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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.
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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.
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