Student Government Association
To better represent the interest of students, serve as a voice of their collective well-being, and promote unity through interests, both common and uncommon.
What we do
The Student Government Association (SGA) at LSC-University Park serves as a voice and means for the student body to influence positive change throughout the campus. SGA representatives, we strive to provide and effective and efficient link between the concerns of students and the college administration. Our ultimate aim is to work towards fostering an enviroment of equality, cooperation, and prolific productivity on a campus-wide scale.
Goals for the future
The members of the SGA Executive Council have outlined several goals for the upcoming academic year and are fully committed towards tackling and accomplishing each of these by the end of their tenure:
SGA Senatorial Board
Establishing a bicameral Board of Senators divided into Representatives and Committee Members. The entire board will be comprised of students nominated from a variety of clubs and organizations on campus. The Senatorial Board’s primary purpose is to provide greater representation to the LSC-University Park student body by expanding the role played by SGA in campus life. For more details regarding the individual responsibilities of the two types of Senators refer to Articles VI and VII of the SGA Constitution above and/or view the Senator tab on the left. All nominations and applications will be reviewed and vetted by the SGA Executive Council before appointments are finalized.
Digital Food Pantry
Establishing a permanent SGA-supervised food pantry based entirely on sponsorships and donations gained from local organizations and stores. Contributions may either be in the form of financial sponsorships or physical donations as well. An application process will be used to determine and finalize a recipient list and all donations will be distributed to the selected recipients during the course of the spring semester. This project is the first of its kind to be undertaken by an LSC-University Park SGA Executive Council and thus major details are still being worked out and finalized to ensure an efficient process is established for future semesters as well. Stay updated through official SGA social media and email!
Service Learning Projects
Organizing a semester-long Service Learning Project in both the fall and spring semesters, open to the entire campus for involvement. These projects will be focused on improving the local community—either through on or off-campus involvement—and will have academic connections and real-world applications as well. More information will be released as details are finalized and events draw closer. Updates will be provided through official SGA social media and email. All are welcome and strongly encouraged to participate!
Through encouraging all students to play a more active role in campus initiatives and events. We aim to expand and publicize the role played by SGA in everyday college life in an attempt to draw more students to engage in SGA policy-making discussions and decisions regarding the campus. Greater involvement and awareness is possible through working with other campus organizations as well. All students are strongly encouraged to attend SGA General Assemblies to voice their concerns and provide suggestions for improving campus life at University Park. Only if we hear your concerns, can we work towards implementing effective and useful change in a manner that serves the interest of students.
Benefits of staying engaged
There are innumerable benefits to maintaining an active involvement in your college Student Government Association’s events, endeavors, and initiatives. Chief among these are as follows:
- Those engaged in SGA’s events throughout the semester are better equipped to run for office and hold an Executive or Senatorial position during the next academic year
- Traveling to statewide and national conferences and workshops held throughout the United States focused on leadership building, teamwork, and enhancing productivity.
- SGA Executive Council members receive scholarships based on the completion of both their individual and organizational responsibilities at the end of their year in office.
- Holding an SGA leadership position exponentially boosts your chances of transferring to the University of your choice, as it is an overarching organization with a greater degree of influence than most other RSO’s.
- Serving as an elected representative for your peers engenders a profound degree of professional development within an individual. Learning how you can make a difference in your college and community will equip you with indispensable abilities and lessons for the future.
Stay in touch
The SGA Executive Council is available Monday-Thursday during office hours to help students with any questions or concerns they may have. We want to hear any and all student ideas to innovate or improve LSC-University Park. Office hours posted below are based on the availability of the executive board members and are subject to change. The SGA Office (B13.250) is located on the second floor by the Student Life office.
- General Assemblies: SGA hosts General Assemblies every month in order to provide campus updates, organization developments, and discuss student concerns and issues. General Assemblies are held in Building 12 Room 605 (B12.605) and are open to all students for attendance.
- General Assembly dates:
- 1st GA: Monday, Sept. 18, – 3 p.m. (Agenda Link)
- 2nd GA: Monday, Oct. 16, – 3 p.m. (Agenda Link)
- 3rd GA: Monday, Nov. 13, – 3 p.m. (Agenda Link)
Please feel free to submit your questions and concerns regarding improvements for LSC-University Park campus life.