SGA Highlights – Aug. 19


Izzy Solorzano

SGA Highlights. Written by Jenny Fang.

  • John-Michael Liontas, Director of Finance and George Alderman, SGA President, are currently working on allocations of funding for future events involving food vendors. 
  • The Committee on Academic Affairs is working on an Act for Psychoeducational Testing (PET)
    • PET is comprehensive testing for testing the cognitive, academic, and socio-emotional functioning of college students. PET benefits college students because through PET, disabilities, and disorders such as learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders can be identified. These disabilities and disorders may cause functional impairments regarding academic well-being, occupational well-being, and social well-being. There will be information regarding the PET Act at a later time. 
  • Stephanie D’Addio, Chair for the SGA Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, is working on working on legislation. There will be more information next week. 
  • On Aug. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m, Hillel is partnering with Stetson Votes for a virtual Shabbat dinner. If interested in attending, please contact Sam Friedman, Director of Hillel to obtain the Zoom link and information for the event.


2020- 2021 SGA Elections

  • Declarations for candidacy for the SGA are now open. Declarations will be closed on Aug. 26.
  • Campaigning for SGA elections will begin on Aug. 27.
    • For campaigning virtually, different graphics can be posted on social media. 
  • SGA elections will be held on Sept. 9.
  • The form for declaring candidacy for SGA President and SGA Vice President is different from the declaring nominations for SGA senators
    • There are two different forms because senators are selected individually and the president and Vice President are nominated as a ticket. Also, the information for senator declarations and President and Vice President are different. 

This graphic contains more information regarding SGA elections.


2020 Involvement fair

The 2020 Involvement Fair is on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

During the Involvement Fair, different student organizations will be virtually presenting information about getting involved in organizations.

Rene Dubois, Associate Director of Campus Vibrancy and Zachary Beaver, Assistant Director of Student Organizations and Engagement have shared more information regarding this year’s involvement Fair.

  • Every participant will be entered into a raffle and 25 participants will receive a $25.00 gift card to the bookstore.


University Policies

Due to COVID-19, SGA would like to remind the student body that there are policies in place for risk mitigation.

  • The Face Covering Policy was established to require facial covering and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spreading on campus.
  • The Stetson Community Pledge was established by Stetson University and the SGA to encourage and ensure safety for the Stetson Community. Stetson University and the SGA recognize the importance of the commitment of all members of the Stetson Community to keeping themselves and their peers healthy.


Results from On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

Information from the COVID-19 Test Results webpage of the Safer Stetson website


As of Aug. 20, from on-campus testing, there have been a total of 1,111 tests administered and a total of six positive cases


The Most Recent Test Results from On-Campus Testing 

From Aug. 12 to Aug. 13

Total tested from the Stetson community from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13: 249

Total cases from the Stetson community from Aug. 7 to Aug.8: 2 (There is a 0.8% positivity rate from testing administered from Aug. 12 to Aug.13.)


As of Aug. 19, there were 23 students from the DeLand campus that have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Update: As of Aug. 21, there are currently 52 students from the DeLand campus that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Stay updated with SGA for more information.