by LaShawn Oglesby
SGA approved a co-sponsorship with Distinguished Women of Excellence (DWE) for a March Madness event and conspired to secretly evaluate campus services at its Monday night meeting.
Secret Shopper is an evaluation of various services on campus, in which SGA will be participating. According to the form that was handed out, VSU customer services will be rated on courtesy, responsiveness, accessibility, helpfulness, knowledge and overall experiences.
Lt. Tim Yorkey, a training specialist from the employee and organizational development office, addressed SGA about Secret Shopper and its importance to the campus community.
“This will affect the next generation after you guys leave,” Yorkey said. “When people think you’re watching them, they provide better service.”
DWE’s event coordinator Taranesha Wright, sophomore early childhood education major, introduced a proposal for their annual March Madness event. It is a field day type of event for VSU organizations.
The event will be held on the front lawn at 5 p.m. on March 18.
Wright talked about DWE’s hopes to promote unity by bringing together different student organizations outside of usual settings and also show students a different side to the organizations.
The involved organizations will provide at least 15 of its members for the event. VSU students not participating in the games are welcome to come and cheer for the organizations involved.
DWE asked for a co-sponsorship from SGA that entailed help with promotion for the event, monetary help for food and supplies and participation as one of the organizations playing in the games.
SGA senators voted in favor of the proposal, so now DWE has six organizations participating in the event: SGA, Alpha Phi Omega, Women of Diversity, Kick Start, Habitat for Humanity and Heart to Heart.