Open meeting of Appalachian’s Student Government Association (SGA) / We the People: Celebrate the United States Constitution / Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian / Appalachian State University

Open meeting of Appalachian’s Student Government Association (SGA)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 / 6:30pm
226 Plemmons Student Union (Linville Falls)
Free and open to the public

In this first meeting of SGA for the Fall 2017 semester, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs J.J. Brown will address the senate. This meeting is open to the public. All Appalachian students are encouraged to attend.

About SGA

Student government at Appalachian dates back to 1939. That year Appalachian established a student council, which operated under the student body president, five senior class officers, four junior class officers, two sophomore class officers and two freshman class officers. The student council was divided into the Women's House Council and the Men's House Council, and each had a president and vice president of each dorm and hall monitors.

Student government at Appalachian as we know it today officially began in 1967 when a new constitution was written and passed by the student body. The new constitution specified the election of a student body president, vice president and senators. While tweaks have been made to the constitution over the years, most of the same basic principles are still in use today.

The catalyst of student government is the student senate. Made up of students in all classes from various colleges across the university, residence halls and off-campus students, the senate is charged with representing each and every Appalachian student to student government.

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We the People: Celebrate the United States Consititution

Two hundred and thirty years ago, the 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia's Independence Hall to sign the United States Constitution. Today, educational institutions across the country recognize this event on and around Sept. 17 with educational events and celebrations.

Signed into law in 2004, Constitution and Citizenship Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and also recognizes “all who, by coming of age or naturalization, have become citizens.” Government officials are encouraged to display the flag of the United States on government buildings to commemorate Constitution and Citizenship Day, and the people of the United States are invited to observe the day “in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies.”

In 2005, Congress determined that educational institutions that receive federal funds for a given year must hold an educational program on the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17 of that year for the students they serve.

Faculty, staff and students at Appalachian have taken this opportunity to plan several events during the week of Sept. 17 to engage our campus community in discussions about the U.S. Constitution, its history and its meaning in today’s world.

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