Promoting school spirit

Destiny Hosmer
Staff Writer

The Student Government Association pushed for student participation in College Colors Day during its meeting Tuesday night.
College Colors Day, an all-day event where students are urged to sport their college colors, will be held on Friday, Sept. 4.
“College Colors Day is meant to really boost Trojan pride within the student body,” Sen. Blakeley Davenport, a sophomore political science major from Spanish Fort, said.  “We aren’t as big as some other schools in Alabama, but we want the pride for Troy to be just as big as any other school receives.”
Students living on campus and off were encouraged to take photos of themselves in Trojan colors and post them on social media with the hashtag #TroyCCD.
The Student Alumni Association had two representatives attend the meeting who explained the benefits of membership and the current deal they are implementing to increase participation.
Student Alumni Association members have the opportunity to connect and network with Troy alumni, as well as enjoy discounts at various retailers and tailgating during football season.
Membership costs $25 per person, which includes a T-shirt.
SAA has opened up the 20-for-20 deal to the entire student body, meaning that if a group of 20 students joins together, the cost of membership is only $20.
Both the SAA and SGA discussed Rival Week, a weeklong event in the works for the football game against University of South Alabama, which will be held on Oct. 3.
Events discussed for Rival Week included “Stab the Jag,” a movie night and a craft night.
Several groups were designated as official student organizations, including the French Club, Applied Behavior Analysis Club, Pre-Dental Club, National Wild Turkey Federation and Economics Club.
Two organizations went on docket to be considered for official status, including Humans Versus Zombies and the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
SGA also conducted its elections on Wednesday. Thirteen new senators were elected to the senate.
The winners of the elections are Taryn Davenport and Carly Spencer for at-large seats, Tim White for Clements Hall, Sharrnique McEachern for Cowart Hall, Jonathan Williams for Gardner Hall, Janae Jordan for Hamil Hall, Ashton Prouty and Emma Turner for New Residence Hall,  Clint Milligan for Shackelford Hall, Natalie Brown and Hall Kingston for Trojan Village,  Sara Lane for Sorority Hill and E’vonte Wright for wellness housing.

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