Hillsdale College’s Student Federation swore in two new representatives at their first meeting for this school year on Aug. 30.
Senior graduate student William Turton is the new representative for Hillsdale’s graduate school and has been added to the campus improvement committee. Senior Garrison Grisedale now represents his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, and has been added to the budget committee. Both representatives will also be involved in the finance committee.
Senior Kolbe Conger, vice president of the board, shared one of his main goals for the federation this fall.
“One of the things we really want to push this semester now is getting more clubs to come to finance committee so that they can get funding for their things,” he said. “Without them coming, we don’t have anything to spend the money on.”
The graduate school has always had a representative, he said, though they were not as involved previously.
“It’s a really great opportunity for me to represent the graduate school in Student Federation, and perhaps bring a little bit of a different perspective to some of the issues that Student Federation deals with,” Turton said.
As an ATO, Grisedale said he wants to represent his fraternity’s interests to the Federation.
“I want to make sure that we’re able to make our voices heard,” he said. “We don’t want the Student Fed becoming a detached process. We want it much more organic. We want it directly talking to different student groups made up of members. That’s my goal.”