IRHA, other organizations work to get students involved

Caitlin Deaver

The Inter-Residence Hall Association focused on how to get students involved on campus at the Sept. 25 meeting.

The 2014 Homecoming Central Committee and Government of the Student Body members talked about upcoming Homecoming events, Meet Your Government Day and opportunities with CyServe.

Homecoming 2014

The Homecoming committee coordinated a banner contest with IRHA to encourage friendly competition between residence halls.

The banners will be displayed in the commons areas of each residence hall on Oct. 5, and must have the theme “Experience the ExCYtement” incorporated into them.

Melissa Gofforth, Homecoming Central member and GSB director of academics affair, also informed the Parliament about the scheduled Homecoming events on campus.

“We wanted to update everyone on all the new and exciting things we have this year for Homecoming and really grow students’ experiences,” Gofforth said.

A listing of Homecoming events can be found here.

Meet Your Government Day

Evan Abramsky, GSB senator, and Michael Plantenberg, GSB university affairs committee chairman, encouraged IRHA to fund a food bill for Meet Your Government Day.

Abramsky said the bill would be about $1,000 for pizza.

If the bill passes, several student government entities, such as GSB, IRHA and other constituency councils and student organizations would invite all ISU students for free pizza and the chance to interact with them. 

Meet Your Government Day is scheduled to take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 15, on central campus.


Anthony Behnke, CyServe Council president and GSB student organization financial advocate, urged the IRHA Parliament to tell their constituents about the various volunteer opportunities pertaining to CyServe during the week of Oct. 20.

Among the different volunteer opportunities during the week, there includes a food drive and community cleanup. 

Behnke said registration for the different volunteer events open next week.