Welcome, welcome, welcome new and returning students!
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Emily Hinman- a senior Nursing major, Psychology minor, avid Harry Potter fan, and your 2016-2017 student body President. I hope to get to know as many of you as I can this year!
You all deserve a round of applause and congratulations on your acceptance to Viterbo and your success thus far academically. I hope each of you take every opportunity for growth and self-discovery during your time here at Viterbo. Your experience here at Viterbo will be an incredible time of learning and experiencing new things.
On behalf of the Student Government Association (SGA), I highly recommend getting involved both on campus and in the community. Whether you are a returning student or a new student, transfer or non-traditional, Viterbo has something to offer you specifically. Join a club! Our lengthy list of clubs and student organizations can be found on the Viterbo website. If nothing sparks your interest on there, we encourage you to start your own (I would be up for starting a Quidditch Club if anyone wants to fly on that). The Fine Arts Center offers incredible performances at a very reasonable price! You can support your fellow student-athletes in competition, get to know your professors, tour the St. Rose Convent (seriously…do this! It’s incredible!), volunteer in the surrounding Washburn neighborhood, sign up for a Spring Break service trip, or write for the Lumen. Join an intramural team and have a chance at winning the coveted Intramural Champ t-shirt! Wherever you find your niche, commit to it with your whole heart so your college experience can be the most memorable one!
Also, remember that the Student Government Association represent you. We invite you to stop by our office in the Student Union with any questions or concerns you may have, or even just to say “Hello.” Voicing your concerns helps the Student Government Association to improve campus life for Viterbo students and enhance the university.
I wish you the best in your studies, work, leadership experience, and extracurricular activities! You have the skills and talent to make your time at Viterbo SPECTACULAR! Take advantage of the many things Viterbo has to offer you. Go V-HAWKS!
Viterbo Student Government Association President