Welcome back to all the DePaul students! I am so excited for the school year to begin because I not only missed many of my friends who went home for the summer, but I also joined some different organizations this year that I am thrilled to be a part of.
The first new organization I chose to join is Student Government Association (SGA). I ran for Senator of Mission and Ministry last spring and was so excited I got elected. Everyone in Student Government is so driven to make change happen on campus, and I am so eager to work with each member this coming year! One big initiative SGA is trying to achieve this year is to stop the use of plastic straws on campus. Before the year began, every place to eat on campus agreed to not give plastic straws to students, unless a student specifically asked them to. At the involvement fair this past Friday, SGA gave away every single reusable metal straw we ordered to students. I am so proud to see we are already making a difference on campus less than one week in!