Courtesy of the Mercer University Student Government Association
Mercer University continues being ranked among the country’s best institutions. Mercer is ranked in sections such as impact schools, colleges that pay you back, best southeastern schools, best value schools and now, most active student government.
The Princeton Review ranked Mercer 11th out of the top 20 schools in the nation with the most active student government. Other schools on the list include: University of Virginia, Bucknell University, College of William and Mary, among others.
According to the Princeton Review’s website, they rank schools in this section “based on how strongly students agree or disagree with the statement, ‘Student government has an active presence and a tremendous impact on campus life.’”
SGA deals with academic affairs, campus engagement, campus safety and improvements, contract services, external relations, fiscal affairs, heritage life, public relations and elections, student life and organizational affairs. SGA is dedicated to filling the communication gap between students and administration, according to Aaron Scherf.
“Our biggest job as SGA is always talking with students and listening to their feedback, so hearing that people believe in our capacity to make a difference is great because it means they know they can come to us,” he said.
Scherf hopes that this recognition will allow SGA to become even more involved in school activities.
“I hope that this recognition will inspire more people to share their thoughts with us and that it will challenge our representatives to work even harder to reach out more,” Scherf said. “Having an active SGA is great, but we need to make sure that activity is achieving something meaningful for our school because we do have a lot more room for improvement as a university.”