About Student Government
Purpose of the Student Government Association
The members of the Student Government Association are dedicated to: staying aware of the general welfare of the student body; serving as a channel of communication between the student body, faculty and administration; establishing and executing programs and projects beneficial to the student body, and promoting and improving relations between the local community and the student body.
Every spring semester the student body elects three Executive Officers. Each Executive Officer is over a branch of SGA. The President oversees the Executive Branch, the Vice President oversees the Legislative Branch, and the Chief Justice oversees the Justice Branch. The 2020-2021 Student Government Association Executive Officers are:
President - L'Oreal Williams
Vice President - Darnell Butler, Jr.
Chief Justice - Madison Sunde
Student Government Association Advisor
Brendan Daigle (Brendan.Daigle@southern.edu)
Coordinator of Student Government Association in the Office for Student Engagemnet
Student Government Association Resources and Programs
Located within the Office for Student Engagement, Student Union Room 2307, SGA offers free Scantrons, BlueBooks, Pens, Pencils, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea, water, and fax use.
Every year the SGA Senate allocates money to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the Study Abroad Program. Along with the Study Abroad Scholarships, SGA also offers an endowed scholarship in every academic college.
Students can apply for grants each year to help assist in funding for educational conferences and conventions.
Departments can apply for grants each academic year to assist in funding for educational projects, programs, or events that will enhance the image of the university or benefit the student body.
*Any questions regarding either type of grant can be addressed on our grant page, check it out here!
The Student Government Association provides funds for campus beautification and renovation projects to better our campus community.
Campus Programs and Events
The Student Government Association sponsors programs and events such as Homecoming, The Big Event, voter registration events, speakers, athletic partnerships, and many other campus events.
Lion 2 Lion Mentorship Program
The Lion 2 Lion Mentorship Program is a perfect entry into SGA. The mission of "Lion 2 Lion" is for current SGA senators, Cabinet Members, Justices, and other SGA leaders to mentor and prepare beginning freshmen and transfer students that are interested in SGA. First-year students will have the opportunity to get introduced and take on leadership roles, learn about our university, and develop skills and connections that will make their experience at Southeastern Louisiana University worth-while.