Elections for MSG Senators approaching


Jordan Kessler, Staff writer

Mercyhurst Student Government Senate elections are coming up fast! MSG is encouraging all students to apply to be a senator and to represent the school through student government to help with communication, diversity, inclusion and outreach.

By applying to be an MSG senator, you become a representative of your class or college and are a large part of the student government here on campus. The student body representatives strive to make Mercyhurst campus a more unique, diverse and fun environment for all of its students.

Our students here are from all around the United States and all around the world, so it is important to have students representing our diversity in the student government.

“Senators are the voice of the students, and it is crucial for us to have representatives from all facets of our campus so that every student knows their voice is being heard,” junior Lucy Belleau, Mercyhurst Student Government vice president, said.

Any and all students can apply to be a senator for their class or college.

The qualities the government is looking for are the ability to reach out to people and to spread diversity around campus, in addition to being the voice that stands up and talks about major issues happening in the student’s lives on campus.

It is important for senators to have good communication skills and a sense of leadership.

“We are looking for people who are brave enough to bring issues and questions to our attention so that they do not go unnoticed,” Belleau said.

MSG is looking for new members to improve their outreach skills for the students on campus who feel like they do not have a voice that can be heard.

“We are coming to the students,” Belleau said. “Students should not feel like they have to come to us. We want the students we represent to know MSG and to feel comfortable with their senators.”
Interested students should visit the MSG social media pages (@MSGLakers) on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with current events happening in the student body as well as to find additional details on how to apply.

“Come with an open mind and new ideas,” Belleau said. “Do not be afraid to share them and be ready to represent your constituency.”

If you or anyone you know would be a good senator and an addition to MSG, “carpe diem” and apply today!

For additional questions, students are welcome to contact Belleau at msgvp@mercyhurst.edu.