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The Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization of elected students who represent all of Miami University Hamilton students to the campus community as well as to the general public. The SGA is not the same as a high school student council, where emphasis is often on planning social events. The SGA is an organization that is actively involved in improving and enhancing the quality of student life at Miami Hamilton.
SGA members work closely with administrators, faculty and staff providing input that may influence many administrative decisions directly affecting students. SGA members are committed to addressing student concerns. They serve as members of institutional committees and task forces, and act as liaisons between students and faculty. Members also serve as voting members on the University Senate in Oxford and the Hamilton Campus Senate.
1. Pick up an SGA application in the Office of Student
Services, 130 Rentschler Hall or from the SGA display
rack in Mosler Hall or download (PDF) and print one from this Web site.
2. Complete the SGA application including the petition
form and submit the packet to the Office of Student
3. Your application will be reviewed and you will
be notified about the campaign procedures and election
process. positions are generally filled during regularly
scheduled elections in April and September.
4. Upon election, you will be officially installed
as a member of the SGA.
In fall semester, 2007, SGA will meet on Thursdays, at 8 AM, in the SGA Office in Rentschler Hall, second floor.
The Student Government Association needs you!
The student population on the Hamilton campus is diverse
and includes many different types of people and perspectives.
Strong leadership and vision are needed in order to
best serve the needs of our students.
Your involvement in SGA will allow you many opportunities
to learn and demonstrate a full range of critical
thinking skills including leadership, decision making
and goal setting. These skills are highly regarded
in today's job market and may help give you the competitive
edge you need to be successful.
Any currently enrolled student who
meets the following criteria may run for SGA:
- You must be enrolled in at least one three-credit
- Executive officers must have 2.5 cumulative average or better; Senators, a 2.3 or better.
- You must be in good standing with the University.
As President, you will chair all
meetings, act as the official representative of SGA,
appoint committee chairs, and coordinate selection
of student representatives.
As Vice President, you will preside
over SGA meetings and assume all responsibilities
in the absence of the President.
As Secretary, you will record the
minutes of all SGA meetings, schedule site and times
for meetings, and handle all SGA correspondence.
As Treasurer, you will conduct all
monetary matters, chair the Fund Allocation Committee,
and report on the financial status of the SGA. You
will also assume responsibilities in the absence of
the President and Vice President.
As a Senator, you will act as a
liaison between students and the Executive Officers,
convey student opinions and ideas to officers, and
exercise voting privileges.
As an Associate, you are expected
to attend three consecutive meetings and participate
as a non-voting member at SGA meetings.