The Secretary Lets Us Know Why USG is AWESOME!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I’m Stephanie, this year’s USG Secretary. I don’t have a lot of things that I specifically want to share with the internet world right now, but I would love tot ell you how AWESOME Steinhardt/USG is going to be this year!

Steinhardt has been an extremely important component of my NYU career. I love the way it gives us the benefits of an intimate academic community while still being part of a huge global university. We all know who our advisors are and who to contact about our academic programs. We have a well-rounded student body with many differences, but we are all dedicated to influencing and improving the world around us in some way.

Undergraduate Student Government reflects the Steinhardt student body. We try to advocate for the needs and interests of the entire student body. We plan fun events like Yankees games (even though people like me root against them). We have service opportunities, and meetings where your voices can be heard. We meet with advisors from different departments, and once a semester we have the chance to talk to the Steinhardt deans and other administrators. We participate in NYU’s All-University games. Last year, we even won the best t-shirt!

So what can USG do for you? I hope that it will give you an opportunity to find your niche at NYU. I started coming to General Assembly meetings as a freshman because I thought student government was interesting, I liked being in the know about what’s happening on campus, and I wanted to meet people. Maybe it will do the same for you. Or maybe it will just feed you once a week, but that’s not bad either!

At the risk of being overly cheesy, I just want to say one more time that I absolutely love the Undergraduate Student Government and I hope you will, too. Come to a meeting on the 3rd floor of Pless Hall any Monday night at 6:30! We will find a place for you.

All the best,
Stephanie Plachy

PS. Make sure that when you do come to see us, you introduce yourselves! We’re looking forward to getting to know you.