SGA implements Anselmian code
Lauren Salko, SGA Reporter
February 28, 2013
Filed under News
As we near spring break and the mid-semester mark, the Saint Anselm Student Government Association has finalized and received approval on an Anselmian code.
The Anselmian code was created after student body president Lyndsay Robinson and vice president Shaun O’Halloran visited West Point and were impressed by the code established there for their cadets. They concluded that Anselmians live by an unwritten one but that it would be nice to have something written out by the students and for the students. This new Anselmian Code will stand for generations of Anselmians to live by and its inception is a wonderful attribute to the college community.
The Anselmian code that has been instated reads as follows “As Anselmians, we honor all Benedictine values, strive to serve others, live with integrity and respect, and remember this is forever our home”. This code is meant to formally establish a code that we as Anselmians already live by. A group of students was established as a committee to meet and create the new Anselmian code, which is something very unique.
The students who served on the committee were Marko Samardzic, Dan Beaton, Leanne D’Etremont, Audrey Quigley, Becca Cronin, Molly McClintock, Mike McGee, Ian Brohm, Riley Duggan, Colleen Tracy, Steve Sullivan, Dave Oslin, Zach Camenker, Karen Ejifor, Warren Phillips, Hannah O’Halloran, CJ McKay, Alicia Triantos, Shaun O’Halloran, and Lyndsay Robinson. When selecting students to serve on the committee, Lyndsay and Shaun wanted representation from all classes and all backgrounds.
Some faculty and administrators also served on the committee. The faculty members who sat on the committee were Dean Litz, Father Mathias Durette, Father John Fortin, Professor Peter Cordella, Dean Christine Gustafson, Sue Weintraub, and Father Anselm Smedile.
The committee has started brainstorming ways to implement the new code. Some ideas that they came up with and will look further into is getting it engraved in a monument i.e. a plaque in Davison, a plaque in the residential halls. We will ask that RA’s will focus RA programs around this idea, and orientation leaders have will their students memorize the code and then recite it as a class at the banquet during Orientation. We will also look to have it printed on Saint Anselm College paraphernalia.