UA Student Government Association announces partnership with Beat Auburn Beat Hunger

The University of Alabama Student Government Association (SGA) partnered with Beat Auburn Beat Hunger (BABH), an annual initiative focused on mitigating food insecurity within the state of Alabama. The SGA Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (VPDEI) cabinet, as well as senators from the legislative branch, worked with BABH to collect funds for the UA Food Pantry. BABH President Kate Graziano is confident the move to initiate a partnership between the two organizations will benefit the campus cause for years to come. “Our organization has two main goals: to help our community partners in the fight against food insecurity through fundraising and to increase visibility toward this cause,” Graziano said. “We are excited to have worked with the SGA VPDEI cabinet and Senate in achieving these goals.” During the month of October, senators created fundraising pages through the Center for Service and Leadership, with all funds raised going to the campus food pantry. Senators will also attended a service day at the West Alabama Food Bank to help the organization achieve their goal of working against food insecurity. According to the SGA/BABH GivePulse page, over $4,400 was raised by the SGA in support of BABH. This year, the initiative was able to raise 565,938 pounds of food, the largest total in the 29 year history of the organization. “In the state of Alabama, 1 in 7 people are food insecure. As members of the Student Government Association, we know that our role is to help our fellow students as much as possible,” VPDEI Izzy Boyd said. “Kate Graziano and her team have done incredible work for the fight against hunger, and we are excited to celebrate their impact on our community.” For more information about BABH and how to get involved, readers may visit their website here.


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Second Fall 2022 Special Election Announcement

A second Fall 2022 SGA Special Election is scheduled to be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022.
A run-off election (if necessary) is planned for Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Voting will be
open on myBama from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST on the day of the scheduled election.
Additional information regarding the election timeline will be shared on SGA Elections.
Open positions on the ballot include one Senate seat for the Culverhouse College of Business
and one Senate seat for the School of Social Work. Depending on the results of the Oct. 27
Special Election, one Graduate School Senate seat could also be available. The Candidate Filing
Period is Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2022, and any eligible student wishing to run for elected office must
submit an online Application & Statement of Candidacy declaring intent to seek office by 11:59
p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.
Candidates interested in running for an open position must attend, along with their Campaign
Manager, one of the Candidate Interest Meetings. These sessions will be held virtually each day
of Oct. 25, 2022 – Oct. 27, 2022, from 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to detailing
the role and responsibilities of the available senate positions, the informational sessions will
cover the elections timeline, candidacy requirements, and campaign regulations.
Please contact Ansley Stamper, Chair of the Student Elections Board, at sgaelections@ua.edu for
inquiries regarding the second Fall 2022 SGA Special Election.

Statement from SGA – February 18th, 2022

The news of Dr. Pope’s actions has been painful for our campus community to process, and we share in our fellow students’ sadness and disappointment. We stand with victims of exploitation and remain steadfast in our efforts to advocate on behalf of, and provide resources for, members of our campus community in crisis or need. If you or someone you know is in search of support, please reach out to one of the following organizations:

Office of Title IX

(205) 348-5496 / uact.ua.edu

Tuscaloosa SAFE Center

(205) 860-7233 / tuscaloosasafecenter.com

Turning Point

(205) 758-0808 / turningpointservices.org

WGRC

205-348-5040 / wgrc.sa.ua.edu

RAINN hotline

1-800-656-4673

UAPD

205-348-5454 / police.ua.edu