Gold Rush 2019

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!

Keeping it Green with Maintain Mason

Since the Student Senate passed R.#7 A Resolution to Re-establish Maintain Mason, approximately 20 student senators have volunteered to help keep Mason’s outdoor spaces free of trash. Over 10 pounds have been picked up already!

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 or stop by our office anytime.

Witch Watch Was a Success!

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!

Student Government Passes Resolution to Clean Racial Slur

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.

Video and images courtesy of Fourth Estate.

Meet Your New Student Senators

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:

Alexis Massenburg
Sabrine Hussein
Gabrielle Walker
Catalina Correa
Ian Penrose
Moses Hunsaker
Kimberly Posada
Pipa Pipa
Ransom Fox
Cynthia Davis
Dunni Oni
Greta Roberson
Lucas Suter
Ainsley Fox
Noah Cleckner
Rishi Mehta
Ava Kuch
Solomon Fair
Jack Fedak
Daniil Kolesnik
Jillian Bennett
Aloana Hall
Yaokun Shen
Shafuq Naseem

You can find the full results here.

Meet your new Student Senate Leadership!

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

Committee Chairs:

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

Academics: Erica Kelly

Join the 2018-2019 Student Government Executive Cabinet

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: