The SGA provides an official voice through which student opinion may be expressed. They enact programs necessary for the general welfare of the student body. They promote unity among students, faculty, and staff of the University. They encourage a higher quality of educational opportunities for all students attending the University of West Georgia. They actively participate in Faculty Senate Committees and governance structure of the University and they give students a chance to defend themselves through the Judicial Commission.
The Student Senate is elected annually each spring by a vote of the student body. The Student Senate is composed of a minimum of 17 at-large representatives. Three first year senators and one graduate senator are elected each fall by a 2/3 vote of the Student Senate. The Student Senate may be expanded if needed.
To be eligible to be a senator, you must have completed 12 hours and have an institutional GPA of at least 2.2. You must have been enrolled at the University the semester prior to running for senator. The term of office for a senator is one academic year fall-spring semester.
The Student Senate shall serve on SGA committees and on Faculty Senate Committees. All senators must attend SGA meetings and activities, serve as a member of at least one SGA Committee and one Faculty Congress Committee, and attend at least one Faculty Congress meeting each term. Each senator must serve a minimum of one office hour a week. Each senator must maintain an SGA folder and assist the Public Relations Committee in distributing SGA information. All senators possess full voting rights on the Student Congress and SGA Committees. Each senator must inform the Vice President and President prior to being absent from any SGA event.