Similar to the Federal Government in the United States, the Student Government Association is composed of three distinct branches: executive, judicial and legislative, whose powers are vested in their Constitution and Bylaws.
A listing of the currently filled and vacant officer positions is available here.
SGA officer contact information is available on SGA's PIN portal roster here. Click on the officer's card to view their email address.
A. The University-Wide Executive Committee (UEC) shall be composed of the President, the Executive Vice Presidents for each campus (six), and the Atlanta Communications Director (non-voting) as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws.
B. The Campus Executive Committees (CEC) shall be composed of Executive Vice President, the Communication and Finance Directors, Speaker and the Speaker Pro Tempore (as a non-voting member), as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws.
a. The Communications Director is an individual appointed by each Executive Vice President to serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee. The communications director will serve at the pleasure of the respective campus’ Executive Vice President.
b. The Finance Director is an individual appointed by each Executive Vice President to serve as a non-voting member of the Senate, who is responsible for attending all scheduled meetings and providing budget updates to the Senate. The Finance Director will serve at the pleasure of the respective campus’ Executive Vice President.
C. For the Atlanta campus, the Senate Standing Committee Chairs also serve on the CEC as non-voting members.
The Student Government Association Judiciary (SGAJ) is the judicial branch of the Student Government Association (SGA). Student Justices confirmed by the University-Wide Senate may serve on the SGA Judiciary for the entire duration of their enrollment, as defined by the Student Code of Conduct, at Georgia State.
The SGAJ has the authority to interpret the SGA’s constitution and bylaws. The jurisdiction of the SGAJ is explained in the SGA Constitution and Bylaws. Applications to serve on the SGA Judiciary are available in PIN.
The SGAJ can be contacted at [email protected]
To be confirmed by Senate
A. The officers of the Senate shall be those students duly elected or appointed to the Senate according to this Constitution, its Amendments and Bylaws.
B. For the purpose of legislating at each of the campuses, there is a Campus Senate (presided over by the respective Speaker of the Senate) and a University-Wide Senate (presided over by the President of the SGA).
C. The presiding officers of the Campus Senates and University-Wide Senate only vote in the case of a tie.
D. If the SGA President is temporarily unable to preside over the University-Wide Senate, the President shall appoint a current Executive Vice President from the current existing Executive Vice Presidents to do so.
E. In the absence of the Speaker of the Senate, the Speaker Pro Tempore shall forfeit their voting privileges to facilitate the Campus Senate meeting. The Speaker Pro Tempore fulfills the Campus Senate responsibility of the Speaker of the Senate until the return or replacement of the Speaker of the Senate.
F. The Senate Speaker Pro Tempore shall be a Senator appointed and confirmed by a simple majority vote of the Senate and is a voting member of the Senate.
G. All Senators shall have equal authority and equal vote as members of the Senate, except the Speaker or Speaker Pro Tempore, who shall vote only in the case of a tie.
H. The University-Wide Senate has 46 seats which are apportioned to the campuses, colleges and schools based on the previous fall enrollment, with each campus, college or school having at least two senators.
I. Each campus will designate the appropriate number of senators, based on the previous fall’s enrollment, to serve on the University-Wide Senate. A senate position at the campus level does not guarantee a position on the UniversityWide Senate.
J. The Atlanta Campus Senate is comprised of the elected senators, senate clerk and appointed liaisons currently enrolled at the Atlanta campus.
a. Freshman, Transition and Transfer Liaisons are non-voting members of the Senate. They are responsible for attending all scheduled meetings and are encouraged to attend the standing committee meetings of the SGA.
b. The Speaker Pro Tempore chairs a committee of at least two senators who will review, and interview select applicants to make nominations for appointment to the Liaison positions to the Senate. The nominations require a two-thirds (⅔) affirmative vote of the Senate members present and takes effect immediately upon approval.
c. The Atlanta Campus Senate Clerk is an individual outside of the Senate appointed by the Speaker of the Senate as a non-voting member.
The governing documents of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Georgia State are the Consitution and Bylaws.
The SGA Constitution was updated in 2016 to reflect the addition of the campuses of Perimeter College and again in 2018 after a constitutional referendum, and again in 2021.
The current SGA Bylaws were updated on October 23, 2023.
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
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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