Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS SGA?
The Student Government Association (SGA) works closely with the Valdosta State University (VSU) administration 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 (normally at least once per week) 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 APART 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 aleays posted on our website near the sates for election or the event of vacancy. 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 Documentation page and review the current SGA Constitution and Elections Code.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
The time commitment for SGA Members vary. 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 varies. Some Senators only attend weekly meetings and mandatory SGA events. Other Senators hold leadership roles within the organization giving them enhanced opportunity and additional time commitment. Largely, service in SGA is what you make it past meeting the minimum requirements.