The Student Government Association (SGA) has announced their upcoming Freshman and Graduate Senate elections and some of their fall plans in their meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.

Students are encouraged to participate in the process. The ballot will be open from Sept. 8–Sept. 10, 2020.

After elections, the SGA will hold their Ratification on Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. on Zoom.

The SGA is also hosting the Unity Step event this year. Students will walk together with the purpose to recognize the equal treatment of all students. The event will memorialize equality through the Govs Creed, which was formed by the SGA Student Tribunal in 2008.

“It’s kind of like a symbolic event for everyone to understand that everyone should matter, and everyone’s voice matters,” SGA President Kito Aruh, said. “[The Unity Step] is a precedent for APSU’s stance on equality and the equal treatment of all students because of the climate we are in right now.”

The Unity Step will include a banner signing to memorialize the overall mission. Snacks and t-shirts will be available. Speakers will also present and show their support.

Although the event was planned for Aug. 28, the event was rescheduled for Sept. 10 at 5:30 P.M. The event will be outside in the Intramural Field, but students will still be expected to follow social-distancing guidelines.

One of APSU’s other historical events GHOST was cancelled across the campus due to the large crowds that the event could bring. However, the campus can look forward to more activities hosted by the SGA in the semester. Efforts with a voter registration drive, debate watch parties, and collaborative events with other departments are in the works.

Students can look forward to hearing about events through emails and PeayLink.