Dear Fellow Students,
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Arkansas Tech University!
The Arkansas Tech University Student Government Association is proud to serve you as your elected government officials. You are the future of this University, and it is beyond exciting to see the impact your generation is going to have within the University, the community, and the world. Your voice as a student is the most important asset here at Arkansas Tech University, and we know that you will use your power for the betterment of this age and ages to come. The world is at a pivotal moment in human history, and never before has there been such an opportunity to serve and to make an impact.
Hectic is a good word for the time that we are currently living through; however, I applaud you for your resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic. I remember being in your shoes as an incoming freshman, with dreams, wonders, and fears about what the future holds. I am sure that many of you are thinking, “Do I have what it takes to get through college?”. Let me tell you: you are beyond capable of succeeding here at Arkansas Tech.
College is a wondrous part of the journey through life, and I pray that you will fill it with joyous memories. I encourage you to be thankful at all times of the blessings in life, it is easy to think about all of the things that are wrong; however, a positive attitude is a key to a successful future. Arkansas Tech holds a lot of treasure for those who are willing to participate. Tech’s student organizations yield many treasures to its participants (those willing to participate). Do not be afraid to seize risks and fail gloriously. Step out of your former comforts and embrace new possibilities. Whether you join a club/organization, asking a professor to lunch, talking to someone new, or participating in an intramural sport find enjoyment in daring yourself to embark on a new adventure. College is a time to evolve yourself into the friend, student, or leader you want to be. Remember, “The greatest among you shall be his servant.” Forge memories that fill you with pride and stories to pass on to your children.
Included in this handbook is your guide to life here at Arkansas Tech. It includes the student code of conduct, campus facilities, student organizations, and much more. If you have any questions that are not covered by this handbook, feel free to ask any member of our staff/faculty, or older students. If I can be of help any way, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to get to know you and be a guide.
With great joy, welcome to the Arkansas Tech Family.
Student Government Association President