Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is a resource and a voice for all Saint Louis University students.

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SGA charters student organizations on campus and allocates funds through the Annual Funding Process. We represent student interests and concerns through weekly senate meetings and a variety of student led committees.

SGA is here to bridge the gap between students, faculty, staff and administration.

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Our Mission

We, the associated students of Saint Louis University, in order to establish a representative student government, to provide an open forum for dialogue and a voice for student opinions concerning the affairs of the University; to involve students in a productive partnership of shared governance with the faculty, staff and administration of the University; to promote the welfare and unity of the greater student community; to uphold the ideals and values of the Jesuit Catholic tradition, especially the ideal of “Men and Women for Others;” do hereby ordain and establish this constitution for the service of the student body ad majorem Dei gloriam.

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Organizational Structure

Executive Board

The Executive Board is comprised of the President, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President for Student Organizations, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Vice President of Internal Affairs, and Vice President of International Affairs. Students select these representatives through a campus-wide election that takes place the last Tuesday of February.

See contact information and office hours for  the current SGA Executive Board

Senate

The Senate is also voted on by the student body through a campus vote, which takes place on the last Tuesday of February. The Senate is a legislative body comprised of representatives from all 13 of Saint Louis University’s schools and colleges, the Residence Hall Association (RHA), Commuter Students, Transfer Students, the Black Student Alliance, First Year Students and the International Student Federation.

See a list of the current SGA Senators

Committees

Committee Representatives are members of the Association who are actively involved in our many committees. Committee Representatives hold voting rights within their respective committees but do not vote on legislation during Senate meetings.  Selections for committees are made via an interview process managed by the Committee for Internal Affairs.

Detailed information about all of the SGA Committees will be posted soon.

Read the 2017-18 SGA Constitution

Upcoming Events

SGA Inauguration - 9/19
 The new executive board and many of the senators will take their oaths of office for the 2017-18 academic year. Pere Marquette gallery, 5 p.m.
First weekly SGA Senate meeting - 10/4
The SGA Senate meets weekly during the academic year on Wednesday evenings in the Senate Chambers on the second floor of the BSC.