SGA meeting recap: Community Adviser applications are open


Soundharjya Babu, Assistant News Editor

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY – The third Student Government Association meeting announced the application process of the Community Adviser position.

Community Adviser applications have opened up for the 2020-2021 school year.

Anna Kowalok-Lewis, program assistant for community development from Residence Life, visited the meeting to discuss requirements and expectations for the position.

According to Kowalok-Lewis, a CA builds a community for residents and provides support to students to ensure their safety on campus. Any applicants must be a full-time student and be available for the whole year. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required and students must be in good conduct standing.

Preferably, students should be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and take no more than one night class.

Applications and references are due on Jan. 6 on the Revolution website. Interviews will be conducted from Jan. 18 to Jan. 30. The positions will be offered from Feb. 7 to Feb. 21.

Benefits of a Community Adviser include a room free of charge, a free Patriot meal plan and a leadership position for resumes.

One new organization was approved in the meeting. Tau Sigma, a chapter for transfer students, aims to support these students with networking opportunities.

Cooking and baking club is also requesting approval. The club aims to teach students practical cooking skills in college. They will also participate in charity events.

The Healthy Minds organization is sponsoring a survey which will gather information on student’s mental health. The survey will run until Nov. 21. Students can take the survey for the chance to win a $500 gift card to the RMU bookstore, as well as other prizes such as Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Uber.

The blanket drive is on Nov. 13 for Beaver County Humane Society and available for SET credit. Student organizations with the most volunteers will receive $200.

“Break bags” will be available for Thanksgiving for anyone low on their meal plan. Students can fill out a form in the Center for Student Success before Thanksgiving break. SGA reminds students that reimbursement requests are due Dec. 6.