent about the things we have accomplished.

Student Government has the opportunity to make an impact within our Georgia...

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SGA November Faculty Shoutout - Dawn Strickland

Georgia Tech professors don't always know just how much students appreciate all that they do for us. SGA wants to recognize the amazing professors who make our Institute so great! This month’s shoutout goes to Dr. Dawn Strickland: "Professor Strickland is enthusiastic and funny. She assigns challenging coursework but gives students the confidence to attack it head on. Her optimization class is revered by many. She also has a strong dislike for inefficient grocery store lines, as many IEs...

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Interview with Wreckless

Written by Taylor Niehoff

 

Wreckless: Creating Alcohol and Drug Free Fun

Wreckless is one of the most influential organizations on campus devoted to improving student life. To learn more about Wreckless and their work towards improving mental health on campus, we interviewed President of Wreckless, Rachel Gilmore:

What is Wreckless?

“Wreckless is an on-campus student organization that is devoted to increasing campus morale and healthy habits on...

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Interview with Professor A.P. Meliopoulos

Written by Fahad Razzaq

It's not just students who are affected by our campus initiatives to improve mental wellness. We were able to interview Dr. A P Meliopoulos, a professor of our School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and hear his take on mental health.

“Faculty members can play their part in identifying if students going through some mental stress by seeing their changed behaviors such as the low attendance coupled with degradation in results which can be an...

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Interview with the Director of the Georgia Tech Counseling Center

Written by Daniel Lee

 

As the endeavor to increase mental health awareness continues, Director of the Georgia Tech Counseling Center, Dr. Ruperto Perez, had some messages to the Yellow Jacket community as well as program endorsements.

Most students are probably familiar with the Tech Ends Suicide Together initiative (TEST), the movement that represents the national attempt to shift goals from suicide prevention to suicide elimination. TEST, based on the...

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Mental Health Student Coalition Interview

Mental Health Student Coalition – Interview with Andrew Perry, Director of MHSC and SGA’s Wellness Committee Co-Chair

Written by Rachel Chau

What is the Mental Health Student Coalition and what are its goals for the year?

Our goals for this past year were to become a chartered organization, create programming to help organizations brand themselves better, and hold the Mental Health Summit. We are proud to say that we accomplished all of these goals. As for next...

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Q&A with K.N.I.T. Mentors

Written by Yuxin Zhang

 

1.  What is the main goal of the organization?

The primary goal of K.N.I.T. Mentorship Program is to provide every incoming student with the opportunity to have an upperclassman mentor. This mentorship experience is framed to provide first year students with the guidance and friendship they need to successfully integrate into the Georgia Tech Community. K.N.I.T. is a general mentorship program that welcomes mentors and mentees of all majors,...

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Undergrad Cabinet Meetings

Monday, Dec 5, 7 pm
SGA Office Conference Room
This event does not require an RSVP.