SGA: Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I get involved?
A. Whether you desire to get actively involved in SGA or any of the clubs/organizations on campus, we encourage you to visit our open SGA meetings which are generally held every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Little Theater, located in the A&S Building.
Additionally, get to know your class representatives and express your interest in joining SGA. If you would like to join clubs or organizations, visit as many meetings and events as possible sponsored by your desired club and/or organization. Fill out the appropriate form and/or applications and begin to get involved. Be intentional about meeting new people that live on and off campus.
Q. What positions are there in SGA?
A. The Executive Board consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian. There are also class representatives for each class level. In addition is the Campus Activity Team (CAT). This team consists of representatives for Music & Entertainment, Ideas and Issues, Residence Life, Public Relations, Campus Ministry, and Commuters.
Q. What are the requirements to run for an SGA position?
A. The only requirement needed for SGA is for students to keep a G.P.A of 2.5 or higher.
Q. How do I determine what position to run for?
A. When completing the application for SGA, read each job description carefully. Then, decide which position best applies to you. Think of what would interest you the most, where your strengths are, and what positions would both challenge you and allow you to excel.
Q. What should I do if I am having trouble understanding or completing the stipulated duties and responsibilities for my position?
A. We try to ensure that you are transitioned properly by the previous person who held your position. However, if you are still unsure, we strongly recommend that you get help as quickly as possible from the SGA moderator or ask another class officer to give you input on how she manages her workload. We strive to work together as a team, so you don’t have to feel alone.
Q. How is SGA different from other clubs/organizations?
A. SGA is the designated representative voice for our students. We encourage our students to bring any issues, questions, and/or concerns to the attention of their class representatives or directly to the Executive Board.
Q. When are SGA meetings held?
A. SGA meetings are every Tuesday at 2:00 PM, mostly in the Little Theatre, located in the A&S Building. Every other Tuesday is an Open meeting for SGA members, students, faculty, and GCU's clubs/organizations.
Q. What topics are generally discussed at the SGA meetings?
A. During SGA meetings, we address issues of concern to the student body, such as parking, school events, policies, judicial matters etc.
Q. How does someone go about forming a new club?
A. In order to form another club, you must contact the SGA moderator and/or the Student Activities Coordinator. Complete the appropriate forms for the club/organization you wish to have on campus. There must also be a minimum of five members willing to participate in keeping the club running, and at least one member must attend each open SGA meeting every other Tuesday.
Q. Is there an SGA office?
A. Yes, there is an SGA office for all members. It is located in the Court Cafe on the second floor. All SGA members are allowed to work in the SGA office providing that your work is student related. You must contact one of the class level presidents and/or the Student Activities Coordinator to gain access to the office.
Q: What are the SGA office hours?
A. The SGA office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you are unable to locate someone during these hours, kindly visit the Student Development Office, located in A&S 102.