By Alexa Corea
Just like the United States has Congress, UT’s own government has a Legislative branch — and senior Dylan Sellberg serves as speaker of the General Assembly.
In this position, Sellberg is in charge of hosting meetings of the Assembly, which is composed of representatives of various campus organizations. He also informs students of new upcoming events and ways to get involved.
“I approve any request for funding by an organization once it goes through senate, and I am the point of contact for four committees: academic, finance, social concerns and campus life,” Sellberg said.
Student Government’s mission states: “Through tireless dedication to service and providing an open forum for student voices, we respond with innovative ideas that reflect the concerns of the campus community. We are committed to establishing the benchmark for future student leadership.”
Sellberg explains that while listening to student proposals the Student Government is able to create various events that will incorporate these ideas and have them take place throughout the year.
“Student Government is a really cool way to get involved with the UT campus, regardless of whether or not you are part of an organization. Every student does pay for it with a portion of their tuition, so they might as well make good use of it,” Sellberg said.
Also he says there is an added bonus to attending their meetings: “We have some really cool giveaways we do for all that attend our General Assembly meetings.”
In addition to Assembly meetings, Sellberg holds office hourse in Vaughn 220 on Mondays 5-6 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
For more information about the Assembly and student Senate, visit http://utstudentgovernment.weebly.com/legislative-branch.html.