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We're excited to have teamed up with YSU Student Government Association to offer donation bins for unwanted goods and clothing from students living at the University Courtyards, the Enclave, the Flats at Wick and University Edge. Whether you're moving out or wanting a refresh, bins are still available at the Enclave and University Courtyards through the end of the month. Thanks for donating Penguins! 🐧
We are partnering up with Youngstown State University's YSU Student Government Association to bring a donation opportunity to campus.

Students, are you moving out and have items you’d like donate? Bring your gently used clothing, housewares, furniture and more to Kilcawley Center Wednesday, May 5th and Thursday, May 6th from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

See you soon, Guins! 🐧
Yesterday, Pete the Penguin paid his friend Pete Julian a visit at Ohio Living Lake Vista! Pete (Julian) attended Youngstown College, studying social science and business. He is a huge Penguins fan, and attended every home football game until he was in his mid-80s. It was a wonderful afternoon full of reminiscing with these two penguins ❤️🐧
Thank you to YSU Student Government Association for organizing this special visit!
Youngstown State University Family,

In times like these, nothing is more important than coming together and being there for one another. Yesterday was a difficult day, resulting in a range of emotions as we navigate a time of unrest. To our students, Student Counseling Services is standing by, ready to assist. Please call 330-941-3737, or visit their website (https://ysu.edu/student-counseling-services) for after hours information. To our community, we hope you find a moment to take care of yourself today — get fresh air, disconnect, call a friend, or do something you enjoy. While also in the midst of a pandemic, we know it’s more important than ever to take care of our mental health.

As an institution of higher education, we understand our commitment to our community. We support civil discourse and the ability to speak on individual ideas and beliefs. However, we do not support violence in any form. It is our responsibility as educators and leaders within our community to rise above and become a beacon of hope, providing a safe environment for all. As our strategic plan outlines, we commit ourselves to behaviors, decision-making and actions based on integrity, mutual respect, collegiality, equity and inclusion. Together, we will do better.

Be well and stay safe.

Hear more from President Tressel on YSU Student Government Association’s podcast today: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6DZp0DxferNwXlJBg9V61U?si=8L4YFmAvRaSvs-pa72bNiQ
Did you know one in four are not registered to vote? Each year, millions of Americans find they are unable to vote due to missed registration deadlines. This National Voter Registration Day, we're doing our part to educate students on the importance of registering to vote before the deadline on October 5. YSU Student Activities hosted a voter registration day tie-dye event in which students could stop by, learn how to register, and tie-dye a "Vote" shirt in the process. Last week, YSU Student Government Association hosted a voter registration event in coordination with our Mahoning County and Trumbull County Board of Election officials. And today, we're encouraging our community to head over to https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register to check your registration status, or get registered to be .
The pandemic has put extreme financial pressure on students and we at the Ohio Student Association are working to change that. If we get 1,000 RESPONSES to this survey about the economic impact of COVID-19 on students BY JUNE 1ST, we will be able to present the results to Ohio representatives to fight for your needs! Please FILL OUT THE SURVEY BELOW, and pass it along however you can!
Thanks for being a part of this weekend's ! Join us in showing some love for three of our event partners: The Summit, DoubleTree by Hilton Youngstown Downtown, and YSU Student Government Association. We're so grateful for their generous support of . 🐧❤️🎶
Taste of Youngstown Update 👀

Thank you to YSU Student Government Association for sponsoring 25 student tickets for Taste of Youngstown 👏🏼

Tickets are available in the student government office in Kilcawley on a first come basis.
Join YSU Student Government Association and City of YOUngstown for a panel discussion on the relationship between Youngstown State and the Youngstown community. The panel will take place tomorrow, November 27, at 5 pm in DeBartolo Hall (room 132). The event is free and open to the public.
YSU Student Government Association is hosting a donation drive on campus for the new family area in the basement of Maag Library! The drive will take place throughout the month of November. The family area will occupy young children and give parents a place to study and watch their children on campus without worry.
Hello all! We have some great events this week. Thursday, October 4th (today!!!) we will be hosting a cider taste at the fall fire fest 6-11. Friday, October 5th the sga retreat will be going on, so stop by for some free Chick-fil-A at the cove from 6-8. Finally Saturday, October 6th it's homecoming! Join us for a tailgate from 12-5 in the M63 lot. Hope to see you all there!!!
Penguin Review is currently accepting submissions from YSU undergrads for our 2018 issue! Deadline is January 1, and we'd love to have more work to read. Can you help us spread the word?

