Tuesday, August 13, 2013

President Ohrn signs unanimous resolution against tobacco elimination on campus

On Thursday August 8th a special meeting was held in the Community Room to discuss the ramifications of the proposed amendment to the F-60 smoking policy. In this picture SGA members are observing President Ohrn signing the unanimous resolution against proposed Policy F-60 as written. Proposed policy F-60 bans all tobacco products on campus including electronic cigarettes. Student government has voted to oppose the ban for a number of reasons including:

  • Medical research has supported the use of electronic cigarettes as a "harm reduction" method for tobacco cigarette smokers attempting to reduce or eliminate their use. 
  • Electronic cigarettes do not contain tobacco and primarily contain nicotine. 
  • The proposed policy was created during the summer semester and without proper input from students, faculty, staff, and members of the college community. 
  • Our current tobacco policy has been implemented successfully and only minor corrections are necessary to ensure proper enforcement. 
  • Forcing students, staff, and faculty to stop smoking on campus will not eliminate personal use and creates further tension in a stressful academic environment. 
  •  Enforcement of this policy will be extremely difficult and other health and safety issues will arise if the policy is enacted. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Student leaders meet with other college officials

SGA President Tyler Ohrn and SEA President Jorge Meneses attended a meeting today with college administrators concerning the United Way Day of Giving and other college initiatives. SGA looks forward to an exciting fall semester.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

SGA Prezi

The Communications Department of Student Government is proud to release its first ever Prezi. This interactive PowerPoint application allows users to learn more about our organization and what it comprises of. You can view the Prezi at the link below.

WVU Parkersburg SGA Prezi

Thursday, January 31, 2013

SGA Leadership Training

We will be hosting a free leadership training for all West Virginia University at Parkersburg students from 8:00-12:00 on Friday, February 15th. Breakfast and a togo lunch will be provided. Workshops will be held on resume building, teamwork, and effective meetings. Please RSVP for the conference in the Student Government Office.

Monday, January 7, 2013

SGA Winter Retreat

The winter retreat for WVU Parkersburg's Student Government will be held this Saturday at 12:30 in the Student Lounge. It will include a presentation from Registered Parliamentarian Bob Fish on Robert's Rules of Order and a short business meeting willl be held afterwords. This is MANDATORY for all SGA officers and it is strongly recommended that members attend. Food and drink will be provided.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

SGA to help Salvation Army

The Student Government Association will once again be helping the Salvation Army this Christmas season. We will be volunteering in front of Belk and JC Penny's at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna from 5:00-8:00. West Virginia University at Parkersburg's SGA participates every year as a way to give back to our community. This is a great way to help those in need and any donations would be greatly appreciated.