While most SGA groups at the University of Tennessee name their campaign with an action verb to illustrate their goals, Baker – Atchley has taken a different approach.
Jake Baker and Paige Atchley, the leading members of this group, have titled their SGA campaign after their own last names to ensure students know who they are and know who they can address their concerns to.
In their campaign, Baker and Atchley seek to create a walk-in clinic within the Student Health Center, increase dining options for students, give more parking pass options and implement a good samaritan rule.
They plan on creating this walk-in clinic by discussing the option of hiring a nurse practitioner to specifically deal with walk-in patients or collaborating with UT’s College of Nursing to allow its students to provide the extra help that this walk-in clinic would need.
To increase dining options for students, Baker – Atchley aims to increase the number of restaurants where dining dollars can be used and extend the hours of PCB cafeteria on the weekends.
They also seek to provide more options involving parking. For those belonging to a fraternity or sorority that live off campus, Baker – Atchley plans to develop a specific parking pass allowing them to park in Fraternity Row or Sorority Village when they have meetings or events.
Baker – Atchley intend on implementing a Good Samaritan rule on UT’s campus as well. This will give legal protection to students who help someone get medical attention when he or she is under the influence of drugs or alcohol even if the students themselves are also under the influence.
Find more information about Baker – Atchley on their Facebook page.
Voting for SGA elections will start April 3.