Wow! Gold Rush 2019 was an absolute blast. This year Student Government partnered with the Patriot Activities Council and the Resident Student Association to host one of the most popular events of the fall semester.
Gold Rush kicked off with a lively tailgate outside of EagleBank Arena followed by giveaways, games, and great pre-game activities at 5:30 PM. Well before doors opened there was already a line of eager students waiting to receive one of the free Gold Rush 2019 t-shirts, beanies, or caps. We gave away hundreds!
Parents, siblings, and relatives visiting for Family Weekend were treated to an extra special night of basketball madness. The Patriots won 76 – 65 against the Longwood Lancers. Check out one of our favorite moments from the game here.
Tonight’s success though wasn’t without months of preparation and handwork by all the partners involved. We want to specially thank both the Secretary for University Life, Logan Hoover, and the Chairman for the University Life Committee, David O’Connell, for their dedication over the last several weeks.
Most importantly, thank you Patriots for coming out and showing your support. Cheers to a successful Gold Rush 2019!
Student Government recognizes the fragility of our local ecosystem, and we’re doing our part help protect it. Fairfax County is home to over 30 watersheds that feed directly into the Chesapeake Bay. Every little bit counts.
Want to get involved, or have a green initiative you’d like us to pursue? Contact us at email@example.com or stop by our office anytime.
On October 26, 2019 the Government and Community Relations (GCR) department, in partnership with Fairfax City Park Authority, hosted the most successful Witch watch event yet with over 200 participants.
Witch Watch began as a yearly event hosted on-campus where community members were invited to come and trick-or-treat with registered student organizations (RSO). This year, Student Government secured Fairfax City’s Old Town Square to offer easy access for community members to interact with Mason students. Several RSOs participated in the event, and there were plenty of smiling faces, cute costumes, and happy parents.
Student Government raffled several gift cards to local businesses such as Glory Days Grill, Tandoori Nights, Tutor Dudes Services, and even a signed Washington Nationals baseball – just in time for their historic win.
We look forward to another successful event next year!
Earlier this month leaders from Student Government conducted a clean-up of the word “TOADS” from several campus buildings. This comes after members of the Black Student Alliance expressed discomfort over the racist connotation the word carries.
You can read more about Student Government’s response in the Fourth Estate.
This past week you, the student body, elected 24 new students to represent the George Mason community in the 40th Student Senate. Congratulations and we cannot wait to see the amazing things this year’s Senate does!
Newly Elected Senators:
This past Thursday, the Student Senate held its first meeting of the 39th Student Senate. During this meeting, the Student Body President and Vice President are sworn along with the Student Senate. Through this meeting, the Student Senate elected its leadership. The following students were elected to lead the 39th Student Senate:
Student Senate Leadership:
Speaker of the Senate: Claire Olivier
Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate: Cedric Price
Clerk of the Senate: Amanda Attiya
Administrative and Financial Affairs: McKenna Bates
University Services: Dustin Cone
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs: Natalia Kanos
University Life: Leah Hoffman
Government and Community Relations: Joseph Fernando
Each year the newly elected Student Body President and Vice President select numerous students to fulfill the responsibilities outlined in the Executive Cabinet. There are numerous ways to get involved and all majors and passions are considered! If you have any questions, please contact the Bekah Pettine or Erik Truong.
The application can be found at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYcOdaK_huJ25aXk2e22DkvjPIqPtDjDznAQpBeoba0hUF5A/viewform