Elections are tomorrow, and Vox is providing you today with a series on every dorm’s GUSA candidates. For off-campus representation, three senators are running for five available spots.
Saqr, a human science major, is running to be GUSA off-campus Senator. The first issue he will address if elected is to add water fountains to the new science building. His main concern would be representing off-campus students’ interests in GUSA.
“I will attempt to work as a connection between on-campus and off-campus students,” he said. “Off-campus students are my priority.”
Aziz sees the fact that he is a freshman living off-campus as an advantage, as most of his friends live on campus. With this he says he can better bridge the two student populations.
Another advantage he says he has over other candidates is his prior student government experience. He participated in student council from eighth grade though senior year. He was successful in getting a student lounge and a senior skip-day. At Georgetown, he hopes to further students’ connection with the school by opening Healy Tower for tours.
His years in student council have also taught him lessons he can use in GUSA.
“Through my years in student council, I’ve realized that the only way to please a majority is through communication and making sure their issues are properly and diligently resolved,” he said.
Aziz is also confident in his ability to present possible changes to the school and argue in favor of them, which will enable him to better represent off-campus students.
“I feel that I have great ideas to bring to the table and I hope to get… off-campus students’ words out,” he said.