A student at Loyola University in Chicago, Raihan Sayeed is majoring in business while taking part in its pre-med program. Throughout his life, Raihan Sayeed has shadowed primary care physicians, volunteered at St. James Hospital in Chicago, and assisted medical professionals providing care in India through the Al-Kareem Welfare Society. While in college, Ray Sayeed has joined a number of extracurricular organizations and has served as a senator with Loyola’s Unified Student Government Association.

Recognizing the importance of giving students a voice in its operations, Loyola University in Chicago introduced the Unified Student Government Association. This body allows enrollees to meet with faculty and administration and express their concerns and desires. Additionally, it consists of three branches (executive, legislative, and judicial) and promotes ways to get involved with the school and the neighborhood.

During fall 2013, the group joined in many events that aided its members, fellow students, and the university community. Newly elected senators spent a September weekend at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, learned about conflict resolution, and took part in an obstacle course. In November, Loyola University’s Unified Student Government Association partnered with three other entities to host Developmental disABILITIES Awareness Day. To learn about upcoming activities, log onto http://www.luc.edu/usga.