It has been three weeks since the Student Leadership Council has been asked to co-host a Friday night event with campus Greek clubs.
Although some members of the organization and Vice President for Student Development Mike Hayes see this as a positive transition, many of the members have not taken the trend well.
Linda Summers, a sophomore bio-chemistry major, was admitted into a local hospital after diving into depression.
Amid the jumbled ramblings sources say that Summers muttered something to the effect of “…too much free time, too much freedom.”
Summers was not available for interview; however, doctors have stated that when given a box of pizza and paper plates and asked to plate the food she smiles and returns to normal.
Bethany Vance, the SLC chair (chairman, chairperson, chairwoman), called an emergency cabinet meeting after their request to assist Friday, Feb. 17’s, Mardi Gras event was shunned by both Pi Kappa Pi and Omega Alpha Phi.
“We have always striven to do more than be food distributors and event planners at Lee University. We put on Service Saturday, leadership seminars and a host of other campus building activities,” Vance said. “It is just that usually our Fridays and Saturdays are spent supporting other clubs in their events. This will give us a chance to reexamine Micah 6:8 and decide once again what it means for us.”
The verse cited by Vance is the theme verse for the SLC which reads in the Message:
“But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously—
take God seriously.”
“This opportunity really gives us the chance re-define the SLC, and go out more often living out our theme,” Vance said.
The SLC’s cabinet released an official statement following the emergency meeting.
“It is not that this opportunity will give us more free time for socialization or studies,” the release stated. “We will go on, using the gift to spend time in other areas that often are missed.”
The statement ended by acknowledging the fear felt within the organization, while painting a picture of where the SLC will go now.
“It is difficult to wrap our minds around not helping every event on campus. It is frightening to think that, we have all the time in the world (free weekends) and can focus more energy and commitment to our initiatives. However, we are excited to use this new found free time in leadership training, advancing broad, transformative policy initiatives for the good of the university, selfless community service and forming a tight-knit kinship within our own organization.”