The Student Government Association welcomes you back to another exciting semester here at Texas A & M University – Kingsville! We hope you had a restful break full of friends, family and, of course, food. As we return to AMK, there are a couple of things our Student Government would like for the student body to consider.
The first is to get involved in some organization on campus. The university experience extends beyond the classroom! Greek life, the Student Government Association, Pep Talk, and the Campus Activity Board (just to name a few) are some of the more broad organizations you can join. Be sure to use “collegiate link” on the tamuk.edu website to find out what other organizations are available that may better suit your interests. Be sure to see what organizations specifically tie in to your degree. You’d be surprised what you’d find!
The second is to understand that your voice matters. If you see an issue on campus that isn’t getting the attention it deserves, speak out. While I wholeheartedly believe that our university administration genuinely cares about the voice of the students, I also understand that it can be a little intimidating to contact them directly. Please know that you have student senators that the student body has elected to represent you. If you have an idea, but don’t know how to develop it or where to start, email us at [email protected]. With joyful hearts, we are glad to serve you!
Finally, I want the student body to not forget that, despite the current political climate, we are all Javelinas at the end of the day. Regardless of your political affiliation, one of the great hallmarks of our democracy is the seemingly peaceful transfer of power between political parties. But democracy is a fragile institution, whose life is dependent on the character of its citizens. I am not asking you to remain neutral. In fact, I ask of the very oppose. Argue joyously, but civilly. Seek to understand each other, but try to reconcile what you’re learning with what you’ve been taught. You may find yourself adopting new ideals or returning to old ones. Regardless, please never allow compassion and understanding to leave your hearts. Argue with your fellow Javelina, but never turn your back on them. We stick together here at Javelina Nation.
I wish you all peace, joy, and a wonderful semester. My office is located right above the postal office in the MSUB, room 201. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please do not hesitate to stop by for a chat.