First Row: Barouir Danielianten, Aram Serobyan, Eduard Avetisyan, Nareg Jilavyan
Second Row: Esfira Ghazaryan, Lilit Avetisyan, Gabriel Hovhannisyan, Gurgen Hakobyan, Norayr Tatosyan, Hovsep Markarian, Jemma Anapiosyan, Shahane Arushanyan.
What do we know about the AUA Undergraduate student council? What do we know about their accomplishments? And how do we know if they’re going to keep the promises they made to the students?
As you are all well aware, on October three last Friday, the final results of the votes for the AUA Undergrad Student Council (USC) were announced, and in just a few days of the announcement of the names of the winners they have come up with an idea, which is to take students to a soccer match on Saturday October 11. Now this might not sound so significant or not as exciting, but what most are unaware of is the number of days it took to organize this event. In just three days they were able to collect the names of the participant students and secure the number of corresponding seats.
Before I delve further into the aim behind this event, I shall attempt to give a general brief introduction on the mission of the SC, what they’ve achieved so far, and their future plan that would help them secure the promises or most of them.
According to the AUA’s official website the SC’s mission is to “voice the concerns, needs, aims and wishes of all the students. It takes on the responsibility of representing the entire AUA student body and also for building and maintaining the AUA spirit through organizing various activities.” Now that we have a clear understanding of the responsibilities of the SC, we can determine the quality of their work. To illustrate the accomplishments of the USC, last year’s members worked the entire year to shape and establish the constitution, which can be found on AUA’s official website. According to USC member Jenna Anapiosyan, establishing the constitution was a “crucial step” in order to provide them a foundation on which they can function.
Furthermore, Jemma Anapiosyan said that they are working on creating an “Open House” that would function as a way to uphold their promises by communicating with students about their plans; to listen to students who wish to voice their concerns or wishes and convey them to the administration. This would facilitate in creating a stronger connection between the students and the Undergrad SC. As Lilit Avetisyan, a USC member, said,”We are a neutral zone where students can come to us to voice their needs.”
Regarding the aim of Saturday’s soccer match event, the Council hopes that this would create friendships and close-knit bonds among the students. Lilit Avetisyan says, “We hope this would motivate students to interact with each other.” And Jemma Anapyosian adds to the statement that students have to be part of AUA community and come together, because she hopes by coming together they can create something greater; a family.