Student body awaiting election results

Two-term SGA President Adarian Williams. Courtesy photo

This week rang in election time on the campus of Grambling State University.

Every spring semester, the Student Government Association, also known as SGA, holds elections for students who show interest in being a part of the organization. 

SGA is a group of student leaders that fight for what the general student body want and need. Each class has their own group of representatives, such as presidents for the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes.  

Each class also has their own queen starting from Miss Freshman all the way to Miss Grambling State University. 

Interest meetings for potential SGA representatives were held Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 in the Grambling Hall Auditorium.  

Election week officially kicked off on April 2  – starting with the Elections Parade where students got their first looks at all candidates accompanied by their campaign teams  competing for their desired position. This event was followed by the SGA & Class Queens Showcase, which was held in the Black and Gold Room. Voting polls opened on Wednesday, April 3 followed by the Candidates Booster on the quad.  

Games, food, music and many other activities were available for students. 

On Thursday April 4, the Candidates Social was held on the yard, where all candidates got the chance to promote themselves to the student body and to expand their platform. 

Voting polls officially closed on Friday April 5. 

Election results will be printed in next week’s edition of The Gramblinite. 

Lots of students look forward to this event every year as an opportunity to meet new people, eat good food and to decide who they want representing them. 

“The expectation for the new leaders will be to serve and advocate student needs and rights to the best of their abilities and to enjoy the journey through leadership,” Adarian Williams, who is serving his second term as SGA President, said.