Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS SGA?
The Student Government Association (SGA) works closely with the Valdosta State University (VSU) administration, faculty, and staff striving for data-driven decision-making solutions to the opportunities and challenges that we face as we move VSU forward. Uniquely, the Valdosta State University Student Government Association serves as the mechanism to ensure VSU students feel heard and valued. SGA seeks to ensure the VSU student experience is continually improving.
WHAT DOES SGA DO?
SGA certainly serves a unique role in the University Community. SGA members meet regularly to formulate meaningful recommendations, advocate on behalf of the Student Body, and initiate programs that fall in line with SGAs' mission. SGA is also a vibrant organization and an excellent place to get involved and meet like-minded peers.
WHO CAN BE A PART OF SGA?
All currently enrolled students in good conduct and academic standing are eligible to seek to become a member of SGA. Details about eligibility can be found in the Elections Code. Information regarding elections and entry into the senate is always posted on our website under the Senate Opportunities and SGA Elections page. Communication of vacancy and notice of elections are always sent out to VSU students via email.
HOW LONG DO YOU SERVE AS A MEMBER OF SGA?
Senators serve from the time that they are elected or appointed, until the annual spring elections when the next Senator elections are held. All members of the Executive Branch serve from the time of their election in the spring, until the next spring election one year later. For more information, visit the SGA Elections page and review the current SGA Constitution and Elections Code.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
The time commitment for SGA Members varies. The SGA Executive Branch works continually holding office hours and attending numerous meetings to ensure the important work of representing students is always done. Service in the SGA Legislative Branch also varies. Some Senators only attend weekly meetings and mandatory SGA events. Other Senators hold leadership roles within the organization giving them an enhanced opportunity that requires an additional time commitment.