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The voice of the students 

The Student Government Association is the representative body of SFA students and is made up of and administered entirely by students. Its purposes are to serve as the voice of the SFA student body and as a model government (executive, legislative and judicial branches) while fostering leadership development. 

SGA Constitution 

SFA Student Government Association application

Meeting Information

The SGA Senate meets biweekly in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Commons, Room 3.201, on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the student body. Students wishing to speak will be given five minutes before the meeting’s adjournment. If a student would like to speak longer than five minutes, they should contact the SGA Speaker via email at sgaspeaker@sfasu.edu to be placed on the meeting’s agenda as soon as possible. Students wishing to attend the meeting via Zoom should email studentgovernment@sfasu.edu as soon as possible for the link to join. 

Resources

SGA provides a number of free resources for the student body’s access. Some of these resources are:

  • Tampons/Maxi-pads

  • Scantrons and bluebooks

  • Test-My-Drink cards

  • Social, relaxing area (Netflix, YouTube)

  • Water/snacks

Student Government Branches

Executive Branch

The Executive Branch is made up of the student body president and vice president, speaker of the senate, sergeant-at-arms, secretary, and chief justice of the Supreme Court. These executives give reports on behalf of the student body to the SFA Board of Regents, coordinate leadership opportunities for fellow SGA members, and administer the SGA budget. 

Legislative Branch

The Legislative Branch comprises the SGA Senate and facilitates the writing and passage of campus-wide initiatives in the form of resolutions and bills. Senators are elected by their peers to represent their respective academic colleges and classifications.

Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court presiding over the Student Traffic Court and Conduct Board constitutes the Judicial Branch of SGA. It also serves as the presiding body for interpreting the SGA Constitution in cases of alleged organizational violations. The Supreme Court often also rules in student conduct cases not associated with SGA. 

2023-24 SGA Executive Board

Jada Cartwright
Jada Cartwright - Student Body President
Hometown: Lockhart
Major: Criminal Justice 
Classification: Junior
sgapresident@sfasu.edu 
 
Nathan Lyons
Nathan Lyons - Student Body Vice President
Hometown: Lufkin
Major: Political Science 
Classification: Junior 
sgavp@sfasu.edu
 
Emilee Cude
Emilee Cude - Speaker of the Senate
Hometown: Kyle
Major: Political Science
Classification: Junior
sgaspeaker@sfasu.edu 
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson - Chief Justice
Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
Major: Criminal Justice
Classification: Sophomore
studentgovernment@sfasu.edu 
Lilly Zinnecker
Lilly Zinnecker - Sergeant-at-Arms
Hometown: Houston
Major: Political Science
Classification: Senior
studentgovernment@sfasu.edu 
 
Abigail Archibald

Abigail Archibald - Communications Director
Hometown: Tracy, CA
Major: Political Science
Classification: Senior
studentgovernment@sfasu.edu 
 

 

 

SGA group photo - Austin Day 2023

 

Contact

SFA Student Government Association
936.468.3500
studentgovernment@sfasu.edu 

Physical Address:
222 Vista Drive
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Suite 1.203 (First floor)

Office Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13021, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962