SGO Elects New Leaders, Sees Increase in Voter Turnout

On April 13, Murtaza Ukani ’22 and Ella Vetter ’22 were announced as the new Student Government Organization President and Vice President respectively for the 2020-2021 school year. There were three different pairs running for President and Vice President this year. Ukani


SGO Launches New Website

On Feb. 11, Student Government Organization President Kat Capossela ’21 sent an email to the student body announcing SGO’s new website.  SGO worked with Swarthmore College Computer Society to host the website on the SCCS server. The website explains the mission and


SGO Facilitates Open Dialogue with C.A.P.S.

On Feb. 11, Student Government Organization (SGO) hosted a talk with Interim Dean of Students Jim Terhune and the head of C.A.P.S., Dr. David Ramirez. The talk was part of a new series run by SGO and was intended to provide students


OSE and SGO SEPTA Lottery in Transition

Opportunities for students to travel into Philadelphia cost-free are currently more limited than usual due to the absence of the SEPTA lottery. The future of the lottery is uncertain — its original funding source ran out and changes to the SEPTA system

SGO refocuses on student input

In an effort to move on from mass resignations and overall lack of voter participation that occurred in the spring semester, the Student Government Organization (SGO) is embracing student voices and looking for better ways to advocate the needs and interests of

After Delay, SGO Holds Executive Board Elections

SGO Executive Board elections, originally scheduled to begin on April 9, were delayed to April 11. On Tuesday April 9, Student Outreach Chair Ash Shukla ’22 sent an email to the student body informing that the scheduled SGO Town Hall would be

Unequivocally Rejecting Swarthmore Hate

On Sunday March 3, SGO voted to support Students for Justice in Palestine’s resolution to “ban the ban” and to end the college’s investments in seven companies involved in the occupation of Palestine. That same day, Swarthmore Hate, an anonymous Twitter account,

SGO Hosts Discussion on BDS Resolution, Will Revote

Note: due to the targeted harassment towards individuals who have spoken about BDS, we have made certain individuals anonymous at their request. This past Sunday, a regularly scheduled Student Government Organization meeting ran nearly half an hour over its allotted time with