Tennessee State Student Government Helps Students Stay Enrolled with Emergency Fund
Tennessee State University students who face last-minute bills or having to stop their academic careers now have an advocate in the school’s Student Government Association. The SGA has allocated nearly $8,000 to help other students satisfy nominal fees and costs that would block them from full enrollment.
“We had no problem with the request because it was a more beneficial way of utilizing the funds,” (Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Adrian) Samuels said. “Furthermore, it fell right in place with our cautioning to our students to develop a ‘we’ rather than a ‘me’ mentality. We see this as a way of giving back.”
SGA President David Rawls says he hopes the initiative will continue beyond his administration, which ends at the conclusion of this academic year.