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DSU students travel to Mississippi Capitol to connect with state legislators

The Student Government Association from Delta State led a delegation of students to the Mississippi State Capitol for Legislative Day. Pictured are (L to R, front to back) DSU President Dr. Daniel Ennis, Martina Rossetti, Haley Rooks, DSU First Lady Jennifer Ennis, Dajanae Prout, Katelyn Harris, Claire Rich, Jamelia Mason, Maitlynn White, Evelyn Greer, Emma Claire Haley, Moizelle Rooks, Abigail Covington, Jovonna Beasley, Hayden Kirkhart, Rachel Kramer, Bryanna Taylor, Aubrey Claire Norris, Isaac Doss, Steven McDonald, Marc Mueller, Tyler Harris, Landen Kelly, Wesley LeBlanc, Tyler Hill, Jonah Troup, Raines Walker, Aaron Fernandes, Camden Welch, Luke Kennedy, Nicholas Johnson, Brady Roehm, Nicholas Bobo, Alexander Threadgill, Keegan Case, and Anderson Wells.

CLEVELAND, Miss. — The Student Government Association (SGA) of Delta State University recently led a delegation of thirty-four students to the Mississippi Capitol for Legislative Day. This annual event provides a platform for students to engage directly with state legislators, advocating for important issues pertinent to the university and higher education.

DSU SGA President Haley Rooks (R, end of table) and Senator Nicole Boyd, Chair of Universities and Colleges visit over lunch during Legislative Day in Jackson.

The event showcased the proactive engagement and advocacy prowess of Delta State students. Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to engage in discussions with legislators, shedding light on the university’s contributions and needs. Also, they were recognized in both the House and Senate Chambers for their commitment to the betterment of Delta State University.

Martina Rossetti, an international student from Italy said, “Legislative Day was a great opportunity to talk to our state legislators. I enjoyed getting to personally know different legislators and learn about what they do and their personal lives.”

The day’s agenda included informative sessions, culminating in a shared lunch with state legislators. This provided an invaluable platform for students to establish connections, fostering relationships that extend beyond the confines of the Capitol building.

Reflecting on the event’s success, SGA President Haley Rooks said, “Legislative Day exemplifies the proactive spirit of Delta State University students. Our delegation showcased our dedication to advancing the university’s interests and highlighted the exceptional caliber of our student body.”

Delta State President Dr. Daniel J. Ennis said, “I am always impressed by the intellect and poise of our students. They capably represent our university in every way, and they have made a great impression on our legislators. This event serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment of Delta State University students to affect positive change within their community and beyond.”

With the resounding success of this year’s Legislative Day, the Student Government Association eagerly anticipates the continuation of this tradition, which had been halted the last few years as a result of COVID restrictions. For more information about student groups and activities at Delta State University, visit