The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body of more than 20,000 students attending MTSU. The Student body has representation in almost all facets of campus life from University Standing Committees to Homecoming Events.
There are many ways that you can get involved and be a voice for the students at MTSU. Elections for Executive Board and Senators take place in the spring semester of each academic year. Applications for Student Trustee are available during each spring semester.
The Executive Branch is responsible for the proper administration of the SGA, for the development of policy and the implementation of legislation. It is composed of elected officials and appointed officials.
|Elected Positions||Appointed Position|
|Vice President||Homecoming Director|
|Chief of Staff|
There are specific requirements of eligibility for anyone wanting to run for an Executive Board position. The SGA Constitution outlines these requirements in Article IV beginning on page 3. Additional information regarding the process of running for a position can be found in the Electoral Act.
Executive Board Officers
|President||The President is the official representative of the student body. and is empowered to appoint all officials, assistants, and committees within the SGA necessary to discharge his/her duties with the approval of the Student Senate.|
|Vice President||The Vice President (VP) presides over the Student Senate and preside in the absence
of the President at Student Government meetings or
functions. The EVP serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees and serves as the director of Freshman Council.
|Communications Director||The Communications Director shall be in charge of public relations for the SGA and will direct the marketing of Student Government programs. This position helps keep all students informed of important issues concerning them, works closely with the Office of Student Organizations and Services to serve as the liaison between student organizations, the Senate, and President of the SGA, publicizes all events and creates marketing materials for the SGA.|
|Election Commissioner||The Election Commissioner presides over the Election Commission and oversees all SGA elections. This position is appoints member of the Election Commission, schedules all SGA elections and coordinates programming events like athletic road rallies and banquets.|
|Attorney General||The Attorney General serves as administrator for the Court of Traffic Appeals (COTA),
which hears appeals by students who feel they have received a parking citation erroniously.
The Attorney General serves as the adviser to the Executive Branch and Legislative Branch of the SGA on the Constituion and Laws and has the power to investigate any alleged violations by any SGA member.
The Homecoming Director is appointed by the current SGA president and works with the Director of Student Organizations and Service and other necessary offices to coordinate MTSU Homecoming activities with the assistance of an appointed homecoming committee.
Applications are available this site every February for the upcoming year.
|Events Director||The Events Director coordinates all philanthropic programs sponsored by the SGA and work closely with a representative from the office of Leadership and Service in order to coordinate with Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build efforts.|
|Chief of Staff||The Chief of staff shall assist the President and Vice Presieden in communicating with SGA or with outside organizations as delegated, responsible for all SGA training and preservation of artifacts.|
How To Run for an Executive Board Office
Executive Board elections are held each spring semester. Check back then for details.
The Senate serves as the official representation of all students and is the outlet for individuals to let their voices be heard. Each college at MTSU is represented by Senators with majors in a certain college.
There are specific requirements of eligibility for anyone wanting to run for an Executive Board position. The SGA Constitution outlines these requirements in Article V beginning on page 8. Additional information regarding the process of running for a position can be found in the Electoral Act.
What is a Senator?
Senators are students who represent the college of their major and make up the legislative branch of the SGA. This is an elected position, voted on by the students of each college.
Senators meet regularly to present and vote on bills (procedures that affect the internal operation of the SGA) and resolutions (those things that affect the campus as a whole).
How To Run for the Senate
Senate elections are held each spring semester. However, if all Senate seats are not filled during this election period, you can apply to be considered for an open Senate seat.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of MTSU and is responsible for appointing the president, setting the operating budget, establishing tuition and fee rates among other responsibilities. The Student Trustee is a non-voting member of the Board and serves a one-year term. Application information will be available during the spring semester.