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Apply for financial appropriations, find out about events on campus and get updates from your student representatives.

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Hey Guins!❤️

Join us in the President’s Suite of Kilcawley Center for the Academic Advisor Panel!!

Comment down below what questions you have for your advisors⬇️⬇️

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 08/31/2023

Hey Guins!!❤️🖤

The block party was awesome! We hope to see you again tomorrow at the Kona Ice Truck❄️

Kona Ice will be parked outside of Silvestri Hall TOMORROW 8/31 from 11 am-1 pm🐧🫶🏼✅

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 08/31/2023

Hey Penguins!

We hope all those who attended the 27th Annual Leadership Summit enjoyed the sessions hosted by SGA.

Remember, SGA can help finance and market your student organization events, and advocate on your behalf to the university administration.

Also, make sure to get your financial appropriations in 4-6 weeks BEFORE your event, fundraiser, or trip!

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 08/26/2023

Hey Guins🐧

We had so much fun tossing the football with you at Ignite!!

Check your YSU email tomorrow for Representative and Senate applications within SGA🖤❤️

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 04/24/2023

Hey Guins🐧

Student Government Association is excited to announce the return of food trucks to campus this week, starting today at 11am. The trucks will be located on Lincoln Ave in-front of Silvestri Hall. Because of this, parking in-front of Silvestri Hall will be coned off all week.

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 04/20/2023

Hey Guins🐧

Thank you to all those who came out and supported the Plant Giveaway! We were able to give out all our supplies early. Make sure you stop by our office before Friday to participate in Tech Recycling and the Goodwill Drive!


Hey Guins🐧

Stop by our table outside Kilcawley Center today for a free plant in honor of Earth Day! We will be set up from 11am-2pm, or until all plants have been given out!


Hey Guins🐧

Student Government Association is proud to support this years annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event hosted by the on this coming Thursday, April 20th from 7pm-8pm in the Watts Training Center on Campus. All proceeds raised from this event are donated directly to the YWCA to fight domestic violence.

To donate, all you have to do is sign out a complementary YSU student ticket! Stop in ASAP to support this worthy cause!

With any questions regarding the event, contact Nick Bezzarro, Vice President of Community Relations for YSU IFC, at [email protected]

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 04/15/2023

Hey Guins🐧

This coming week is Tech Recycling and Goodwill Drive week here on campus. We will be tabling daily all week to accept your tech donations or anything you want donated to Goodwill. Tabling will occur from 10am-2pm. Monday we will be tabling in the Lower Arcade, and the rest of the week we will be tabling in the Cove.


Hey Guins🐧

Tomorrow April 12th from 11am-1pm we will be tabling for Be the Match outside Kilcawley Center. Be the Match is a registry that exists to help provide bone marrow donations to those who suffer from blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases. It takes less than 5 minutes to sign up. We hope to see you all tomorrow!


Penguin Productions is proud to announce MICK JENKINS as our headliner for the ninth annual FEDERAL FRENZY!

Mick Jenkins is a Chicago-based rapper who has performed across the nation including at AFROPUNK Brooklyn.

Along with Mick Jenkins, we will be featuring other local artists like The Commonheart, Fifth & Aurora, and East 9th!

