Welcome Letter by the President, FITSGA 2017-18

To my fellow students at FIT,

During this year’s Student Government Association elections, there were nearly triple the number of voters as compared to last year, with a total of 406 students that voted. I would like to first extend my sincere appreciation to those of you who took the time to vote and help shape your campus life for the coming year.

With that said, it is my honor to be elected to serve all of you as the President of the FIT SGA for the 2017-18 year. FIT has provided me with incredible opportunities throughout my time here. One of the main reasons I decided to run for President was because I wanted to give back to FIT after all that this school has done for me. I want to help motivate more students to fully utilize all the opportunities that FIT already has and then to help develop even more opportunities that the student body desires. I believe it is important to state that I acknowledge and am aware of how some students, some of whom are my friends that support me, feel that FIT and/or the SGA have many areas that need improvement. I hear you and I understand why some of you feel this way. I can’t and shouldn’t promise you that I can do everything that you ask for and meet your every demand. As much as I would like for it to be the case, providing unlimited scholarships for all students, booking Beyoncé for a concert and having Gordon Ramsay cook in the dining hall are not likely to happen. All jokes aside, even with the best planning and preparation, life can sometimes just hand you that surprise “L” and you just have to take it. I’m pretty sure most of us can relate to that feeling on some level.

What I can and will promise is that the SGA will be more easily accessible to all students and that there will be multiple avenues for communication. The entirety of the SGA is here to serve and represent all 10,000 students of FIT. We are nothing without your support. As such, to all my fellow students at FIT, I would like to sincerely request for all of you to truly communicate with the SGA for the 2017-18 year.

Help me, help you. Work with me, work with my board. Believe in me, believe in us. Believe in FIT.

We can be the change we want to see!

Stay fresh,

Sonne Bajwa
President, 2017-18
FIT Student Government Association