Amid Covid-19 pandemic there have been many changes on the Delaware State University campus — a main one being a new Student Government Association board to represent the students of DSU: The Integrity Administration.
The reign of the SGA board for the 2019-2020 academic school year, the Legacy Administration, soon came to an end last May.
On April 27 the student body collectively voted through Blackboard for their new SGA board of five students that will liaise between the student body and the University Administration. Announced via Instagram Live, chosen for the task were, President Tess Aguiar and Vice President Semaj Hazzard with their collective board members.
But it has not been an easy road for the new board to connect with their student body, especially for the incoming freshman due to Covid-19. According to the CDC Guidelines, it is best to pursue virtual group events, gatherings, or meetings, if possible, and promote social distancing of at least 6 feet between people if events are held. Limit group size to the extent possible.
“Although it is not an ideal situation, we’re in right now, we all must work in together and on one accord”, said President Tess Aguiar. She believes this is the recipe for a successful year for everyone. “I knew my vision when I came into this position and I believe one of the biggest initiatives is impact. Covid-19 was obviously not expected but it’s our reality … I chose to focus on the things I can control; my leadership,” said Aguiar. The new board is continuing to pursue the traditional events for the student body in light of Covid-19 such as “I Love DSU Week,” but keeping to the guidelines, all while continuing tradition.
Despite the adversity of the year that was prospected for DSU campus, the Integrity Administration will prevail. Hazzard wants the student body to remember, “…as you go through this year, when all is said and done, it starts with I and ends with You.”
To follow the eventful year that they have in store, keep up with the young leaders by following their Instagram: @theintegrityadmin_sga.