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Executive Cabinet Form of Intent

Hello! Thanks for your interest in serving as an elected official on Delta State’s Student Government Association! Please make sure to read over the qualifications, as well as the roles and responsibilities of each position. If you have any questions, reach out to Will Young at sgapresident@deltastate.edu.

The Executive Cabinet shall administer the daily affairs of the SGA and enact and enforce all statutes passed by the Student Senate. All members shall be vested with the powers of their respective roles as outlined by the Constitution and shall execute their roles in accordance with the stipulations of the Constitution.

SGA Elected Positions and Duties

General Overall Qualifications:

  • Good standing with the University
  • A cumulative grade point average indicated within each position
  • A full-time and enrolled student at Delta State University
  • Candidates must be able to hold a year long term (i.e. no graduation/placement away from University in middle of term)

Positions

President

Qualifications:

  • Must at least be a junior next fall [2022]
  • Must have prior experience on Cabinet or attended at least five Cabinet meetings, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA

Duties:

  • Make appointments to all positions, commissions, committees, and departments as required by the Constitution.
  • Hold regular weekly SGA Cabinet Meetings
  • Attend the University President’s weekly Cabinet Meetings
  • To serve as chief executive officer of the SGA and responsibly exercise all executive authority of the student government.
  • To send and veto message to the Senate within fourteen days of Senate passage of the measure.
  • To prepare, with the consent of the Treasurer, a budget of any funds under the authority of the Student Government that are not included in the budget authorized by the President of the University.

Vice President

Qualifications:

  • Must at least be a junior next fall [2022]
  • Must have prior experience of the Senate or attended at least five Senate meetings, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA

Duties:

  • Serve as President of the Senate/has the power and duty to appoint chairpersons and members to all Senate committees.
  • Must insure that the Constitution and the Election Code remain current and available for the public inspection.
  • Must insure that the Senate is appropriately filled according to the Constitutional requirements.
  • To perform any other duties by the SGA President in accordance with scope of the President’s authority as outlined in the Constitution.

Treasurer

Qualifications:

  • Must at least be a sophomore next fall [2022] and a cumulative 2.8 GPA

Duties:

  • Responsible for all SGA funds.
  • Assists in the preparation of all budgets and advises the Cabinet and Senate as to the financial feasibility of a proposed program or activity.
  • Meet weekly with the SGA Advisor to go over SGA funds and prepare a budget update.
  • To perform any other duties by the SGA President in accordance with scope of the President’s authority as outlined in the Constitution.

Secretary

Qualifications:

  • Must at least be a sophomore next fall [2022] and a cumulative 2.8 GPA

Duties:

  • Must keep accurate minutes of the Cabinet and Senate meetings and keep an up-to-date list of all official SGA correspondence.
  • Ensure that all SGA records are properly filed and cared for.
  • To perform any other duties by the SGA President in accordance with scope of the President’s authority as outlined in the Constitution.

Attorney General

Qualifications:

  • Must at least be a junior next fall [2022] and a cumulative 2.8 GPA

Duties:

  • Serve as Commissioner of Homecoming and SGA elections.
  • To ensure that any proposed legislation does not conflict with existing statutes, and if a conflict exists, to inform the Senate
  • Insure all legislation passed by Senate is carried through proper Constitutional procedures until it is signed into law or disapproved.
  • To perform any other duties by the SGA President in accordance with scope of the President’s authority as outlined in the Constitution.

Chief Justice

Qualifications:

  • Must at least be a junior next fall [2022] and a cumulative 2.8 GPA

Duties:

  • Uphold the dignity of Student Court.
  • Preside over all meetings and hearings of the Student Court
  • Insure proper conduct among members of the Court.
  • Appoint Justices to the Court.
  • Preside over any SGA impeachment trial.

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Please read and review the following criteria necessary to be considered for the office of SGA Cabinet for the 2022-2023 academic year at Delta State University.

Qualifications

  1. Nominees must be enrolled as a full-time student in the current Spring 2022 semester.
  2. Nominees must have and maintain a 2.5 grade point average at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout the duration of the member’s term.

Requirements

Once appointed, all members shall attend transition meetings with the previous cabinet until the installment of the new cabinet.

  1. Members shall attend a Cabinet Retreat over the summer break, to take place on Delta State’s campus.
  2. Members are expected to attend the weekly cabinet meetings and must meet an 80% attendance rate each semester.
  3. Members shall work at least three (3) hours in the designated SGA office per week. The exact number of hours required for each member is subject to vary depending on the member’s position.
  4. Members are expected to volunteer for and attend all Student Government sponsored events.
  5. Members shall perform any duties that the Student Government President assigns in accordance with the scope of the President’s authority as outlined in this Constitution.

Positions

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff is responsible for informing the student body of any legislative proceedings, which may affect the university.

The duties of this position include, yet are not limited to:

  • To organize the brown bag luncheon at the Capitol each spring semester;
  • To ensure all members of SGA are getting their office hours each week; and
  • To assist other cabinet members in their roles.

Director of Spirit and Traditions

The Director of Spirit and Traditions is responsible for organizing and promoting spirit and the traditions associated with the university. This person plans homecoming week festivities and works alongside the Office of Student Life to plan the homecoming parade and the presentation of the court at the football game.

Director of Public Relations

The Director of Public Relations is responsible to make students aware of all events sponsored by the SGA and to establish good rapport with the public at large. This person will be in charge of all SGA social media accounts, as well as the Remind system.

Directors of Diversity, Inclusion, and International Affairs

The Directors of Diversity, Inclusion, and International Affairs works to bring unity among all cultures on campus by providing culturally diverse activities. This position is for two students to serve as co-directors, one of which must be an international student.

Director of Athletic Affairs

The Director of Athletic Affairs works with the Delta State Athletic Department to bring awareness to the student body about all of the athletic events.

Director of The Big Green Event

The Director of The Big Green Event will be responsible for planning the Big Green Event each spring semester. The director shall form a committee of diverse students at the start of the fall semester and begin to reach out to the community for sponsorships and projects.

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Student Senate

The Student Senate makes up the legislative branch of the Student Government. Senators are elected from residence halls, campus apartment complexes, and academic colleges or schools. The Vice President of the SGA presides over the Student Senate. Tackling issues like Residence Hall visitation, cafeteria quality, and other student issues, the Senate is a very distinguishing and rewarding way to make a difference on campus.

Please read and review the following criteria necessary to be considered for the office of Senator for the 2022-2023 academic year at Delta State University.

Qualifications for the offices of Student Senators:

  1. Nominees must be at least enrolled as a full-time freshman student in the current Fall 2022 semester.
  2. Nominees must have and maintain a 2.5 grade point average at the time of election and must be maintained throughout the duration of the Senator’s term.

With any questions or concerns, contact the SGA Vice President at sgavicepres@deltastate.edu.

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Student Court

The Student Court is charged with the interpretation of the Delta State University SGA Constitution and the Election Code of the SGA with the disposition of the Chief Justice.

Please read and review the following criteria necessary to be considered for the office of Court Justice for the 2022-2023 academic year at Delta State University.

Qualifications for the offices of Student Senators:

  1. All Justices, at the time of their installation, must be full-time students with an overall 2.50 cumulative GPA
  2. All Justices must have completed at least twelve semester hours at Delta State. A transfer student not on academic probation may serve.

With any questions or concerns, contact the SGA Chief Justice at sgachiefjus@deltastate.edu.

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