SGA, PSP to Host ‘Sam Talks’

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The Student Government Association in collaboration with the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity will hold an event about campus carry. The event is called ‘Sam Talks: Campus Carry’ and will be held tomorrow at the Smith-Hudson Business building Mafrige auditorium at 6:30pm. The event hopes to promote increased awareness of active shooter threats and how to handle the new campus carry law.

The talking points for the event will feature how to handle an active shooter situation and how campus carry affects campus. At the end of the presentation there will be a Q and A with the speakers. This will be an optimal opportunity for students to ask questions about certain aspects of campus carry or items that students may need more clarification about.

The speakers will be University Police Department Officer Butterworth and Officer Hansford and a representative for the campus carry committee at SHSU. The speakers want to show a transparency with the school and the University Police about the prospect of campus carry.

The President of SGA, Jacqueline Bolden, wanted to demonstrate that the Student Government of Association is planning on holding more “Sam Talks” to inform on various issues and how they can improve how students view life on campus.

“The Student Government Association plans on hosting a series of student forums titled “Sam Talks” that are designed to educate the student body on various issues affecting a variety of areas; including but not but limited to, the university, the city, and other social issues,” Bolden said. “SGA looks forward to partnering with Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity on November 10 to provide students the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with University Police and administration on concealed carry policy’s and suggestions on ways to improve university apps and safety procedures.”

SGA strives to bring information and clarity to all students of policy changes that affect their life on campus.

Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity has been an organization on campus since 2001 and continues to foster scholarship, leadership, and fellowship on campus.

Jennifer Ward the Historian for Pi Sigma Pi said the event is important to the student body because it is a way to inform students and create a stronger community on campus.

“PSP and SGA can help reach more of the student body working together,” Ward said. “The event is important because campus carry is a new law that people should be educated on, and it’s smart to be able to know what to do if you were ever in an active shooter situation.”

The event is open to all students and faculty on campus, and both SGA and Phi Sigma Pi welcome the opportunity to teach others about safety on campus.