Student Government Association

Student Government Association 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)

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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