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Spring 2014

On the Divestment Legislation
Read President Guerrero's Decision on Divestment


Given the special circumstances surrounding this Tuesday's USGA meeting, scheduled for March 25th at 4 pm in Damen Student Center, MPR-South, it has been determined that all attendees will be asked for their LUC IDs to be admitted into the meeting. This is to ensure access is preserved for Loyola community members; specifically students, faculty and staff. Remember to bring your LUC ID! Additionally, please note that recordings of any kind are not permitted.


Spring Elections
Spring Elections season is upon us!  Check the Spring Elections page for more information, including a download link for the candidate packet, a list of important dates to remember, a List of Candidates, and contact information for the Spring Elections Committee!


USGA Hosts the Zero Waste Game
On Wednesday, February 19th, USGA hosted the Zero Waste Game at the men's basketball game against the Wichita State Shockers.  Members of the organization monitored stations to help fans sort between recyclables, land fill products, and compostables, while President Pedro emceed the night's event and Attorney General Frank started the game by singing the Star-Spangled Banner to a rowdy crowd.


Internal Elections

With a whopping 21 nominees attending on Tuesday, January 21, the USGA Senate elected 11 new senators in our Internal Elections to serve for the spring.  Check back soon to find the new members in our directory. 

Fall 2013

Wondering what we've been up to this semester?  Read a recap in our Fall 2013 Newsletter!


Developmental disABILITIES Awareness Day
USGA, SNAIL, Best Buddies, and the Student Nursing Council will be hosting Developmental disABILITIES Awareness Day on Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 10 am - 2 pm in Damen Student Center.  Events will include tabling from each organization, a collaboration with children and families from Gigi's Playhouse, and a surprise thank-you luncheon for the Loyola Helpers.


USGA in The Phoenix
Chief Sustainability Officer Jared Brocklehurst spoke with Phoenix reporter Molly Brewer about The Green Initiative Fund.  Discussing the history of how TGIF was transformed from idea to reality, Brocklehurst explained that he and the other members of the TGIF Council are excited to begin the screening process for financing student sustainable projects.  To learn more about TGIF or to apply for funding, visit www.luc.edu/tgif.


USGA Retreat a Smashing Success
This past weekend (Sept 13-15), members of the USGA welcomed new senators by attending a retreat at LUREC.  Special thanks to Sadika Hara from SDMA, Dr. Robert Kelly (VP for Student Development), and Dana Broadnax and Jess Landis from the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution for coming out to speak to us!  The group finished off the rainy weekend by completing an in-door obstacle course courtesy of Rambler Outdoors.


Fall Elections

 Congratulations to all our newly elected senators!  Results can be found on our Fall Elections page.


TGIF Making the Campus a Little Greener
The Green Initiative Fund is in full bloom!  Designed by students, for students, TGIF is a fund aimed at financing student run projects that promote sustainability and expand awareness about the campus' environmental impact.  Currently, TGIF has applications on its website for individuals interested in applying for funding or becoming a member of the TGIF Council.


USGA in The Phoenix
President Guerrero and Vice President Serena recently spoke with Phoenix reporter Molly Brewer about their hopes for the new school year.  Among their goals are making Loyola a healthier, more welcome campus for students from all different backgrounds.  In line with the institution's Jesuit values, Guerrero and Serena are working to create engaging programs that promote student interest while upholding standards of social justice and human rights.  Additionally, the dynamic duo wish to expand the presence of the USGA by strengthening transparency between the administration and the student body.


Fall Elections

Fall Elections are being held from September 9th to the 10th.  With a whopping 22 Freshmen Candidates, the Fall Elections Committee reeled in interest over the summer orientation months to receive a fantastic response.  Check back soon to see the results, or read statements from the candidates here.


Have an Ethical Issue on Campus? Do Something About It!
The Jesuit mission of LUC has instilled in students a quality sense of social justice and ethics. Students are urged to contact the University’s Ethics Hotline if they see any issues on campus. The hotline number is 855.603.6988. Students should feel free to call in any concerns.


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