StuGov pursues communication with students through town hall

Alli Weaver;

In hopes of bridging the communication gap between Iowa State students and the Student Government, a town hall event will aim to allow students to express their interests and concerns with their representatives.

As mentioned during Student Government President Cody West and Vice President Cody Smith’s campaign, the Student Government will host a Town Hall in the Multicultural Center of the Memorial Union from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The event was first set to occur last Thursday, but West announced, during the last Senate meeting of the term, that they would rather it be done right the first time, rather than feeling rushed and not allowing the event to reach its full capacity.

The intent of the town hall is to create a “social atmosphere where students from all cultures, backgrounds, anything that might be an identifier for them, feel comfortable coming to us with their concerns,” Smith said. “We have a really good relationship with our administration here. We really want students to take advantage of that and know that we’re here to work on their behalf.”

Throughout their campaign, West and Smith promised to be more purposeful in outreach projects and connecting with students.

This is the first of many opportunities for students and their representatives to communicate with each other in order to make the differences that are needed, according to the Student Government Town Hall event page on Facebook.

Facebook/Twitter: StuGov town hall event moved to this Thursday. Students are invited to share their interests and concerns with their representatives.