Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about GSU’s Student Government Association.
What is SGA?
SGA is the Student Government Association of Georgia Southern University, modeled closely to our Federal Government. SGA Officers and Senators are elected every spring semester or are appointed by the current members to fill vacancies.
The elected positions are:
- Executive Vice President
- Four Vice Presidents
- Five Senators per College
What does SGA do?
The Student Government Association is responsible for:
- Enhancing student life
- Contributing opinions and information to the colleges and university leadership regarding student concerns
- Provide support to individual students, student clubs, and other organizations.
- Sponsor and host programs and community service events on campus
When does SGA meet?
Senate Meetings are every Wednesday starting at 6:30 pm in the Russell Union Ballroom. Meetings are open to Georgia Southern students, and there is a time to address the concerns of the student body. We would love to see you there!
How does SGA represent me?
The SGA Senate meets each week to discuss current campus issues and events. Being that the Student Government Association is an official part of the Georgia Southern University system, the SGA has the ability to pass resolutions, request meetings, write letters, and perform other actions to voice the student body’s concerns in ways that are more effective than individuals or other groups. The SGA officers also meet regularly with the university’s administration and faculty to voice concerns from the student body. We strive to constantly improve our great university to insure we reach our highest potential.
How do I find out who my Senator is?
You can find your college’s Senators here or stop by the SGA office located on the first floor of the Russell Union Room 1010.
Why don’t we have additional bus routes?
We would need increased funding to run any additional routes or services.
Why don’t we have a parking deck?
Parking decks are around 18-20 Million dollars to construct. The only way to finance them is to drastically increase parking permit costs, and impose another student fee. As long as we have ample parking at Paulson Stadium, and we are able to bus people to campus, we are going to hold off on the consideration for a parking deck. We want to keep the costs as low as possible for our students.
Have additional questions? Feel free to contact us using any of the methods listed on our contact page.
Last updated: 8/16/2016