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Student Government Association

In its pursuit of educating the whole person, Reinhardt University encourages student participation within all realms of the campus community; the University strives to include the Student Body in the development and advancement of the institution. Student self-government plays a significant role in shaping the quality of student life at Reinhardt University. Established in 1957, the Student Government Association represents all segments of the student body and is organized to help formulate and voice student opinion regarding University policies and to allocate it’s funding to appropriate committees, programs, projects and student organizations.


Role and Purpose

Mission Statement

The mission of the Student Government Association is to ensure student participation in the university decision-making process, which helps to voice the needs, concerns and rights of each student and ultimately works toward the advancement of the university community.

The Student Government Association utilizes the organizational and advocacy experience and other experiential learning activities as a vehicle for:

  • Leadership Development
  • Community/Civic Engagement
  • Self-Empowerment
  • Self-Management and Appraisal

Learning Outcomes

As a result of serving in organization leadership positions, students will:

  • Enhance their transferable skills through leadership programs, training and development opportunities. 
  • Articulate of the importance of good citizenship and how they can impact their community through involvement, service, and leadership. 
  • Develop self-reliance and self-confidence through fulfillment of roles and responsibilities.
  • Maintain personal health and wellness in potentially stressful environments.

How to get involved

Executive Board

The Student Government Association Executive Board exercises executive power over those areas of collegiate activity that are the responsibility of students; it is the executive branch of Student Government Association. The Executive Board presides over Student Senate meetings and forms and initiates general policy of the Student Government Association. Learn More about the Executive Board >

Want to be on the Executive board? Apply here

The Executive Board is comprised of the following:

  • Student Body President
  • Vice President for Administration
  • Vice President for Student Activities & Chair of the Student Activities Council
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Chief of Staff
  • Parliamentarian
  • Chair of the Residential Life Committee
  • Chair of the Commuter Life Committee

Student Senate

The Student Senate exercises legislative power over those areas of collegiate activity that are the responsibility of students; it is the Legislature of Reinhardt, developing and sponsoring legislation for the betterment of the institution. Learn More about Student Senate >

Judicial Council

The Judicial Council exercises judicial power over those areas of collegiate activity that are the responsibility of students, including the power of sanctioning individuals; it is the Judicial branch of Student Government Association. Learn More about Judicial Council >

Student Activities Council

The Student Activities Council (SAC) exists as the programming and event-planning arm of the Student Government Association. Learn More about Student Activities Council >

Student Government Association Applications


Funding

  • Funding requests should be submitted well in advance of the event to the Student Government Association, using the Funding Request Form and Funding Proposal Template.
    • Understand that some requests may require follow-up meetings with the Student Government Association and Office of Student Activities.
    • The Student Government Association will review the proposal to make a decision and inform the organization as soon as possible.
  • Reimbursements need to be submitted on the Student Government Association Reimbursement Form and delivered to the Business Office within fourteen (14) days of after the expense.

Policies and Resources

Constitution of the Student Government Association
Bylaws of the Student Government Association
Elections Code of the Student Government Association
Student Activities Fee Guidelines


Events & Announcements


For more information:

Student Government Association Office
Hasty Student Life Center, Room 310
770-720-5861
studentgovernmentassociation@reinhardt.edu