We hope to see you at FEDERAL FRENZY on April 22, 2023 from 2:00 to 11:00pm in the heart of Youngstown on E. Federal St with Penguin City Brewery and The Youngstown Flea! ✌🏼🐧❤️ Madame Marlowe Speedo Agreedo East 9th The Summit FM The Jambar City of YOUngstown YSU Student Government Association Stambaugh Auditorium Youngstown State Penguins Penguin City Beer Youngstown Flea YSU Student Activities Youngstown State Football YSU Housing & Residence Life YSU Penguin Experience


Hey Guins🐧

Today and Tomorrow are our annual Student Government Association elections! Polls opened at 8am this morning, and detailed instructions on how to vote should be available in your YSU email! Polls will remain open till 8pm tomorrow. Make sure you as students make your voice heard and vote in this year’s elections!

We also have an in person polling location in the Lower Arcade of Kilcawley Center (By Jamba Juice) from 11am-2pm today and tomorrow.


It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that the Student Government Association extends our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Sergeant William A. Mays Jr. of our own Youngstown State University Police Department.

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Sergeant Mays was loved by many, and will be deeply missed.

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Please reach out to YSU Student Counseling Services if you need support.


Hey Guins🐧

All this week around campus and in Kilcawley center, SGA is sponsoring an Egg Hunt! Be on the lookout for colorful eggs, and 2 golden eggs each day with the opportunity to win free prizes!


Hey Guins🐧

Your help is needed Saturday, April 15th from 9-1pm to help Boys and Girls Club and Youngstown Rotary perform a spring clean up for the kids of Youngstown.

The McGuffey Centre on the East Side is the Club's summer home. It really needs some muscle & love. Organize your team, club, or friends to help out your community! Register under Student Activities on Penguin Pulse!


Hey Guins🐧

A few executive members of SGA went to Friday's lecture where they heard Indra Nooyi discuss the challenges of assimilating to American culture, her journey to becoming the CEO of Pepsi for 12 years, and the barriers that women are forced to overcome in the corporate world!

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 03/27/2023

Hey Guins🐧

Thank you all for attending the period pain simulator last week in Kilcawley. Here’s some candid shots of just a few of our many participants!


Hey Guins🐧

Be sure and stop by the Hub (Dunkin Donuts) in Kilcawley Center for a Student Government Town Hall event! Your 2023 President and Vice President candidates, and .jintar will be taking questions from 3-4pm. Can’t make it in person? Don’t worry, we’ll be live streaming the event here on our Instagram live! We hope to see you all Thursday.

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 03/12/2023

Hey Guins🐧

We hope you are all having an amazing spring break! We are excited to announce that the solar charging tables have made it to campus, and are located by the fountain outside Kilcawley Center! We hope you all get a chance to enjoy them as the weather warms up. Thanks to everyone who helped make these tables possible!

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 02/26/2023

Last weekend, Student Government Executive Team members had the opportunity to attend the OSGS conference at the University of Akron.

The summit was truly enlightening and we had an opportunity to collaborate with members of different student governments all across the state. A special shout out to our new friends from and everyone we got to know at the conference!

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 02/20/2023

Then vs. Now

Youngstown State Student Government Association traces its roots all the way back to 1926. This was back before we were a public university, called simply Youngstown College. Our first Student Government body was called Student Council, and had an executive team consisting of a President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 02/16/2023

Thank you to all those who stopped by our table yesterday and participated in safe s*x and healthy relationships trivia!


Hey Guins🐧

This Monday at our body meeting we took an updated Representative picture! Do you recognize any of these Representatives or advisors? Let us know in the comments below!


Hey Guins🐧

This coming Monday and Tuesday, stop by our table in Kilcawley Center for all your Valentines Day goodies. Student Government Association will be selling flowers and suckers with all proceeds benefiting the Trevor Project!


Hello Guins🐧

Student Government Association Declaration of Candidacy forms are now open! Check your YSU email for more information. Links are also available on our website. Elections are open for College Representatives, Academic Senators, as well as President and Vice President.

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 01/24/2023

Hey Guins🐧

Don’t forget to stop by the Student Government Association table till 1pm today to leave a note for President Tressel! Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!


