As the year comes to a draw, we once again find ourselves scrambling to solve the age-old question as to whom our future leaders will be. Graceland’s student government consists of the branches COSA, ASC, IMS, Senate, and Chaplain; and they work together to keep this machine well-oiled and running. Each of the 17 halls have a representative for these organizations, however the positions are up for election at the end of the second semester. As a current COSA rep preparing to pass the reigns here are some quick things I’ve to say:
COSA meetings have a pretty relaxed feel to them, and they’re a great way to get together and make new friends. I’ve made numerous friends from this experience and it has helped to mold me into the person I am today.
Typically, we’ll start off with a quick, energetic game to bring some energy to the group. This can be anything from a giant rock, paper, scissors tournament to doing test runs of obstacle courses.
We have snacks. We respect the HELL out of those juice pouches—EVERY SINGLE WEEK.
Then, quick to brass taxes, we discuss current business at hand. COSA (Campus Organization of Social Activities) plays a large hand in bringing fun events, like roller skating, final fling, and airband to campus for all to enjoy. So as one of the representatives, our voices and by extension our hall’s voices are heard at these meetings to cater around our needs, to make them the most enjoyable for every member.
Beyond just COSA, being on house council has allowed me to ascertain a deeper level of friendship—brotherhood, even. As a hoco member, we help to lead and facilitate the operations necessary to make the hall a strong and working environment. As such, you may need to rely on your brothers from time to time, because at the end of the day, we’re all in this together. Attending house meeting and being able to participate at a more active role is very rewarding as well.
Overall, my experience as a COSA social rep has been fantastic! I would not be the person I am today without this experience, and I will remain thankful to each and every experience that has arisen because of it. So, if playing an active role in your Graceland community sounds like something you might want to do, whether that be in COSA, ASC, or any other form of GSG, then make sure to apply on My.Graceland before April 4th!
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