RSG hosts annual spring leadership conference

first_imgOn Sunday, Residential Student Government hosted its second annual Spring Showcase student leadership conference in King Hall. The conference was attended by each of the 16 different building governments, one from each of the university’s residential communities.Each of the building governments officials who were elected by students in their respective residential communities, delivered presentations on programming and advocacy efforts executed last semester, and also laid out plans for this semester.RSG purchased mugs that read “I make a difference. I am BG.” for the conference’s 100 attendees.“They all do amazing work, and this is a chance for them to get recognized for all that they do,” said Michael Tong, RSG’s National Residence Hall honorary president.“It’s a really great way for our building governments to get recognition for the work they are doing for their communities and for their residents, and also for them to gather new ideas to try for this semester,” Tong said. “The building government members came into the conference nervous for the semester but left confident and ready to really make an impact in their residence halls … it really meant a lot to me.”“The conference is a great way for the building governments to share what they did last year and get re-motivated to inspire their communities this semester,” said RSG President Sera Choi, who created the Spring Showcase conference last year.“I really liked the opportunity to see what the other building governments have been up to.  I loved some of their ideas to boost participation and attendance at programs,” said Peter Bergmann, a freshman who serves as president of Birnkrant building government. “While the Spring Showcase was a chance to reflect on our past semester and see what we could do to improve. The atmosphere is always filled with energy, so even though we started early on a Sunday morning, we were able to get some good work done.”New to this year’s conference was a roll call ceremony, during which all delegations performed songs and dances to introduce their governments.“The ice breakers at the conference really helped [us] bond. RSG’s recognition of our accomplishments motivated us to reach our goals this semester,” said Katie Han, a freshman who serves as president of Marks Tower’s building government.“The Spring Showcase really engaged building government members to think about how they can best lead and serve their respective buildings … For my team personally, it also sparked new ideas and ways in which we can continue to connect with our residents,” said Tayanna Todd, a freshman who serves as president of Webb Tower’s building government. “As a building government president, it was great to see my entire team engaged in the event and taking pride in the fact that we are part of the larger group dynamic that is really making a difference on this campus”This month, Residential Student Government will also be hosting its annual Spring Into Service community outreach fair, where students can learn about the many community service organizations on campus. The event will be held at McCarthy Quad on Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.last_img

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