Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Purpose of SGA
The Student Government Association of Stephen F. Austin State University was established to be the voice of the students. The SGA is made up and administered entirely by students and is the representative body of the students at SFA. The purpose of Student Government is to be the voice of the student body at SFA, to serve as a model government (through the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches), and to foster leadership development.

Branches of Student Government

The Legislative Branch is comprised of the Senate of SGA and facilitates in the writing and passing of campus-wide initiatives in the form of resolutions and bills. Students elected by their peers represent their respective colleges and classes.

The Executive Branch is comprised of the Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, Speaker of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms, Secretary, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who serve as the official voice of the student body. The executives make reports on behalf of the student body to the Board of Regents, design leadership opportunities for fellow SGA members, and administer the SGA budget.

The Judicial Branch is the Supreme Court that presides over the student Traffic Court and Conduct Board. It also serves as a presiding body to interpret the SGA Constitution in cases of organizational violations. Oftentimes, the Supreme Court is used to rule in student conduct cases not associated with SGA.

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SGA Official Documents

Bylaws_-_Ratified_04.17.2019(1).pdf

SGA_Election_Code.pdf

Note: Access to Legislation or Presidential Executive Orders passed by the Student Government Association are available upon request. Any currently enrolled student may request to review past legislation or executive orders and to have these documents provided in an accessible format. Please note documents more than two years old may not be available.

Students with Disabilities

The Student Government Association of Stephen F. Austin State University is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or meetings you are encouraged to stop by room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-6401, TDD: (936) 468-1004.

If you have an accommodation request please see us as soon as possible, so we can make any arrangements necessary. No accommodations can be provided until a request has been made through the Office of Disability Services.

To the greatest extent possible, the Student Government Association, shall observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation.

Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately can appeal that decision utilizing the university appeals process. That process can be found at: http://www.sfasu.edu/policies/appeal_proc_rel_stu_disab.asp