Student Government President encourages freshman involvement

Student Government President encourages freshman involvement

Photo Courtesy Allie Grudeski

Allie Grudeski, Student Government President

Student Government at Wilkes University is like a family comprised of members who push each other to their highest potential.

Our student leaders take it upon themselves to make a difference by planning some of the largest events on campus and throughout the community.

These include casino week, dances, bubble soccer, parties on the greenway and so much more.

These events bring in hundreds of undergraduate students together both on and off campus.

Our organization also values giving back to our community in any way possible. We donate every year to the local food pantries, shelters and camps in the Wilkes-Barre area.

We dedicate a day each year to giving back to our surrounding communities. We call this The Big Event. We send close to 600 students across Luzerne County to work on various service projects.

Student Government meetings are  on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Miller Room, on the second floor of the Henry Student Center.

Our University is extremely active. I strongly encourage you to attend Student Government meeting and consider running for a position.

Petitions for open positions will be available Aug. 29. (the first day of classes) and are due Sept. 14.

Petitions can be picked up outside the Student Government Office or found on our website at www.wilkes.edu/StudentGovernment.

Although Student Government is not the only way to be involved at Wilkes University, it is definitely one of the greatest ways to learn about how the university operates and how you can make an impact on campus.

I suggest that you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up to date on what we’re up to next. We serve as liaisons between students and administrators on campus, so do not hesitate to contact any member with concerns you may have.

We have an exciting year planned ahead of us and would love to have you on our board.

Please reach out to me or any other executive board member if you have any questions at all.