Apply for the 2017-18 SGA Cabinet
Want to serve on next year's SGA Cabinet? Fill out an application, and submit it to the SGA Office
The 2017 Elections Code is live! Click below to learn more about the Elections Code if you're thinking about running on your own ticket next semester.
Executive Commissioner Application
Click the button below to be directed to the Executive Commissioner Application
SGA Suggestion Box
Need to have your opinions heard? Want to bring somethings to the President's attention? Think you can improve SGA? Then you've come to the right place! Let SGA know your opinions by using our Suggestion Box. Simply type whatever you'd like to get off your chest into the field below, and your opinion will be sent straight to the SGA Executive and Legislative Branches.
Submit Your Survey Ideas to the SGA's R&D Committee:
Do you have a burning question or issue that you'd like the student-body to voice their opinion on?
to submit your survey idea!
The Student Government Association was officially formed in 1921 as a representative body to the university, though it was then called the Student Council. In the 1950s, the organization became known as the Student Senate, and by spring 1962 it was titled the Student Government Association. The legislative branch is still often referred to as the Student Senate (Senate).
Composition of the SGA
SGA, like our United States Federal Government, is separated into three branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. It is important to remember that, like our U.S. Government, SGA follows a separation of powers. This means that members of the Executive Branch are to have little to do with the affairs of the Legislative and Judicial Branches. The same is expected of the other two branches. Each branch serves a specific role which will be outlined in the following section.
- SGA is fortunate enough to be under advisement by the Dean of Students, Thomas Lane. Dean Lane serves as the immediate advisor to SGA and provides guidance when necessary.
Reasons to be in Student Government Association
Attention Missouri State students! Student Government Association will resume its weekly meetings in the Fall 2015 semester. You should apply to be a senator if you are interested in any of the following:
- Campus Technology Improvements
- Public Affairs
- Student Experience
- University Advancement
- Academic Experience
- Projectors and Web Sites
- Student Voice
- Capital Improvement Projects
- Democratic Process
- Working With Students
- Social Media
- Meeting New People
- Making Missouri State More Awesome
- Having Fun
If any of those interest you, fill out the SGA application found in the Get Involved tab.
Check back later for information on our campus improvements.
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Student Initiative Fund - Proposal Packet
The Student Initiative Fund is utilized for student led initiatives that do not fall under the Wyrick Fee, Sustainability Fee, and Student Experience Fund.
If you'd like to submit a proposal, Click here to submit your idea
About the Judicial Branch
The Judicial Branch is home to the Campus Judicial Board (CJB) and is composed of seven (7) students of Missouri State University. These students have a lifetime tenure within the CJB for the duration of their time as a student. The CJB justices are nominated by a committee of MSU students, appointed by the Student Body President. All students and student organizations are subject to the jurisdiction of this board. The primary functions of the board are interpreting the Constitution, Bylaws and Manuals of Commission of the Student Government Association, and serving as the appellate board to students and student organizations.