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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

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:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President for Finance
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Vice President of Auxiliary Affairs
  • Vice President of Alumni Relations
  • Vice President of Veteran Affairs
  • Vice President of Inclusive Excellence
  • Chief of Staff
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • 6 Senators from the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
  • 5 Senators from the College of Arts and Humanities
  • 5 Senators from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • 3 Senators from the College of Education
  • 4 Senators from the College of Science and Mathematics
  • 5 Senators from the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies
  • 3 Senators from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
  • 6 Senators from the Parker College of Business
  • 7 Senators from the Waters College of Health Professions
  • 2 Senators from the Liberty Campus
  • 2 Senators that are First Year Students 
  • 4 Senators At Large 
  • 2 Senators in the Honors College

What does SGA do?

The Student Government Association’s pillars of success are service, growth, and advocacy. Therefore SGA is responsible for:

  • Enhancing student life
  • Contributing opinions and information to the colleges and university leadership regarding student concerns
  • Providing support to individual students, student clubs, and other organizations.
  • Sponsoring and hosting programs and community service events on campus


When does SGA meet?

SGA Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month 6:00-8:00 PM with consideration given to existing dates on the university calendar that could pose a conflict. We would love to see you there!

See the full schedule and meeting locations here.

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.

Have additional questions? Feel free to contact us using any of the methods listed on our contact page.

Last updated: 1/31/2023