Slate Herman

ASGCU Student Body President

slatenickWhen Nick Loudon, my executive vice president, and I ran for our positions we decided on a platform that we hoped would have an impact on all students. Our platform centered around the idea of having a Strong 2016-2017 academic year. We hope to focus on creating strong students, a strong campus, and strong graduates.

The strong students piece focuses on keeping the students of our campus safe and mentally healthy. We are continuing both the sexual assault awareness campaign, It’s On Us, and the mental health awareness campaign, Embrace. We have found great success in these campaigns in the past and we think that continuing these campaigns would be best for the student body. Neither of these issues can be solved in a year, and it takes a mindset change within the student body to fully combat these impending social issues. It’s On Us will take place the week of October 10th through the 14th, and the Embrace campaign will take place sometime in the month on January.

The second piece of the strong platform, strong campus, centers mainly around a reduce, reuse, recycle campaign that seeks to educate students on proper recycling procedure as well as helping students find the correct recycling outlets on our great campus. This campaign will be coming your way sometime in October/November! The other half of strong campus comes with instilling a strong sense of tradition within our student body. ASGCU has come alongside the Havocs to promote and educate students on our fight song in addition to getting this information as widely spread as possibly.

The third and final piece comes with an integration of GCU Career Services into the academic systems of every student. As a college student myself I know that the looming cloud of debt can be a scary one, but if we spend time during our three or four years investing in our own resumes by creating job opportunities through internships, we don’t have to be as fearful of that cloud. ASGCU and Career Services are partnering up to ensure that your college experience was worth it from a financial stand point. Career Services week will be taking place in the latter half of the second semester, but we will be having more than a few career center events throughout the year.

Well if you have made it this far in the post, I just want to say thank you for being an engaged member of the student body. If you have any further questions, feel free to email me at slate.herman@gcu.edu or come by the ASGCU office located in building 26. All in all I think it’s going to be a great year of growth at Grand Canyon University and I thank you for putting me in a position of leadership and giving me the ability to advocate on your behalf!