Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) held their election party on April 12 to reveal the representatives for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Candidates this year either ran with the Poseidon party or as independents and several candidates ran unopposed.
The event was a celebration for students before the announcement of the new USGA. There was food, performances and giveaways throughout the night.
Tyrianna Richards, sophomore english major, was the only independent to win a position. She said she enjoyed celebrating her new role as upperclassmen senator watching the performances of the fire and hula dancers.
“The party was way crazier than I expected, and I had a lot of fun. I’m very grateful for being elected,” said Richards.
Alex Reggiani, junior accounting major, ran with the Poseidon party for the position of president. She said she still feels honored to have the chance to be a part of USGA despite not having a campaign opponent.
Reggiani has been on USGA for three years and played a part in the rewriting of the USGA constitiution in the fall and in the winter, which included adding the new positions dedicated to academics and community engagement and separating the Inter Organization Council (IOC) from USGA.
“This has really been my passion over the past three years and I’m excited about the changes we made,” said Reggiani. “The majority of our time will be focused on academic concerns and other student concerns.”
She plans on following through on changes to Shark Dining, making sure the academic senators are successful and increasing school spirit.
The newly elected USGA will begin their term in May.