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To the FIT Family,

My name is Eric Siathone, and I am the President of the Student Government Association (SGA). I hope you are all doing well and staying safe during these unprecedented times.


As your Student Government, we advocate for you and will always be by your side. We hope to curate an environment for you to express opinions and concerns freely. As we live through moments of history, I want to assure you that we are in a safe place. By uniting together and seeing past our differences, do we begin to strengthen our community. The Student Government is proud to say we are here to help and here to listen. I am honored to welcome you to a school with endless possibilities and creative freedom. 


Going to FIT, let alone a school in New York City, will test your boundaries and help you learn more about yourself. There will be good days, and there will be bad days. There will be long nights and lonely nights, but I urge you never to give up and to look for the silver linings. Take every experience, whether good or bad, as a learning experience because everything you learn here will only help you in the future. Remember, you are not a student first but a human being, and I would like to stress that your feelings are validated. 


With that being said, I hope this does not scare you but prepare you. You selected this school for a reason, and you were picked for a reason. Being online is not the most favorable option, but there are many things possible to do. Join a club or attend a virtual exercise class. You have the power to create your experience, and don’t ever forget it. 


In anticipation of the day when we can come back together as a community, I look forward to connecting with you all, and I hope we can make FIT your home away from home. 



Eric Siathone