Zachary Wilkinson/SGA Director of External Affairs
Every year the Student Government Association holds elections at the end of the spring semester to select the next year’s SGA Executive Board, Representative Board, and Student Finance board. Together, these three parts make up the branches of the SGA.
Think of these three entities as extensions of the Student body. A portion of your tuition each semester goes to the many services the SGA provides; from Thursday night movies, to the newspaper in your hand, coffee in the office, WIKD radio on your commute, and many other services. If you want the opportunity to serve your student body and have a bigger part of what these funds are used for, maybe the SGA is your thing!
Representatives are liaisons from their respective colleges to the student body. They arrange semesterly forums and serve in committees to brainstorm ways to better student services.
The Student Finance Board is tasked with allocation of funds to Registered Student Organizations, the SGA divisions, and the branches of the SGA.
Within the SGA lies relationships and professional experience you can use in your future careers. The Elections Committee will be meeting bi-weekly until the conclusion of elections to ensure a fair and accurate count of student ballots.
You are encouraged to get involved with SGA by picking up an election packet from our office in SC104, it’s the same office with the free coffee near the front entrance of the Student Center. If the SGA interests you, please don’t delay in picking up a packet. The deadline for returning packets is this Friday, Feb. 27.