The Campus Times Features section interviewed Students’ Association president, and junior, Scott Strenger, to give him the opportunity to offer suggestions and advice to the campus community, as well as offer the perspective of the SA for the benefit of the student body.
Can you give some advice to the campus community regarding school unity in times of tragedy?
To say that these tragic events have shaken our community would be an understatement. It is important that we come together, offering comfort and support to each other as much as possible.
Can you suggest some resources for the student body to utilize, specifically for issues of coping, grief, or anything else that might affect academic life?
The University Counseling Center as well as The Interfaith Chapel are beacons of support for us. I strongly recommend students take advantage of their services. Additionally, the Students’ Association exists to act as a resource for each of us. I encourage individuals to do whatever they can to support each other.
What would you say is the most important thing for the student body to do at this time?
As we return to normalcy we must not forgot what has happened. We should pause, reflect and be here for each other.
How do you think attitudes towards Greek life are affected by this, and what are your opinions on this shift in attitude?
This event is a purely an isolated incident. While Greek life has been largely affected, I do not believe that it will change individual’s attitudes towards the Greek community. The cornerstone of our Greek system is the concept of citizenship. In this difficult time, our Greek community has come together and has set the tone of how important it is for us to be here for each other.
Is there anything else you would like to convey to the student body?
I have been greatly moved by the way our community has come together and would like to thank everyone who has reached out and provided support for each other.
Ford is a member of the class of 2013. Cicoria is a member of the class of 2012.