Q: WHAT IS STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)?
A: The Abilene Christian University Student Government Association (SGA), formerly known as Students' Association (SA), is an organization made up of undergraduate students elected to represent the undergraduate population of our university. SGA allocates its budget, which is provided by the university, to various student initiatives, students organizations and campus projects. SGA is also responsible for representing and advocating the interests of the student body through the student congress, which is designed to be a voice for all students and organizations to the administration.
Q: WHERE DOES SGA RECEIVE ITS FUNDING?
A: SGA receives money from a variety of sources. The salaries budget is donated anonymously, the operations budget is allocated by the university though the general operating budget, and the remainder is obtained through a percentage of the student activity fee. In some instances, SGA may receive external funding though donors, alumni or other departments within ACU.
Q: HOW DOES SGA WORK?
A: SGA mirrors its operation as a department within the ACU organization. We have a team of 7 employees, two of which are elected by the student body. The team consists of a president, vice-president, treasurer, chief of staff, marking director, chief financial officer and press secretary. You can read more about the different roles and responsibilities of each team member here.
Q: CAN I BE INVOLVED IN SGA?
A: Yes. We welcome excited, passionate and driven Wildcats who wish to serve their peers while also enriching our university. In order to be a part you must attend one of the several interest meetings hosted in the fall/spring semester or petition to be appointed by the Executive Cabinet. You can find out more information about how to get involved here.