STORY BY JOSH DUDEN
Let’s set a goal: I, as a member of the Student Senate, will meet with every organization over the course of the school year.
You may be asking why, but the answer is really simple — I believe together we can do anything. A campus united is a campus that is empowered by one another to make real change.
Change can be scary, but sometimes it is necessary to be the best we can be too, and this change can lead to collaboration.
Collaboration is insurmountably important to being successful. I think back to how we set up organizations, with leaders and members of the team to be successful and to help one another, but why don’t campus organizations do that too?
We are a team, so let’s act like one.
I will be the first to admit that Senate often struggles when reaching out to others to collaborate and make change — we either try and do it alone, or we fund someone else to do it for campus.
But it is time that we set an example to help one another and to reach out, ask for help and to provide help whenever called upon. By recognizing our flaws, we can address them and move past them.
Someone once told me not to fear the unknown but to embrace it. When you embrace things that are new, mysterious and uncharted, you as an individual can be better. It is time for Drake to be better.
We picked Drake and they picked us for a reason. We are united for a cause to improve as individuals and to give back to campus, but we don’t have to wait until we are alumni to give back. Let’s collaborate. Let’s give back now.