Location: College Union, 2nd floor
The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the voice for the West Liberty University student body. SGA represents the students in the decision-making process with the University administration. SGA serves as the communication channel between the administration and faculty to the students. SGA offers students leadership roles that compliment the lessons learned in class. Best of all, SGA plays a major role in planning the events to celebrate Homecoming, a tradition that is the biggest event held on campus each year.
Each person involved with SGA has an important role and influences the success of the University. SGA is composed of 21 Senators, the Executive Branch, (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary), and a faculty advisor. The Dean of Students and/or his/her designee serves as a permanent advisor. Of the twenty-one senators elected, there are four class presidents, four housing representatives and two commuter representatives. The remaining eleven Senators serve as liaisons to all other clubs and organizations on campus. The Student Government President is a member of the West Liberty University Institutional Board of Governors. The Vice President is on the Student Advisory Committee of the University system. Elections are held for officers and most senate positions at the end of the spring semester. Housing and commuter Senate positions are elected early in the fall semester.
Meetings are held every Tuesday night at 9:00 PM during the regular academic year. Typically, meetings are held in the Alumni Wall of Honor room in the College Union. At each meeting there is constituent time where any student can speak to the Senate and SGA officers.
Each year SGA is involved in the following activities and events:
- Holding SGA elections
- Making appointments of students to various University committees and boards
- Coordinating many of the Homecoming events
- Coordinating a spring social event
- Hosting a leadership retreat for SGA members
- Assisting clubs and organizations with their events