The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official voice of the student body at Georgia State. The primary purpose of the SGA is to represent the students’ interests to the university and lobby on their behalf. The SGA provides a conduit for students to influence how the university operates by dealing directly with Georgia State staff and faculty. Moreover, the SGA selects the ten individuals who represent the students in the University Senate as voting members.
The SGA appoints students to serve on numerous committees in the university. Some of these committees deal with aspects of student life, such as the student life committee of the university senate and the student activity fee committee. Other committees deal with the finances of the university, planning and development, sustainability, admissions and standards, etc… Thus, committee members learn about the financial aspects of the university and can share these with the rest of the student body.
Students may not be aware of how a major research university operates. As an integral part of the university, the SGA understands many of the internal workings of Georgia State and can inform the student body and concerned students about the procedures, structure, organization and issues within the university.
The following awards are available to members of the Student Government Association. Select the award to see the award description and past recipients.
Liaison of the Year (Atlanta campus only)
|2018-19||D. Campbell Diaz|
Senator of the Year
|ATL - John Le, Robinson College of Business||DEC - Janii McIver, clubs & organizations|
|ALP - Marguax Abella, government & community affairs||DUN - Sirrus Darr - student services|
|CLK - Ashrakat Hassan, academic affairs||NEW - Charlie Gongorra, clubs and organizations|
|ATL - Kiersten Nicholson, public health||DEC - Erica Abdur-Rahim, academic affairs|
|ALP - Julia Estes, student services||DUN - Coralie Libam, clubs & orgs.|
|CLK - Kristin Nwadike, academic affairs||NEW - Cassie Turner, spirit & sustainability|
|ATL - Jessica Siemer, academic affairs||DEC, Gregory Wright, academic affairs|
|ALP - Jorge Viveros, clubs & orgs.||DUN - Allysha Watson, clubs & orgs.|
|CLK - Anthony Swift, spirit & sustainability||NEW - Aarjavi Patel, spirit & sustainability|
|ATL - Usra Mohamed, arts & sciences||DEC - Ikram Awad, academic affairs|
|ALP - Aisha Khan, perimeter college||DUN - Vetaliah Davis, perimeter college|
|CLK - Ariana Roberts, perimeter college||NEW - Omoruyi Ologbosere, clubs & orgs.|
2021 Gabriel Pelayo, Newton Executive Vice President and Emma Sullivan, Freshman Liaison
Volunteer of the Year
|2020-21||David Stubbs, Newton Campus Panther Activities Council President|
1968 – Students vote to merge the Day and Night Student Government Associations of Georgia State College.
1979 – SGA streamlined by new Constitution and SGA’s Program Board is removed to become an independent entity.
2016 – Georgia Perimeter College SGA’s consolidated with Georgia State’s SGA.
2021 - Amended the Constitution to include all students at Georgia State as members, adopted Ranked Choice Voting for elections and established the SGA Judiciary
We the students of Georgia State, a multi-campus institution within the University System of Georgia, in order to preserve and defend the rights and privileges of student self-governance, serve as the official voice of students in academic, institutional and community affairs. We will promote understanding and involvement among all the members of the University community; represent, advocate, and legislate the interests of the student body; to serve as partners in the administrative process of the University; assume the responsibility to provide a means of expression for students, and encourage individual responsibility. We assume the fullest responsibility and power of self-governance consistent with the Constitution, policies of Georgia State, and the laws of the State of Georgia.
Zayvion Sheppard, President of the 94th Administration has decided to publish a monthly newsletter and it is available below.
To increase SGA’s transparency with their constituents, each administration publishes mid-year and end-of-year reports which highlighted their initiatives and accomplishments. Those reports are posted below.
3705 Brookside Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022-4408
Student Center West
66 Courtland Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Student Government Association
P.O. Box 3966
Atlanta, GA 30302-3966
President - Zayvion Sheppard
Executive Vice President - Skyy Corral
Speaker of the Senate - Ira Livnat
Communications Director - Apply here.
Finance Director - Clinton Brennen
Academic Affairs - Michelle Smith
Student Engagement - Delisa Hardnick
Student Services - Nathan Brown
Want to meet with an officer? Visit "Meet Your Government."
College Center (CN)
555 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021-2396
Student Center (SC)
3251 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30034
Student Center (NB)
2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
239 Cedar Lane
Covington, GA 30014