Hey Guins🐧

We hope you can stop by our tabling event next week on Monday and Tuesday to help us prepare a gift for President Tressel! Stop by anytime between 11am and 1pm in Kilcawley Center.

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 01/19/2023

Hey Guins🐧

Yesterday Student Government President Niko and Executive VP Maguire interviewed University President Tressel with the questions submitted to us from students!

This is part of our new Questions with Administrators initiative. Be on the look out for the first question response posted on Monday. We would like to thank President Tressel for taking the time out of his schedule to sit down with us as Student Government so that we can better advocate on students behalf.


It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that the Student Government Association extends our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Kylearia M. Day.

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Kylearia was loved by many, and will be deeply missed.

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Please reach out to if you need support.


Hello Penguins!

One of the most important things Student Government Association does for you is advocate on your behalf to faculty, staff, and the university administration. Because of this we are so excited to announce a new initiative, Questions with Administrators. Our first Administrator participating in this is President Tressel!

Submit your questions for President Tressel via our Instagram submission box or by email, and he will answer them via video recording on Monday January 23rd.

We look forward to hearing what you as students want to see or do hear on campus, and want to thank President Tressel for taking the time to participate in this new initiative!

*Email for question submissions:
[email protected]


Hey Guins🐧

Check out this Corn hole tournament coming up on January 12th at 6pm in Beeghly Center. There are prizes for the top 4 teams that compete!

Prizes include Browns/Cavs prize packs, Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum tickets, Signed YSU Basketballs by Jim Tressel, as well as Jerrod Calhoun and John Barnes
Signed YSU mini helmets.

The first-place team will have first choice of prizes, followed by second and so forth.


Hey Guins🐧

Check out our table tomorrow morning in Kilcawley Center for FREE coffee and donuts with Student Government! We will be set up from around 8am-11am. We hope you all have a great first day of the spring semester tomorrow!


Hey Guins🐧

Student Government Association is proud to sponsor this event, Get Cheesy with Deezee, hosted by on December 10th! We have free student tickets available for you to pickup at the Office of Student Activities. Each ticket gets you a free mac and cheese meal. Hurry in and claim your ticket today since supply is limited.


Hey Guins🐧

Student Government Association is excited to partner with Beta Alpha Psi and the Student Investment Fund to bring a Financial Literacy Fair to campus! Check it out tomorrow, December 7th, between 11am-1pm in the Presidents Suite of Kilcawley Center!


Hey Guins🐧

Stop by our table on Thursday December 1st for a free Hot Cocoa Kit from Student Government! We will be set up in the lower Arcade area, by Jamba Juice, till 1 or whenever we run out of kits.

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 11/28/2022

Hey Guins🐧

We hope you all had a great thanksgiving break! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table in Kilcawley for Pumpkin painting. We have some more fun events planned for the weeks leading up to winter break, so be sure and look out for our upcoming posts!


Hey Guins🐧

Student Government Association would like to thank all of you for your participation and generosity in Swipe Out Hunger Week this year!

Thanks to you, we were able to raise $1000 in donation funds through our raffle baskets alone. This doesn’t include food drive donations or meal swipes! Our raffle basket winners were announced at Friendsgiving yesterday. If you weren’t there and still won don’t worry, someone will be or already has reached out to you via the contact info on your ticket.

Photos from YSU Student Government Association's post 11/16/2022

Hey Guins🐧

Stop by Outside Student Activities office and the Cove in Kilcawley Center for another Swipe out Hunger Event from 11am-1pm.

Join in with the spirit of giving and create something meaningful. Chi Alpha and the Student Government Association will help you get tied in by making tie blankets!

We will also have our raffle baskets set up. All proceeds from that are being donated to the Penguin Pantry.


Today, the Student Government Association partnering with for a tie dye t shirt swap as part of our continued Swipe Out Hunger Week programing.

It’s going on in the Cove in Kilcawley till 1pm, so stop by if you haven’t yet to make a shirt!

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