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SGA Senate

The Morehead State University Student Government Association Senate is comprised of 32 elected positions representing various areas of campus:
  • Freshmen Class Representative-two Senate positions representing the freshmen class that is responsible for serving as the voice for all students classified as a freshmen by credit hours of 29 or below.
  • Sophomore Class Representative-two Senate positions representing the sophomore class that is responsible for serving as the voice for all students classified as Sophomores by credit hours of 30-59.
  • Junior Class Representative-two Senate positions representing the Junior class that is responsible for serving as the voice for all students classified as Juniors by credit hours of 60-89.
  • Senior Class Representative-two Senate positions representing the Senior class that is responsible for serving as the voice for all students classified as Seniors by credit hours of 90 and above.
  • Graduate Student Representative-one Senate position representing all graduate students enrolled in graduate programs.
  • Residence Hall Representative-one Senate at large position representing all residence hall students responsible for representing all students living in University Housing.
  • Commuter Student Representative-one Senate position representing all commuter students responsible for representing all commuter students that are not living in University Housing.
  • Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science Representative-one Senate position representing the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences representing all students with an academic program within this college. This seat requires the candidate to be currently enrolled in an academic program within the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • College of Education Representative-one Senate position representing the College of Education representing all students with an academic program within this college.  This seat requires the candidate to be currently enrolled in an academic program within the College of Education.
  • College of Science Representative-one Senate Position representing the College of Science representing all students with an academic program within this college.  This seat requires the candidate to be currently enrolled in an academic program within the College of Science.
  • Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology Representative-one Senate Position representing the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology representing all students with an academic program within this college.  This seat requires the candidate to currently enrolled in an academic program within the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology.
  • At Large Representative-14 Senate At Large Positions representing all students of Morehead State University.
  • International Student Representative-one International Senate Position representing all students defined as non-American.
  • Student Athlete Representative-one Student Athlete Senate Position representing all students that participate in a sport through the Athletics Department sanctioned by the NCAA or Pioneer Football League.
  • RHA/RA Representative-one RHA/RA Senate Position by a student that holds an executive position in Residence Hall Association or serves as a Resident Advisor.


Senator duties

Each Senator is required to fulfill the following:
  • Attend a Senator Retreat held the Wednesday after elections.
  • Attend all regularly scheduled SGA meetings each Wednesday at 6:30 pm in ADUC 329 beginning the week after the Senator Retreat.
  • Actively serve on an SGA Standing Committee (see committee definitions below) and fully participate in the committee work including all programs sponsored by that committee.
  • Attend all regularly schedule Standing Committee meetings and actively participate in committee meetings.
  • Actively participate in weekly meetings by respectfully voicing concerns, issues or questions of amendments and resolutions on the floor.
  • Represent your elected constituency by being available for those students to contact you with concerns, issues and questions.  Senators are also responsible for respectfully voicing those concerns, issues and questions in meetings or to the appropriate Executive Board member and updating the concerned constituent on the outcome of the matter.
  • Hold at least ten (10) Constituency Contact hours each semester to allow for your represented students to voice any concerns, issues and questions.
  • Each Senator will be assigned a functional area of campus directly related to their position that they are responsible for during their term.  Functional areas are divided into academic, administrative and student life and Senators are expected to serve as a contact for those areas of campus and advocate for improvements and/or changes to those areas to better serve students.
 

SGA Standing Committees

Campus Involvement Committee

This committee develops and manages civic engagement efforts, educational programming, philanthropic programming (e.g. Iron Eagle Challenge) and participation in the campus community.  The Campus Involvement Committee is active in planning and executing programs as well as collaborating with other groups such as Campus Activities Board to offer activities.


Finance Committee

    This committee evaluates applications for SGA funding packets and makes the decisions of amendments brought to the floor in regard to those packets.  The Finance Committee oversees the organizations budget as a whole and makes recommendations of fiscal responsibility.


Public Relations Committee

This committee promotes, publicizes information and maintains social media accounts affiliated with SGA in a professional and positive manner.  The Public Relations Committee chooses promotional items that are used as various events throughout the year to promote SGA and support other areas of campus.


Student Life Committee

    This committee researches university policies and initiates improvements to enhance the quality of student life while serving as liaisons to key areas of campus.  The Student Life Committee also evaluates areas such as safety by hosting a Safety Walk each semester and making recommendations for improvements.