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MTSU SGA seeks Freshman Council applications by Se...

MTSU SGA seeks Freshman Council applications by Sept. 5

Some 3,000 first-year MTSU students (Class of 2023) have completed CUSTOMS orientation and are preparing to begin their college careers at MTSU.

Student Government Association 2019-20 Executive Vice President Chelseah Moore wants them to be aware of the opportunity to apply to be one of 40 Freshman Council members for the 2019-20 academic year.

Four members of the 2018-19 Freshman Council Executive Board are shown following a meeting. They include Senate Delegate Jay Blackburn, left, Vice President Brittany Hylton, Secretary Catherine Bolick and President Haven Word. Freshmen can apply to be considered for the 2019-20 council. (Submitted photo by MTSU SGA)

Four members of the 2018-19 Freshman Council Executive Board are shown following a meeting. They include Senate Delegate Jay Blackburn, left, Vice President Brittany Hylton, Secretary Catherine Bolick and President Haven Word. Freshmen can apply to be considered for the 2019-20 council. (Submitted photo by MTSU SGA)

The SGA Freshman Council is the voice of the Class of ’23. The council meets weekly (6 p.m. on Thursdays) to discuss concerns, create involvement opportunities and innovate productive ways of enhancing freshman life on campus.

Printable and digital applications will be available starting Monday, Aug. 12, and will be due back by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Moore said.

Applicants can pick them up in the SGA office in Room 306 of the Student Union Building, 1768 MTSU Blvd. They can complete the process hereor print off a hard copy and mail or hand-deliver it to the SGA office.

Chelseah Moore

Chelseah Moore

Being a member of Freshman Council is a selected, not elected, position based on information — high school leadership and more — applicants share about themselves.

A computer program will narrow the list. Interviews will be conducted from Sept. 9-20 by Moore and two SGA senators.

Moore, a junior from Milan, Tennessee, and a finance major in the Jones College of Business, said she can seek advice or have questions answered about the process from SGA President Delanie McDonald, assistant vice president of Student Affairs Danny Kelley or SGA Cabinet members.

People completely filling out the entire application appropriately and professionally — it’s like a job application, Moore said — is a must.

What Moore and the senators will be looking for from the interviews will be “how they conduct themselves,” she said. “Are they serious and passionate? Their high school leadership experience may boost them. … Everything is unbiased when it comes to the process.”

MTSU has more than 300 combined undergraduate and graduate programs. MTSU classes will begin Monday, Aug. 26.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

Some of the 40-member MTSU Freshman Council from 2018-19 are shown at the conclusion of the Student Organization banquet in April. The deadline to apply to be considered to be on the 2019-20 Freshman Council will be Sept. 5. (Submitted photo by MTSU SGA)

Some of the 40-member MTSU Freshman Council from 2018-19 are shown at the conclusion of the Student Organization banquet in April. The deadline to apply to be considered to be on the 2019-20 Freshman Council will be Sept. 5. (Submitted photo by MTSU SGA)


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