I would like to extend a big hello and welcome to all Viterbo students, both new and returning! Welcome to the Viterbo Family!

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Maddie Adickes- a sophomore Nursing major, Servant Leadership minor, and your 2017-2018 student body President! I am looking forward to meeting and getting to you on our campus this year.

You have truly made a fantastic choice by choosing to attend Viterbo. Here at Viterbo, there are tremendous ways to grow academically, professionally, and personally. It is my wish that each and every one of you take this opportunity to grow and make new discoveries. Our world is too big to stay in one place and life is too short to do just one thing. The world is yours. Go out and become the best version of YOU.

On behalf of the Student Government Association (SGA), I highly recommend getting involved both on campus and within our community. It does not matter whether you are a new student or a returning student, non-traditional or transfer, we have involvement opportunities made just for you! Join a club! If you are interested in seeing what Viterbo has to offer for clubs and organizations, just hop onto our website. If there isn’t anything listed that looks appealing to you, create your own club! The ideas are endless! I also advise getting to know your campus and connect within it. You can get to know your professors inside and outside of the classroom, tour the St. Rose Convent, attend a sporting event, volunteer in our beautiful La Crosse community, enjoy an unforgettable show in the Fine Arts Center, study abroad, join an intramural team, write for the Lumen, and make life-long friendships. I hope that whatever you may choose, your college experience is the most memorable and personal to you.

We, as the Student Government Association, represent you. We want you to share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas with us to make our Viterbo community an even better place! Our office is located within the Student Union, so feel free to stop by to share your thoughts or just a simple hello! If we aren’t in the office, send us an email at sga@viterbo.edu. We are always here for you!

I want your time here at Viterbo to be everything that you have hoped and wished for. I wish you the best in your education, experiences, and pursuing your goals and dreams. Remember that you have the talent to be amazing in whatever you decide to become. Be fearless in your journey of seeking your passions.

Best Wishes,
Maddie Adickes
Viterbo Student Government Association President