Students Helping Students: SGA Funds Campus Improvements
As with any college campus, University of Findlay is always looking to expand its offerings to students and the community. This year, UF’s Student Government Association (SGA) has stepped up to assist in funding various improvement projects across campus.
From new campus signage to help visitors find their way, to updating student recreation areas like the sand volleyball pits and the basketball courts, SGA’s Campus Improvement Committee has been hard at work bringing projects across campus to life.
SGA has also extended the opportunity for improvement funding assistance to UF departments and college programs through the creation of the Student Experience Grant. This grant allows different areas across the University to submit proposals for projects that would enhance the overall student experience.
Dave Emsweller, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, stated, “The Student Government Association plays a critical role in shaping the student experience through the programming and campus improvements they facilitate. The commitment SGA made this past year to support a number of important campus improvements was admirable. The projects moving forward will have a direct impact on students and Oiler Nation for many years to come.”
Upcoming projects SGA will be assisting with include:
- The addition of Code Blue units in various areas across campus including around Defiance Avenue, Howard Street, and Foulke Avenue. These stations allow people to quickly and easily contact campus security at the push of a button.
- Enhancing the Data Analysis Suite in the Davis Street Building with new hardware including new PC and Mac units. Updating the technology will expand the suite’s capabilities and offerings for students who use the area to study and for class.
- Adding two specialized microscopes to the Microscopy Suite along with digital classroom software, which will allow students to view a live feed of the microscopes. This will enhance the student experience, especially when learning virtually, and foster a more collaborative environment.
- Renovations to multiple lobbies in Bare and Fox residence halls including fresh paint, new furniture, carpet repairs, and adding white boards.
- An outdoor pavilion will be constructed by the Buford Center to provide students and members of the campus community a sheltered place to gather for meetings and other activities.