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Guidelines

The Student Government Association sets forth these guidelines to determine the funding of student organizations and their activities. The use of Student Activities Fees will be granted to the requesting organization after the proposal is measured against these standards.

  1. We will consider funding activities or events which are not:
  2. religiously affiliated
  3. politically affiliated
  4. closed to the general student population
  5. We will prefer not to fund community service projects sponsored by individual organizations.
  6. We will not fund activities or events that are related to recruitment.
  7. We will consider funding activities of academic related organizations. However, we prefer the organization seek funds from academic departments prior to requesting funds from SGA.
  8. Any student organization applying for Activities Funds should meet all standards of Article XVII of the Students Rights and Responsibilities Code as recorded in the current GSW Weathervane. The Advisor of the group should be prepared to answer questions concerning this article as they relate directly to the organization involved.
  9. The Student Government Association reserves the right to use the guidelines as a basis for use of Activity Funds. The Student Government is not limited to these as reasons to or not to fund an activity by an organization.
  10. The funding request procedures of the Student Government Association will be as follows:
  11. Funding requests will be presented on the last Thursday of every month. Funding Request Forms will be received in the Student Government Office until 4:00 PM on the presentation date. Organizations requesting funding will be invited to present by the SGA President.
  12. Each Funding Request will be reviewed by the SGA Budget Committee after the Funding Request Presentation and prior to the vote on SGA Funding. The SGA Budget Committee will provide SGA with a recommendation on funding at the SGA Funding meeting.
  13. SGA will meet on the first Thursday of every month to vote on any Funding Request.
  14. On Presentation Day, all SGA members are required to wear business attire to the meeting. No jeans, shorts, or other casual wear will be allowed.
  15. On Funding Day, all SGA members are required to wear their SGA shirts.
  16. Conference funding guidelines are as follows:
  17. To receive funding, the organization must be a recognized student organization and the conference must benefit the student body in some meaningful way, such as providing training, networking opportunities, education, or promotion of the university.
  18. Funding for all conferences will follow the same formula.
  19. 50% of total cost, not exceeding $800, will be covered by SGA.
  20. No other additional funds will be provided for lodging, transportation, etc.
  21. Funding is contingent on the organization attending the conference.
  22. SGA reserves the right to fund all, partially, or none of the Conference Funding Request in accordance with Sections I and II.
  23. The Student Government Association Funding Guidelines are to be voted on for approval at the beginning of every SGA administration.

President

  • Lea McQueen
    • Hometown: Oakwood, GA
    • Classification: Junior
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Business
    • Other Organizations: Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Intramural Sports

From the President's Desk

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On behalf of the Student Government Association and the Student Body of Georgia Southwestern State University, welcome to GSW, the home of the Hurricanes! If you are interested in Student Government, we meet every Thursday at 5:00 PM in the Student Success Center.

The GSW community might be small in numbers, but we are big on campus unity, excellence and opportunity. We look forward to the diverse interest. goals and skills students bring to our campus. With a wide range of student organizations, each of you should be able to find your place in our community. The close relationship between students and faculty at Southwestern allow you unparalleled access to the tools needed to succeed academically. You are always welcome to come visit and see for yourself what the Southwestern campus is all about.

For members of our campus community, I challenge you to become Servant Leaders. SGA is based upon the ideals of servant leadership. We do not ask "how can someone serve me today?" Instead, we ask "how can I serve someone today?" Opportunities for service abound on our campus, and they are only limited by your desire to serve others. Ultimately, your college experience is determined by you. Take ownership of your academics and campus involvement. This is your life. Leave a Legacy. You will determine what you leave behind. I encourage each of you to join student organizations, attend athletic events, and work hard and diligently in the classroom. Together, we will all embody the Spirit of Southwestern!

 

Vice Presidents

  • Kemo Sonko, Academic Affairs
    • Hometown: Americus, GA
    • Classification: Senior
    • Major: Political Science
    • Other Organizations: Student Conduct Board, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • Amber Benson, Student Affairs
    • Hometown: Albany, GA
    • Classification: Junior
    • Major: Business Nursing
    • Other Organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sororiy

Secretary/Treasurer

  • Samantha Price
    • Hometown: Moultrie, GA
    • Classification: Junior
    • Major: Business
    • Other Organizations: The Student Conduct Board, Resident Assistant, ENACTUS

Senators

  • Scott Jacobs
  • Hannah Brah
  • Maegan Pierce
  • Adrian Jean-Phillipe
  • Anthony Hand
  • Akiebia Hicks
  • Deontae Wilkerson
  • Mallory Holley
  • Sarah Bridges
  • Johnathon Simmons
  • Kyra Brown
  • Anna Hall

Alternates/Next

  • Glory Achobandu
  • Tyler Pennington
  • Jessica Collins

Advisors

  • Dr. Jason Berggren, Political Science Professor
  • Dr. Helen Tate, Associate Vise President for Academic Affairs
  • Angelica Watts, Card Services Manager/Housing Coordinator

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About Us

The Student Government Association of Georgia Southwestern State University exists to represent the interests of the Student Body. Elections are held in the Spring of every year.Throughout the year, the Student Government sponsors a number of events intended to benefit the campus and community. We also assist in the funding of several organizations on campus.Ultimately, we are here to serve the Student Body. If you have any questions or concerns about anything going on around campus, feel free to contact us and we will gladly assist if possible.  Click here to view the Student Government Association Constitution.

Objectives

We the students of Georgia Southwestern State University, in order to promote a college wide atmosphere for intellectual growth, high standards of conduct, university spirit; to stimulate common understanding and cooperation between the students and faculty/ administration; to protect the right and principles of the individual standards; and to govern the student body, do establish and submit the constitution.

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